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Where/how to remove an IDE Plugin?

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Hi Team,


A 3rd Party IDE plug in on GitHub pricked my interest.

I downloaded, built and installed it.

As it turns out, it isn't of any use to me.

I can't find any mechanism to remove it.

I could delete the .bpl. but will probably end up with error messages when i start the IDE.

I found an entry in the Registry but: a.  I am unsure if it is the right/only one to delete.  b.  I am leary of doing so on spec as I have been bitten a couple of times previously playing in the registry.


What is the best/safest method to remove it please?


Regards & TIA,


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A bit more specifics would have been helpful. E.g. a link to the repository, how did you "install" it, etc.


Anyway, if it's actually an IDE plugin it's listed in (for Delphi 12):

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Embarcadero\BDS\23.0\Known IDE Packages


If it's a component package it's listed in:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Embarcadero\BDS\23.0\Known Packages


You can just delete it from there. Save a copy of the registry tree (right click the parent node, select export) if you are unsure of what you're doing.

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Tks Anders,

It wasn't under 'Known IDE Packages', it was under 'Known Packages'.

All good now Tks.




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In which case, you could have just removed it from within the IDE itself, via the "Component" menu, "Install Packages" dialog.

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Hi Remy,

Agreed, but, it didn't appear there, or I would have.




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