IDE Window: Package Graph

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Navigation

The Package Graph dialog is accessible via the Lazarus IDE Main Menu > Package > Package Graph.

Overview

The package graph shows the currently loaded packages and which package uses which, and which package is used by which.

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Move the mouse cursor over nodes and edges to highlight dependencies.

Click on a package to see some general information about it in the window below.

Usage

Double click on a package to open the Package Editor for this package.

Double click on a project to open the Project Inspector.

Double click on the IDE to configure the installed packages.

Packages are automatically unloaded, when they are not used anymore.

State

A package can have one of the following states:

  • Installed - the package is installed. An installed package is compiled into the IDE and its classes are available in the component palette.
  • AutoCreated - the package is part of the IDE, it can not be uninstalled.
  • Install on next start - the package is not yet installed, but will be compiled into the IDE and will be installed after exiting the IDE and starting the new IDE. You compile a new IDE in Tools -> Build Lazarus.
  • Uninstall on next start (unless needed by an installed package) - This package was installed automatically because it was needed by a package that was installed normally. When the normally installed package is uninstalled this package will be uninstalled as well.