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"RichView is a suite of native Delphi/C++Builder components for displaying, editing (not demonstrated by demo/not in freeware version*) and printing hypertext documents. Components support various character attributes (fonts, subscripts/superscripts, colored text background, custom drawn)." This package contains a port of the freeware version.

 * Shareware version (as stated in lazrichview- demo project)
 The development of freeware version was stopped in 1999.
 This update was made for Delphi 5 and C++Builder 5 compatibility.
 Newer (shareware) version includes editor, data-aware versions, component for print preview, works with Unicode, supports HTML-style tables.
 Contents can have much more complicated formatting - left, center, right and justify alignments, subscripts/superscripts, paragraph backgrounds and more.
 Literally all actions of free version are performed in much faster and convenient way with shareware version.
 Please visit for additional information.


Author: Sergey Tkachenko,
LCL Port: Paul Burton
LCL Additional Portability and Fixes: Jesus Reyes A.


Freeware (see originalreadme.txt).


The lazarus package can be downloaded from SourceForge (


A couple of screenshots of demo application running under windows.

Initial screen

Controls can be embedded in Richview

Clicking an embedded button

Change Log

  • 30.12.05 ( First Release
  • 19.01.06 ( Improved compilation with lazarus and packaging
  • 08.09.06 ( Fixes and Portability (now it works in Windows and Linux) plus demo, for details see readme.txt


  • Create the directory lazarus\components\richview
  • Unzip the files from the zip file in this directory
  • Open lazarus
  • Open lazrichview.lpk with Component/Open package file (.lpk)
  • (Click on Compile only if you don't want to install the component into the IDE)
  • Click on Install

If you have a trouble with installing, try to before compile in Compiler Options->Paths->Include Files puts only "$(LazarusDir)/lcl/" and delete every thing else.