The advantages of being portable
The tool comes wrapped up in a portable package which can be deployed on your system by simply running the executable file and bypassing the installation process. You may run it on any USB flash drive or other devices and open it on the target system without administrative privileges.
It is import to mention that the utility does not leave any traces in your Windows registry. Uninstalling it means deleting the files that you have grabbed from the Internet.
DFM Editor adopts a simple layout that gives you the possibility to add DFM files in the working environment using the browse button (you cannot rely on the drag-and-drop support).
You can make use of an Object Tree that reveals a list with the name of the objects detected in a file, Object Inspector for checking out data related to properties and events, syntax-highlighted editor, form preview mode, as well as log panel that records information about all your actions and possible errors.
When it comes to exporting options, you may save text, binary or resource data to DFM file format. You may extract information from executable files (EXE, DLL, OCX, BPL, DPL, CPL) and upload packet information from BPL/DPL files.
A few editing features and data processing tools
You are allowed to undo your actions, perform basic clipboard tasks (cut, copy, paste), delete data, carry out searches, and go to source with just one click. The tool lets you edit the information using the built-in editor, check out the form preview, rescan objects, and save form image to BMP file format.
DFM Editor gives you the possibility to make file associations for DFM and FMX files, display ‘type’ column in Object Inspector, reveal ‘classname’ column in Object Tree, enable a smaller font in the editor, as well as extend the program’s functions using external packages (BPL file format) in order to know more classes.
All in all, DFM Editor comes with a basic and intuitive feature pack for helping you edit DFM files, and can be mastered by all types of users, regardless of their experience level.
Delphi Form Editor is a handy editor for Delphi Form files (*.dfm) in both binary and text format.
It has object tree, object inspector and syntax highlighted editor and form previewing capability.
It can be extended with external packages (bpl files) to know more classes. Forms can also be extracted from executables or libraries. It supports D1-D7 forms.