First we will install the RealThinClient SDK and then the RealThinClient Portal components.
The install process is the same as for other components in the RAD Studio products. First, we unpack the downloaded files (you can download the files for the RTC SDK stater edition HERE, remember to choose the right version according to your RAD Studio version.)
Once you have downloaded the files, you can proceed to install them.
First, we will install the SDK part.
1. Decompress the downloaded file to a specific location in your hard drive. I like to have a folder for every component set in a specific folder in my hard drive.
2. Open up RAD Studio
3. Go to menu Tools → Options…
4. In the options screen expand Delphi Options and then select Library
5. Make shure that the Selected Platform is 32-bit Windows
6. Open the Library path window by clicking in the … button
7. The Library Path Directories window appears. Here we will add the path to the Lib folder in the RealThinClient folder.
8. We look for the folder where we put our files extracted from our zip file and Select the Lib folder.
9. When we get back to the Library Path editor window, we will have the Path to our Lib directory selected, now we just click Add…
10. Now, the Path to the RealThinClient Lib Folder must appear in the Ordered list of Library Paths section. Click the OK button to go back to the Options Window
11. And again, in the Options window click the OK button to save changes.
12. Now we will open the project to make the installation of the components. Clic File → Open Project or press (Ctrl + F11)
13. Go to the folder were you put the extracted files and select the file ”’rtcSDK.dpk”’
14. Now the IDE will show us the content of the rtcSDK project.
15. Compile the project.
16. If you get no errors then Build the project.
17. If no errors then Install the components.
18. When the install process finishes, you get a confirmation message showing you all of the components that were installed.
19. Now, when you create a new project, you must have the RTC Server and the RTC Client components in your components palette listed.
As simple as that, now you can start using the RealThinClient SDK components in Delphi.