(former ZylNMEAGenerator) is a Delphi & C++ Builder component
that transforms position data in NMEA 0183 format. NMEA 0183
is a standard protocol, used by GPS receivers to transmit position
NMEA 0183 (or NMEA for short) is a combined electrical and data
specification for communication between marine electronic devices
such as echo sounder, sonars, Anemometer (winds speed and direction),
gyrocompass, autopilot, GPS (Global Positioning System) receivers
and many other types of instruments. It has been defined by,
and is controlled by, the US-based National Marine Electronics
You can generate complex NMEA sentences from simple data inputs.
The sentences are recognized by any NMEA compatible mapping
software. In this way with this component you can simulate a
GPS receiver. You just write the generated NMEA sentences on
a virtual serial port or an internet socket connected to mapping
You can use this component as a GPS simulator using a null-modem
cable which interconnects two physical serial or USB ports,
or you can interconnect two bluetooth or Irda ports, or you
can use one of the virtual serial port software from the market,
which emulates two interconnected serial ports like: Free
Virtual Serial Ports Emulator by ETERLOGIC,
Null-modem emulator (com0com),
Serial Port Kit, Virtual
Serial Port Driver and others.
Supported NMEA sentences: GPGLL, GPGGA, GPVTG, GPRMC, GPGSA,
GPGSV, GPZDA, GPWPL, GPRTE, GPAAM.
demo version is fully functional in Delphi and C++Builder IDE,
but it displays a nag dialog (the licensed version will, of
course, not have a nag dialog and will not be limited to the
IDE). The package includes demo programs for Delphi and C++Builder
and a help file with the description of the component.
Supported Operating Systems:
Available for: Delphi 10.2 (Win32 & Win64),
Delphi 10.1 (Win32 & Win64), Delphi 10 (Win32 & Win64),
Delphi XE8 (Win32 & Win64), Delphi XE7 (Win32 & Win64),
Delphi XE6 (Win32 & Win64), Delphi XE5 (Win32 & Win64),
Delphi XE4 (Win32 & Win64), Delphi XE3 (Win32 & Win64),
Delphi XE2 (Win32 & Win64), Delphi XE, Delphi 2010, Delphi
Delphi 2007, Delphi 2006, Delphi 2005, Delphi 7, Delphi 6, Delphi
5, Delphi 4, C++Builder 10.2 (Win32 & Win64), C++Builder
10.1 (Win32 & Win64), C++Builder 10 (Win32 & Win64),
C++Builder XE8 (Win32 & Win64), C++Builder XE7, C++Builder
XE6, C++Builder XE5, C++Builder XE4, C++Builder XE3, C++Builder
XE2, C++Builder XE, C++Builder 2010, C++Builder 2009, C++Builder
2007, C++Builder 2006, C++Builder 6, C++Builder 5, Turbo Delphi,
- The Delphi 2006 version is fully compatible with Turbo Delphi
- The C++Builder 2006 version is fully compatible with Turbo
- Delphi for .NET support was abandoned.
If you have a previous
version of the component installed, you must remove it completely
before installing this version. To remove a previous installation,
proceed as follows:
-Start the IDE, open the packages page by selecting
Component - Install Packages
-Select ZylGPSSimPack package in the list and click the Remove
-Open Tools - Environment Options - Library and remove the library
path pointing to ZylGPSSimulator folder
-Close the IDE
-Browse to the folder where your bpl and dcp files are located
(default is $(DELPHI)\Projects\Bpl for Delphi, $(BCB)\Projects\Bpl
for C++ Builder). -Delete all of the files related to ZylGPSSimulator
-Delete or rename the top folder where ZylGPSSimulator is installed
-Start regedit (click Start - Run, type "regedit.exe"
and hit Enter). Open the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Borland\<compiler>\<version>\Palette
and delete all name/value items in the list related to ZylGPSSimulator.
(<compiler> is either "Delphi" or "C++Builder",
<version> is the IDE version you have installed)
the zip file and open the ZylGPSSimPack.dpk file in Delphi (ZylGPSSimPack.bpk
or ZylGPSSimPack.cbproj file in C++Builder), compile and install
and add to Tools/Environment Options/Library (in older Delphi/C++Builder
menu) or Tools/Options/Delphi Options/Library/Library Path (in
newer Delphi menu) or Tools/Options/C++ Options/Paths and Directories/Library
Path & Include Path (in newer C++Builder menu, in C++Builder
10 or later, set them also for the classic compiler) the path
of the installation (where the ZylGPSSimulator.dcu file is
located). The component will be added to the "Zyl Soft"
tab of the component palette. After you have the component on
your component palette, you can drag and drop it to any form,
where you can set its properties by the Object Inspector and
you can write event handlers selecting the Events tab of the
Object Inspector and double clicking the preferred event.
If you still have problems in C++Builder, running an application,
which contains the component, then open the project and in C++Builder
menu, Project/Options/Packages and uncheck "Build with
C++BuilderXE2: If you get access violation, running an application
with this component, then comment out in the project's main
form's cpp file the following: //#pragma link "ZylGPSSimulator".
is indicated to use this component with "Stop on Delphi
exception" option deactivated. You can do this from Delphi
/ C++Builder menu, "Tools/Debugger Options/Language Exceptions/Stop
on Delphi exceptions" in older versions or Tools/Options/Debugger
Options/Embarcadero Debuggers/Language Exceptions/Notify on
language exceptions in newer versions, otherwise you will have
a break at all the handled exceptions.
64-bit support is only for runtime, so you have to use it in
the folllwing way:
Install the 32-bit version of the component as it described
above and add to Tools/Options/Delphi Options/Library/Library
Path, selected platform: 64-bit Windows the path of the Win64
subfolder of the component.
Before compiling the host application for 64-bit Windows, right
click on Target Platforms, Add Platform and add 64-bit Windows
(Make the selected platform active). If you compile the application
in this way, it will be a native 64-bit application.
If you can't open the help file:
-right-click on the help.chm file to get the properties
-on the bottom it says: “This file came form another computer....”
-push “Unblock” next to this text
-now the help.chm files opens as all other help files
ZylGPSSimulator - Delphi & C++Builder Component
Developer License with Source Code
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you need, checking the fully functional trial version first!