is a Delphi & C++Builder event driven component which lets you
to take actions after a specified system-wide (related to the whole
system) or application (related only to the application) idle time
or to check the time interval of user inactivity.
System Idle time is the time interval of full user
inactivity. In this interval any user action is missing on the computer,
like pressing a key of the keyboard or moving the mouse or pressing
a mouse button or rotating the scroll.
Application Idle time is the time interval of user
inactivity inside of one application. In this interval the user
doesn't press a key of the keyboard or a mouse button inside of
one window of the application.
The 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.
Available for: Delphi 10.4 Sydney (Win32 &
Win64), Delphi 10.3 Rio (Win32 & Win64), Delphi 10.2 Tokyo (Win32
& Win64), Delphi 10.1 Berlin (Win32 & Win64), Delphi 10
Seattle (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 2009, Delphi 2007, Delphi 2006, Delphi 2005,
Delphi 7, Delphi 6, Delphi 5, Delphi 4, C++Builder 10.4 (Win32 &
Win64) Sydney, C++Builder 10.3 (Win32 & Win64) Rio, C++Builder
10.2 Tokyo (Win32 & Win64), C++Builder 10.1 Berlin (Win32 &
Win64), C++Builder 10 Seattle (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,
Turbo Delphi, Turbo C++
- The Delphi 2006 version is fully compatible with Turbo Delphi
- The C++Builder 2006 version is fully compatible with Turbo C++
- Delphi for .NET support was abandoned. You can use our .NET components
instead, which are written in C#.
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 ZylIdleTimerPack package in the list and click the Remove
-Open Tools - Environment Options - Library and remove the library
path pointing to ZylIdleTimer 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 ZylIdleTimer
-Delete or rename the top folder where ZylIdleTimer 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 ZylIdleTimer.
(<compiler> is either "Delphi" or "C++Builder",
<version> is the IDE version you have installed)
the zip file and open the ZylIdleTimerPack.dpk file in Delphi (ZylIdleTimerPack.bpk
or ZylIdleTimerPack.cbproj file in C++Builder), compile and install
and add to Tools/Environment Options/Library (in older Delphi/C++Builder
menu) or Tools/Options/[Language]/Delphi Options/Library/Library
Path (in newer Delhi menu,) or Tools/Options/[Language]/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 ZylIdleTimer.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 runtime
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 "ZylIdleTimer".
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.,
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
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.
Only one timer with Kind = itApplication can be used for
System Idle - works with Windows 2000 or later
Services - doesn't work in services, on Windows Vista or later (it
works in Windows XP and 2003)
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
ZylIdleTimer - Delphi & C++Builder Component
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