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(Hopefully this is deemed suitable for Programmers, not StackOverflow - I could imagine it getting closed at SO because there's no obvious 'right' answer.)

We have a large Delphi 2007 VCL project that uses things like DBXpress, Report Builder, DevExpress and TMS components (both visual and non-visual) etc. For reasons I won't bore you with, the company would like to start adding new modules to the program using .Net (via C# in particular). Rewriting from scratch isn't an option and given the heavy use of Report Builder and various other bits of Delphi-specific 3rd party code, I suspect that using something like TurnSharp to regenerate a C# project wouldn't work well either.

Ideally we want to keep our Win32 VCL Delphi code but add new modules (plug-ins, sections of contained functionality like wizards etc) via C#.

So we're considering RemObjects' Hydra, and in the next few weeks will probably have a go at evaluating it on a smaller-but-representative project first.

I wondered if anyone had experience of doing this kind of thing with Hydra...?

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I've done a case study with a large company's very large project in a similar scenario, but it is not published yet so I can't give you any details. The were successful with it and quite happy. The also used Hydra as an alternative to P-Invoke for making native calls. unfortunately I can't speak form personal experience and answer the question. –  Jim McKeeth Jul 28 '11 at 19:47

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i'm not try and answer the original question, as Hydra is our product and you are looking for external feedback by other users, but i wanted to jump in here anyways and let you know that if you have any specific technical or conceptual questions, i'd be happy to help you out (or get someone from the Hydra team in who can).


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Thanks Marc, that's really appreciated! I may well take you up on your offer in the next couple of weeks, many thanks! –  robsoft Oct 9 '10 at 12:04

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