Verify Installation

This document explains how to verify your MMX Code Explorer installation and how to solve installation problems.
Applicable to versions MMX 13.x and up. The text assumes a MMX 13.x installation with default settings on Windows 10. For other MMX versions, substitute “13” with the relevant version number where applicable.

Directories and files

You should have these directories (actual path names depending on your actual install dir / drive)

  • %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Raabe Software
    The root directory, does not contain files
  • %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Raabe Software\MMX\13.0
    Or whatever version or you installed. Contains all explorer related files such as mmx_bds19.dll, the user manual etc.
  • %APPDATA%\Raabe Software\Shared
    The user data directory containing files shared with other Raabe Software products. No files required in this directory, but it can contain auto-created files like SharedSettings.ini.
  • %APPDATA%\Raabe Software\Shared\Templates
    This directory should contain the predefined templates and other templates you added. For example ArrayProp_List.pas.

If any of these directories or files is missing you need to run the installer again.

Registry settings: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

You should have these keys:

  • HKLM\Software\Raabe Software\MMX\13.0
    containing at least a string value named InstallDir pointing to the actual install path.
    For example: “C:\Program Files (x86)\Raabe Software\MMX\13.0” (omit quotes).
  • HKLM\Software\Raabe Software\Shared
    containing at least has a string value named RootDir pointing to the Shared directory – a user app data sub driectory.
    For example:
    “C:\Users\[USER NAME]\AppData\Roaming\Raabe Software\Shared” (omit quotes).
  • HKLM\Software\Raabe Software\Shared\Templates
    containing at least has a string value named RootDir pointing to the Templates directory.
    For example:
    “C:\Users\[USER NAME]\AppData\Roaming\Raabe Software\Shared\Templates” (omit quotes).

If any of these keys / values is missing, you may either run the installer again or manually add them. Make sure you enter the correct directory names.

Registry settings: HKEY_CURRENT_USER

You should have these keys:

  • HKCU\Software\Raabe Software\Shared
    containing at least has a string value named RootDir pointing to the Shared directory – a user app data sub driectory.
    For example: “C:\Users\[USER NAME]\AppData\Roaming\Raabe Software\Shared” (omit quotes).
    This is the same value as stored in HKLM.
  • HKCU\Software\Raabe Software\Shared\Templates
    containing values that are the registered templates. For example:

This key and it’s values are non-essential for MMX Code Explorer. Registering a new code template will auto create whatever is missing.

You do not need any keys or values in HKCU\Software\Raabe Software\MMX\13.0 or any of its sub keys.

Delphi IDE Integration

The ModelMaker Code Explorer installer integrates the explorer with all installed Delphi IDEs.
To change integration at a later time, use the explorer | Properties | IDE Integration tab.
Changing IDE integration settings requires restarting Delphi.

Technically Delphi IDE integration is for each Delphi IDE done through a string value in HKEY_CURRENT_USER.

HKCU\Software\Borland\Delphi\7.0\Experts – for Delphi 7
HKCU\Software\Borland\BDS\5.0\Experts – for Delphi 2007
HKCU\Software\CodeGear\BDS\6.0\Experts – for Delphi 2009
HKCU\Software\CodeGear\BDS\7.0\Experts – for Delphi 2010
HKCU\Software\Embarcadero\BDS\8.0\Experts – for Delphi XE
HKCU\Software\Embarcadero\BDS\9.0\Experts – for Delphi XE2
HKCU\Software\Embarcadero\BDS\10.0\Experts – for Delphi XE3
HKCU\Software\Embarcadero\BDS\11.0\Experts – for Delphi XE4
HKCU\Software\Embarcadero\BDS\12.0\Experts – for Delphi XE5
HKCU\Software\Embarcadero\BDS\14.0\Experts – for Delphi XE6
HKCU\Software\Embarcadero\BDS\15.0\Experts – for Delphi XE7
HKCU\Software\Embarcadero\BDS\16.0\Experts – for Delphi XE8
HKCU\Software\Embarcadero\BDS\17.0\Experts – for Delphi 10 Seattle
HKCU\Software\Embarcadero\BDS\18.0\Experts – for Delphi 10.1 Berlin
HKCU\Software\Embarcadero\BDS\19.0\Experts – for Delphi 10.2 Tokyo

For each Delphi version installed you should find a string value named MidexExpert
Correct spelling is essential to avoid problems with future installs!
The string data should point to the actual explorer dll as found in the MMX install directory.
For example (Delphi 2010)

The dll names for the Delphi IDEs are: midexd7.dll (Delphi 5 – 7) and mmx_bds5.dll – mmx_bds19.dll (Delphi 2007 – Delphi 10.2 Tokyo)

If MMX Code Explorer is not loaded by Delphi this is revealed by not having the MMX menu item in the IDE View menu.
This is caused by a missing MidexExpert value for that IDE. You can manually add the value.
Make sure you define the correct dll for that IDE.