Recorder Addins are Microsoft COM objects (best written in written in Delphi 7) that
provide additional functionality alongside the main Recorder application. Addins
are implemented as .ocx or sometimes .dll, but may also be supplied with a small
number of other files (such as .bmp or .mdb files for example). All files supplied
with an addin MUST be saved in the same directory as the .ocx or .dll file to successfully
The most up to date addins for Recorder 6 are available to download from this page.
To check the version number of any addin currently installed open Recorder 6 and
go to Tools - Install Add-In Module. The version number of each addin is displayed
in the 'Description' field for each addin selected. If you are upgrading from an
earlier version of Recorder 6 and already have a copy of an addin installed, you
should uninstall the old version first (see instructions below) before installing
the new one. To download each addin click on the links below.
To uninstall existing addins:
Open Recorder 6 and go to Tools - Install - Add-in Module..
Select the addin you would like to remove and then click the [Remove] button
Click [Yes] to confirm or [No] to cancel
If you are replacing the addin with a new version you will need to delete the .ocx
and all other files related to that particular addin in the Recorder 6/Addins folder
To install an addin:
Download the relevant zip file to your desktop or addins folder and unzip
Open Recorder 6 and go to Tools - Install - Add-in Module...
Click on the [Install] button and browse to the relevant .ocx or .dll file and click
A message should then be displayed to say 'The following addin has been successfully
If the addin is implemented as a .dll file, you will be unable to remove it and then
install it again within the same session (if you attempt this the following error
message will be displayed: "Error 32: The process cannot access the file because
it is being used by another process"). You must close the application and restart
before the addin can be re-installed. This is a limitation imposed by Windows as
.dll files are not removed from memory until the programme that loaded them terminates.
You will recieve a similar error message if you do not delete the old .ocx after
uninstalling and attempting to re-install an addin.
Anyone can write an addin, but while in theory any version of Delphi and other software
supporting Com objects could be used our experience suggests that using anything
other than Delphi 7 is problematic. See Documentation for details on writing addins.
Code for existing addins is available in the R6 Repository and could be used
as the basis for additional or modified addins, but these must be given new names.
Currently, all the addins listed are supported as part of Recorder 6.
You can download addins from the list below by clicking on the name. If you require
more information then click on the Version number .