How to Convert Java Files into Delphi/C++ Builder Modules for Android with Winsoft JavaImport 3.6
If you are a Delphi or C++ Builder developer who wants to create Android applications using Java libraries, you might be interested in Winsoft JavaImport for Android 3.6. This is a powerful tool that allows you to convert Java .jar files, .class files and folders into Delphi/C++ Builder modules for Android. You can then use these modules in your projects and access the Java classes and methods from your native code.
In this article, we will show you how to use Winsoft JavaImport for Android 3.6 to convert a Java library into a Delphi/C++ Builder module and use it in an Android application. We will use the MPAndroidChart library as an example, which is a popular charting library for Android.
Step 1: Download and Install Winsoft JavaImport for Android 3.6
You can download Winsoft JavaImport for Android 3.6 from the official website. The download file is a ZIP archive that contains the executable file and the source code. You can extract the ZIP file to any folder on your computer.
To install Winsoft JavaImport for Android 3.6, you just need to run the executable file and follow the instructions. You will need to enter your license key if you have purchased the full version of the tool. If you want to try it before buying, you can use the trial version, which has some limitations.
Step 2: Convert the Java Library into a Delphi/C++ Builder Module
After installing Winsoft JavaImport for Android 3.6, you can launch it from the Start menu or the desktop shortcut. You will see the main window of the tool, which has a simple and intuitive interface.
To convert a Java library into a Delphi/C++ Builder module, you need to follow these steps:
Click on the \"Add\" button and browse to the folder where you have downloaded the MPAndroidChart library. Select the MPAndroidChart.jar file and click \"Open\". You will see the file added to the list of input files.
Click on the \"Output\" button and choose a folder where you want to save the generated module. You can also enter a name for the module file.
Click on the \"Options\" button and adjust the settings according to your preferences. For example, you can choose which classes and methods to include or exclude, how to handle generics and annotations, how to map Java types to Delphi/C++ types, etc.
Click on the \"Convert\" button and wait for the process to finish. You will see a message box indicating that the conversion was successful.
You have now converted the MPAndroidChart library into a Delphi/C++ Builder module named MPAndroidChart.pas (or MPAndroidChart.cpp if you are using C++ Builder).
Step 3: Use the Delphi/C++ Builder Module in an Android Application
To use the Delphi/C++ Builder module in an Android application, you need to follow these steps:
Create a new Delphi or C++ Builder project for Android using RAD Studio.
Add the MPAndroidChart.pas (or MPAndroidChart.cpp) file to your project.
Add the MPAndroidChart.jar file to your project's deployment manager. You can do this by right-clicking on your project in the Project Manager, selecting \"Deployment\", clicking on \"Add Files\", browsing to the folder where you have saved the MPAndroidChart.jar file, selecting it and clicking \"Open\". You will see the file added to the list of deployment files. Make sure that its remote path is set to \"classes.dex\".
Write your code using the classes and methods from the MPAndroidChart module. You can access them from the MPAndroidChart unit (or namespace if you are using C++ Builder). For example, you can create a line chart by using code like this: