Delphi Easter Egg - IDE Developer

Make a text file, either in the IDE with File | New... | Text, or using Notepad, or Windows Explorer.
Save the text file with a .Allen extension, as opposed to a .Txt extension.
Start a new project in Delphi 5 and open the project manager (View | Project Manager or Ctrl+Alt+F11).
Right-click on the project, choose Add... and use the Files of type: combobox to show Any file (*.*).
Choose the .Allen file and press Open to add it to the project.

At this point, right-clicking on the text file will give you a menu including the entry Meet Allen Bauer.
Choosing this menu item firstly displays a message box saying: Hi I'm Allen
Your Web Browser is then launched to display the URL http://www.on24.com/corporatevideo/borland/3-5_56.html.
This is a Web page showing a video of Allen talking about some of the new features in C++Builder 4.


If you now compile the project (Ctrl+F9), the compiler will produce some additional credits to the IDE developers.

A side effect of the compilation (assuming the project had been saved) is to also produce another empty text file with the same name, but with a .Allen.Bauer extension.

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Contributed By: Anonymous on 01-26-2001
Reviewed By: Webmaster
Special Requirements: Delphi 5.0
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Mike writes:
If you want, you can also just copy and paste the URL on to the address bar of your web browser.
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