Using Turbo Pascal with Windows

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Borland Turbo Pascal Version 6.0 is compatible with Microsoft Windows when Windows runs under the conditions recommended by Borland.


According to "Borland Language Express," a technical support journal for Borland products, the following procedures should be implemented for running Borland Turbo Pascal 6.0 under Microsoft Windows versions 3.0 and 3.1:

  1. Use a PIF file to start Turbo Pascal running in a full screen.
  2. If MS-DOS version 5.0 memory drivers are being used, add the RAM parameter to the EMM386 device statement as follows:
    device=emm386.exe ram
  3. Use the -x- option with the Turbo IDE (independent development environment) if EMS memory is not available.
  4. For mouse support, load the mouse driver from MS-DOS in the AUTOEXEC.BAT or CONFIG.SYS file.
NOTE: The status bar in Turbo Pascal for Windows does not repaint properly when run under the Microsoft Windows operating system version 3.1. The Borland products included here are manufactured by a vendor independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding these products' performance or reliability.


"Borland Language Express," volume 2, no. 1, page 28


Article ID: 82386 - Last Review: February 27, 2014 - Revision: 2.1
  • Microsoft Windows 3.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 3.1 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 3.11 Standard Edition
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