Extracts DFM, LFM and FRM forms from executable files compiled by Delphi, Lazarus and CodeTyphon
This program was made for my private use, but it may also be useful to someone.
When translating one program written in Delphi, I needed DFM forms to make it easier to work with the Poedit program, so I decided to write a small program to extract DFMs.
DfmExtractor version 1.1 [Win 32-bit] (2018.02.28)
DfmExtractor.exe -i=FILE [-n=NAME] [-idx=X] [-o=FILE] [-e=EXT] [-p=STR] [-a] [-d=DIR]
[-l] [-h] [-V] [--home]
Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.
Options are case-sensitive. Options in square brackets are optional.
|-i, --input-file=FILE||An executable file containing Delphi, Lazarus or CodeTyphon forms (DFM, LFM, FRM).|
|-n, --form-name=NAME||Form name or form class name to extract.|
|-idx, --form-index=X||The index of the form to extract. Non-negative integer.|
|-o, --output-file=FILE||The output file with extracted form.|
|-e, --extension=EXT||The default extension of the output file(s). If not specified, DFM will be used.|
|-p, --prefix=STR||Output file(s) name prefix (for the
|-a, --save-all||Saves all forms from the specified executable file to the given (or current) directory.|
|-d, --output-dir=DIR||Output directory (for the
|-l, --list||Displays a list of all forms in the given input file.|
|-h, --help||Show this help.|
|-V, --version||Show application version.|
|--home||Opens program homepage in the default browser.|
List all forms in the file AudioExtractor64.exe:
DfmExtractor.exe -i AudioExtractor64.exe -lResult:
Forms: 10 Index | Lines | Form name | Form class ------------------------------------------------------- 0 | 451 | CustomizeFrm | TCustomizeFrm 1 | 343 | FormAbout | TFormAbout 2 | 49 | FormCmdLine | TFormCmdLine 3 | 345 | FormErrors | TFormErrors 4 | 1 621 | FormFileInfo | TFormFileInfo 5 | 474 | FormListFileEdit | TFormListFileEdit 6 | 6 035 | FormMain | TFormMain 7 | 790 | FormOptions | TFormOptions 8 | 422 | FormProgress | TFormProgress 9 | 169 | FormToolsInfo | TFormToolsInfo
Save all forms from the AudioExtractor64.exe file to files with the LFM extension:
DfmExtractor.exe -i AudioExtractor64.exe -a -e lfmResult:
File saved: CustomizeFrm.lfm File saved: FormAbout.lfm File saved: FormCmdLine.lfm File saved: FormErrors.lfm File saved: FormFileInfo.lfm File saved: FormListFileEdit.lfm File saved: FormMain.lfm File saved: FormOptions.lfm File saved: FormProgress.lfm File saved: FormToolsInfo.lfm
FormMainfrom the AudioExtractor64.exe file to
DfmExtractor.exe -i AudioExtractor64.exe -n FormMain -o "main form.dfm"Result:
The form with name/class "FormMain" has been saved to file: main form.dfm
Save form with index
4from the AudioExtractor64.exe file to a DFM file:
DfmExtractor.exe -i AudioExtractor64.exe -idx 4Result:
The form with index 4 has been saved to file: FormFileInfo.dfm
If you want to compile the program yourself, here you will find source files and compilation instructions: https://github.com/jackdp/DfmExtractor.
- Project ported from Delphi to Lazarus/CodeTyphon.
- The size of the executable file has been reduced twice.
- Internal enhancements.