Write Dynamic Programs with Delphi Create a wide variety of powerful applications for Windows 95, 98, and NT platforms! Providing step-by-step instructions, expert tips, and over 100 sample applications, international bestselling author Tom Swan shows you how to take full advantage of Delphi 4's capabilities to develop software in different categories, including graphics, animation, database management, the Internet, and more. You Can Do It with Delphi 4
- Explore Delphi's environment, visual components, and forms
- Create sleek user interfaces by using toolbars, coolbars, and scroll panels
- Develop applications with the Windows clipboard, OLE, and DDE
- Master the techniques of Object Pascal string-handling, lists, file streams, and exceptions
- Generate application charts and reports with QuickReport and TeeChart component libraries
- Construct custom components and ActiveX controls
- Add the finishing touches to your applicationdebug, produce online help, and create dynamic link libraries
About the Author
About the Author Tom Swan is the internationally acclaimed author of over 30 computer books, including IDG Books Worldwide's bestselling Type & Learn® C. He is a former contributing editor to PC Techniques and columnist for PC World and Dr. Dobb's Journal.
Table of Contents
PART I: Introduction.
Chapter 1: Introducing Delphi 4.
Chapter 2: Introducing Visual Components.
Chapter 3: Introducing Forms.
PART II: The User Interface.
Chapter 4: Programming the Keyboard and Mouse.
Chapter 5: Constructing Menus.
Chapter 6: Attaching Buttons and Check Boxes.
Chapter 7: Creating Toolbars, Coolbars, and Status Panels.
Chapter 8: Making Lists.
Chapter 9: Working with Single-Line Strings.
Chapter 10: Working with Multiple-Line Text.
Chapter 11: Navigating Directories and Files.
Chapter 12: Communicating with Dialog Boxes.
PART III: The Application.
Chapter 13: Developing Graphics Applications.
Chapter 14: Developing Printer Applications.
Chapter 15: Developing MDI Applications.
Chapter 16: Developing with the Clipboard, DDE, and OLE.
Chapter 17: Developing Database Applications.
Chapter 18: Developing Charts and Reports.
PART IV: Advanced Techniques.
Chapter 19: Handling Exceptions.
Chapter 20: Constructing Custom Components.
Chapter 21: Honing Your Delphi Skills.
Appendix: How to Use the CD-ROM.
End-User License Agreement.
CD-ROM Installation instructions.