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Delphi 4 bible
Swan, Tom, 1950-
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Publication Information:
Foster City, CA : IDG Books Worldwide, [1998]

Physical Description:
xxv, 953 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
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Includes index.
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QA76.76.D47 S933 1998 Book and Software Set Central Closed Stacks

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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 application--debug, produce online help, and create dynamic link libraries CD-ROM features source code from over 100 sample applications in the book! System Requirements: Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT

Author Notes

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