Building Apps in Delphi With the VCL Part 1
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- Create Windows applications in Delphi
- 20 commonly used controls in depth
- Use actions to keep the UI updated with minimal code
- Build an application to show Periodic Table of the Elements
- Create an installer for your application
- Require access to a copy of Delphi (which you can get for free)
Delphi is a fantastic tool for building applications for a variety of platforms. In this course we are going to focus on building applications for Windows using the Visual Component Library (VCL). This course (and subsequent parts) is the most comprehensive and in-depth of its kind, from it you will learn many VCL controls and how to use them in more detail than most experienced Delphi developers.
This course will cover building applications in Delphi from the ground up, we start with "Hello, World!", and proceed to cover 20 essential visual controls (labels, edits buttons, etc.), examining their Properties, Events and Methods (PMEs) in great depth. We look at many common properties and ways build your user interface so that it is responsive to changes in size, shape and state.
Actions are covered allowing you to keep the state of your application consistent and updated with minimal code (in fact, sometimes even no code at all).
Finally we bring things together and build an application to display the periodic table of the elements. We also build an installer so we can easily distribute it.
Who this course is for
If you are new to Delphi, then this course is a great way to get quickly up-to-speed on building user interfaces for Windows. If you are familiar with Delphi you will learn the VCL in greater depth. Even if you are very experienced in Delphi you will likely a number of great tips (I certainly did while producing this course).
This course is not for
- Building cross-platform applications - the focus is Windows only (32/64 bit)
- Learning to program in the Delphi language - although there will be a number of examples
- Anyone who wants to build Windows applications in Delphi