- Series: Bible (Book 403)
- Paperback: 953 pages
- Publisher: Wiley (August 5, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0764532375
- ISBN-13: 978-0764532375
- Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 1.9 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
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Delphi 4 Bible
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If you appreciate hands-on examples in your programming books, consider this guide. Delphi 4 Bible combines a solid tour of basic Delphi programming with excellent material on more advanced language features available in Delphi 4. This text stresses traditional client/server programming using Delphi's classic strengths for corporate database development.
Early chapters concentrate on familiarizing the reader with the key features of the Delphi environment and the basics of using the Delphi Visual Component Library (VCL) effectively in simple programs. The author pays much attention to user-interface design with components such as menus, buttons, checkboxes, toolbars, and list controls. Further sections cover graphics programming, printing, and database applications. The authors also look at Delphi's charting and reporting capabilities, a necessity for any real-world corporate development.
The book includes more expert material on Pascal language features, such as exception handling, default parameters, method overloading, and dynamic arrays, plus some Windows internals such as advanced message handling. Additional sections explain how to build custom ActiveX controls and dynamic link-libraries (DLLs) and offer a quick tour of Internet component programming in Delphi. --Richard Dragan
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.
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If you have never programmed in Delphi before, take my words and buy this book. You will not regret. However, if you are very well versed in Delphi than just get a subscription to Delphi magazine. The other books in my opinion are simply rehash of the delphi guides that accompany the software and you will hardly learn anything new. In fact you may end getting more confused.
Being a brilliant programmer does not automatically mean that you can write a book!. Tom Swan has the art to convey the message.
In summary, it is a well thought, cut and presented book on Delphi.