Borland(r) Delphi 6 Developer's Guide is a new edition of the #1 best-selling Delphi book by authors Steve Teixeira and Xavier Pacheco. Steve and Xavier are of the winners of the Delphi Informant Reader's Choice Award for both Delphi 4 Developer's Guide and Delphi 5 Developer's Guide.
Borland(r) Delphi 6 Developer's Guide is completely updated for Delphi 6 and includes in-depth coverage on Borland's new CLX architecture, DBExpress Applications, SOAP, CORBA, WebSnap and BizSnap features. It continues as a complete reference and authoritative guide to the newest version of Delphi.
Who Should Read This Book. Conventions Used in This Book. Delphi 6 Developer's Guide Web Site. Getting Started.
I. DEVELOPMENT ESSENTIALS.1. Programming in Delphi.
The Delphi Product Family. Delphi: What and Why. A Little History. The Delphi IDE. A Tour of Your Project's Source. Tour of a Small Application. What's So Great About Events, Anyway? Turbo Prototyping. Extensible Components and Environment. The Top 10 IDE Features You Must Know and Love. Summary.2. The Object Pascal Language.
Comments. Extended Procedure and Function Features. Variables. Constants. Operators. Object Pascal Types. User-Defined Types. Typecasting and Type Conversion. String Resources. Testing Conditions. Loops. Procedures and Functions. Scope. Units. Packages. Object-Oriented Programming. Using Delphi Objects. Structured Exception Handling. Runtime Type Information. Summary.3. Adventures in Messaging.
What Is a Message? Types of Messages. How the Windows Message System Works. Delphi's Message System. Handling Messages. Sending Your Own Messages. Nonstandard Messages. Anatomy of a Message System: VCL. The Relationship Between Messages and Events. Summary.
II. ADVANCED TECHNIQUES.4. Writing Portable Code.
General Compatibility. Delphi-Kylix Compatibility. New Delphi 6 Features. Migrating from Delphi 5. Migrating from Delphi 4. Migrating from Delphi 3. Migrating from Delphi 2. Migrating from Delphi 1. Summary.5. Multithreaded Techniques.
Threads Explained. The TThread Object. Managing Multiple Threads. A Sample Multithreaded Application. Multithreading BDE Access. Multithreaded Graphics. Fibers. Summary.6. Dynamic Link Libraries.
What Exactly Is a DLL? Static Linking Versus Dynamic Linking. Why Use DLLs? Creating and Using DLLs. Displaying Modeless Forms from DLLs. Using DLLs in Your Delphi Applications. Loading DLLs Explicitly. The Dynamically Linked Library Entry/Exit Function. Exceptions in DLLs. Callback Functions. Calling Callback Functions from Your DLLs. Sharing DLL Data Across Different Processes. Exporting Objects from DLLs. Summary.
III. DATABASE DEVELOPMENT.7. Delphi Database Architecture.
Types of Databases. Database Architecture. Connecting to Database Servers. Working with Datasets. Working with Fields. Summary.8. Database Development with dbExpress.
Using dbExpress. dbExpress Components. Designing Editable dbExpress Applications. Deploying dbExpress Applications. Summary.9. Database Development with dbGo for ADO.
Introduction to dbGo. Overview of Microsoft's Universal Data Access Strategy. Overview of OLE DB, ADO, and ODBC. Using dbGo for ADO. dbGo for ADO Components. Transaction Processing. Summary.
IV. COMPONENT-BASED DEVELOPMENT.10. Component Architecture: VCL and CLX.