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Mastering Delphi 5 by Marco Cantu is the fifth edition of his Mastering Delphi series, completely revised and updated edition of the industry's favorite Delphi programming book. Marco is one of the best-known members of the Delphi programming community and is a co-author of the Delphi Developers Handbook.
Weighing in at a whopping 1,100 pages, this comprehensive, thorough, and skillfully written book makes the strong claim that it is the most comprehensive resource available for Delphi 5. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, this book offers exemplary coverage of Delphi programming.
Mastering Delphi 5 is organized into five large sections. The first part begins with a tour of Delphi's IDE, including such new Delphi 5 tools as To-Do lists, keyboard mapping, and Object Inspector enhancements. The second part is devoted to using components, beginning with more advanced aspects of working with standard components and issues related to applications, forms, and the user interface. Part Three is devoted to writing database applications: using ADO, building database applications, client-server programming and more. Part four is about components and libraries (DLLs and packages). In addition to the basics, you learn about writing component editors, property editors, and experts/wizards. In the fifth part you'll find, among other material, how to use MIDAS for more scalable Internet applications and learn how the Borland Translation Suite can help you localize or internationalize your product.
The source code files for the examples of the book in a ZIP file are directly available on Marco's site for browsing and download.
Mastering Delphi 5 is not for people who think they can learn how to program from it. Marco has removed all the basic material from the book, so it is now an advanced-level reference showing intermediate and advanced Delphi programmer what they need to know about Delphi 5. Book offers the most complete coverage of Delphi programming available anywhere. No matter what is your level of experience, you'll find expert instructions.
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