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A Beginner's Guide to Delphi Programming

Delphi Course. Chapters 1 - 10.

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The chapters of this course are being created and updated dynamically on this site. Chapters (for now) include:

CHAPTER 1:
Introducing Borland Delphi
What is Borland Delphi? Where to download a free version, how to install and configure it.
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CHAPTER 2:
A journey through the Delphi IDE
A quick journey through the main parts and tools of the Delphi integrated development environment.
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CHAPTER 3:
Creating your first *Hello World* Delphi Application
An overview of application development with Delphi, including creating a simple project, writing code, compiling and running a project. Also, find out how to ask Delphi for help.
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CHAPTER 4:
Learn about: properties, events and Delphi Pascal
Create your second simple Delphi application allowing you to learn how to place components on a form, set their properties, write event handler procedures to make components cooperate together.
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CHAPTER 5:
Understanding the Delphi unit source
Take a closer look at exactly what each keyword means by examining each line of the Delphi form unit source code. Interface, implementation, uses and other keywords explained in easy language!
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CHAPTER 6:
An introduction to Delphi Pascal
Before you start developing more sophisticated applications by using the RAD features of Delphi, you should learn the basics of the Delphi Pascal language.
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CHAPTER 7:
Sophisticated Delphi Pascal techniques for Beginners
Time to extend your Delphi Pascal knowledge to the max. Here are some intermediate Delphi problems and articles for everyday development tasks.
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CHAPTER 8:
Commenting Delphi code
Learn the art of helping yourself, when it comes to code maintenance. The purpose of adding comments to Delphi code is to provide more program readability using understandable description of what your code is doing.
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CHAPTER 9:
Cleaning your Delphi code errors
A discussion on Delphi design, run and compile time errors and how to prevent them. Also, take a look at some solutions to most common logic errors.
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CHAPTER 10:
Your First Delphi Game: Tic Tac Toe
Designing and developing a real game using Delphi: Tic Tac Toe.
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