Compiler version directives - 04/24/2001
Preparing to code with no barriers. See how to overcome the compiler version problem: compiling Delphi code with various Delphi versions.
Data modifications - DB/6 - 04/17/2001
Chapter six of the free Delphi Database Course for beginners. Learn how to add, insert and delete records from a database table.
Easter Eggs - 04/10/2001
Looking for some hidden fun in Delphi? Find out what are Easter Eggs and how to add them to your applications. See how to add cheat codes to your Delphi games.
Behind data in datasets - DB/5 - 04/03/2001
Chapter five of the free Delphi Database Course for beginners. What is the state of data? Iterating through a recordset, bookmarking and reading the data from a database table.
Spell Checking with MS Word - 03/27/2001
Why buy spell checking components or write them from scratch when you can easily use MS Word? Find out how to add spell checking and thesaurus capabilities to your Delphi application using the MS Word Object Library.
Data browsing and navigation - DB/4 - 03/20/2001
Chapter four of the free Delphi Database Course for beginners. Building a data browsing form - linking data components. Navigating through a recordset with a DBNavigator.
Owner and Parent - 03/13/2001
The differences between a component Owner and its Parent - briefly explained.
Pictures inside a database - DB/3 - 03/06/2001
Chapter three of the free Delphi Database Course for beginners. Displaying images (BMP, JPEG, ...) inside an Access database with ADO and Delphi.
"The Big Brother" Delphi code toolkit - 02/27/2001
Going undercover: hiding from the task list, disabling task-switch, removing from the TaskBar, disabling shut down, ...
Connecting to a database. BDE? ADO? - DB/2 - 02/20/2001
Chapter two of the free Delphi Database Course for beginners. Connecting to a database. What is the BDE? What is ADO? How to connect to an Access database - the UDL file? Looking forward: the smallest ADO example.
Inside the EXE - 02/13/2001
Storing more that just code in the application executable file. Working with resources from Delphi. How to embed a WAV, AVI and an MP3 file in a Delphi executable.
Fundamentals of Database Development - DB/1 - 02/06/2001
Chapter one of the free Delphi Database Course for beginners. Delphi as the database programming tool, Data Access with Delphi...just a few words, Building a new MS Access database.
Get File From the Net - 01/30/2001
Create a Delphi application that downloads files from the Internet; add an auto-update feature to your programs.
Dynamic World of Packages - 01/23/2001
See how to store a Delphi form inside a BPL. Find out about dynamically embedding forms into an application - building applications your users can modify at runtime.
Pointers in Delphi - 01/16/2001
An introduction to pointer data type in Delphi. What are pointers, why, when and how to use them.
BPL vs. DLL - 01/09/2001
An overview of creating and using 'Borland package libraries' and how they compare with 'dynamic link libraries' in creating smaller Delphi applications.
Design Patterns in Delphi - 01/02/2001
Exploring design patterns in real programming, focusing on implementation issues in Delphi.