Finding suitable and consistent images for buttons, menus and splash screens can be a difficult task - why not make your own? In this video we focus on how we can draw our own images for Delphi applications (or indeed any application) using Inkscape and other tools. This video was part of CodeRage 9 and is 33 minutes long.

Here we take a look at the Express Quantum Grid from DevExpress.  This is the first in a series, and in this video we take a look at what the end user sees if we leave all the properties on their defaults.  We contrast this with what you get with the standard TDBGrid that comes in Delphi.  The video is on YouTube and is 6:32 long.

This video is a replay of the Skill Sprint that I produced for Embarcadero.  Refactoring is a set techniques for modifying existing code without changing its external behavior, this allows you to improve the quality of existing code without breaking it or to modify existing code to make adding a feature easier.  Sound interesting? Watch it on YouTube (it's about 30 minutes long).

 

Sometimes loops can get quite complex with lots of conditional logic and deep nesting.  Have a look at this video for a technique to reduce this complexity.

It can be quite an effort typing out a property declaration on an interface with getter and setter methods, in this video you will learn to save yourself a bunch of time by using one of the code templates available in Delphi.

You may have noticed if you align a bunch of controls to one side then toggle their visibility property their order can change. This can be a bit annoying for building a consistent UI, but in this video I explain a simple work around.

In this video we are going to continue to look at features of CnPack, this time the Component Prefix Wizard.  This allows you to quickly and easily name components with consistent prefixes.  It's five and half minutes long and you can watch it on YouTube.

In this video we take a look at using structural highlighting, and how it can help make your code easier to understand.  This is one of the many cool features of the free Delphi IDE plugin CnWizards from CnPack.org.  I hope to cover some of it's other features in future videos.  This video is under 4 minutes in length and you can watch it here.

In this YouTube video we look at how to change the mouse cursor in FireMonkey in a way that should work on all platforms (although I've not tested it). We further look at how we can do this with a single line of code, using a cleaver trick by returning an interface from a function. The video is about 12 minutes long.

In this video we take a look at a couple of features of the Delphi exit statement.  These are the fact that you can specify a parameter to the exit statement, and that finally blocks are always obeyed even when you call exit.  It's two minutes long.