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In this video we take a look at how we can use XML Data Bindings to simplify the handling of XML files. XML Data Bindings allows you to generate Delphi classes and interfaces that wrap around TXMLDocument and letting you manipulate the XML Document like it was a Delphi object. This video is about 50 minutes long and was prepared for CodeRage 7. It is also the second part in a series of videos on XML in Delphi, you can find more about Part 1 here. You can watch this video on YouTube.
In this video we take a look at the various object orient abstractions that Delphi provides. Starting with a public field, then a public property, then to an interface (with nothing public on the class). This video is about 5 minutes long and you can watch it on YouTube.
This time Alister Christie talks about the introduction in XE3 of record helpers for primitives - which allow you to do things like ShowMessage(123456.ToString). The video is 9 minutes long and you can watch it on YouTube. Also see the blog posts by Marco Cantu and Rodrigo Ruz.
This time we are having a look at what has been added to FireMonkey in Delphi XE3, in particular the new Visual LiveBindings (which is new to both the VCL and FireMonkey), Anchors (which were introduced to the VCL an age ago) and Actions (again, ported over from the VCL). In this video we build the classic FishFacts / Biolife example using the latest Delphi features. Watch it on YouTube, it is over 6 minutes long.
In this video we continue on from our SQLite demo and instead of using our traditional TDBxxx controls we take advantage of the new Visual Live Bindings support in the VCL to bind standard controls. This video is available on YouTube. Note that I cover TStringGrid (and much more) in detail in Part 1 of Building VCL Apps.
In this video we take a quick look at the new SQLite support in Delphi XE3. This is a very rough video but it should give you an idea of how to get started. You will need to download the 32bit SQLite3 DLL from sqlite.org and place it somewhere in you path so that the Delphi IDE can find it. You can watch it on YouTube, it's about 7 minutes long.
In this video we take a detailed look at the THeaderControl component. It is an extract from Building Apps in Delphi with the VCL Part 3 (to be released shortly). I had intended not to cover the THeaderControl as as it is not a particularly exciting control, however after asking on StackOverflow, I decided that I would cover it - and to make it available for free. You can watch it on YouTube, it's about 20 minutes long and is typical of the coverage I give many of the VCL components. If you like this video you should consider purchasing Using the VCL Parts 1, 2 and 3, between them they cover about 60 components, plus many of the properties and events not covered in this video.
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