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Movie #59 - Popup Menu from a Button Click

In this video we look at poping up a menu when we click on a button.  This is an introductory video and is under 4 minutes long.  You can watch it here.

Movie #58 - TDataSetField

In this seven minute video we link two client data sets in a master detail relationship using a TDataSetField.  You can watch it here.

Movie #57 - Scoped Enums

In this video Alister Christie looks at the $SCOPEDENUMS compiler directive when using enumerated types.  The video is seven and a half minutes long, and you can watch it Here

Movie #56 - Extracting RichText from a TRichEdit

In this 10 minute video we take a look at how we can easily write a RichText editor using a TRichEdit, TImageList, TActionManager and a TActionToolBar (with no code).  Then we look how we can extract the raw RichText from the TRichEdit and finally write a little class helper to add a property to the TRichEdit to give access to the RichText.  It's been almost a year since my last video and things have moved forward somewhat, this one is recorded at 1280x720 (720p).  You can watch it on Here.

Algorithms #4 - Merge Sort

In this fourth video on sorting algorithms we take a look at merge sort.  Merge sort is the first good performing sorting algorithm we've looked at.  It's been quite some time since my last post and hopefully not too long before my next.

Movie #55 - FTP Password Recovery

In this Delphi Programming tutorial we write a single line of code which allows us to recover ftp passwords.  This is a short video of 4 minutes long (after all - how long can I drag out a single line of code).  You can watch the video here.

Movie #54 - Dynamic Typing

Delphi is a statically typed language, but there are some tricks you can use if you want to be able to do some dynamically typed coding.  In this Delphi programming tutorial we create a custom variant type (descending from TInvokeableVariantType).  We then override Get and SetProperty to handle arbitary properties (that don't exist at design time).  This video is about nine minutes long and you can watch it here.

Movie #53 - TDataSet Field Access

In this Delphi programming tutorial we take a look at the various ways we can access field data on a TDataSet.  This video is about six and half minutes long and you can watch it here.

Movie #52 - TIniFile

In this Delphi programming tutorial we start with an application that loads and saves some settings out of an ini-file.  We then tidy up the code a bit by creating a new class inheriting from TIniFile that uses properties with getter and setter methods to change the settings rather than ReadString / WriteString.  This makes the code much nicer as you get code completion and error insight.  We also make use of the Initialization and Finalization sections of a unit to create and free our new class.  This video is 10 minutes long and you can watch it here.

Movie #51 - TStringLists and CSV Data

This time we take a look at using TStringLists to manipulate CSV data.  This Delphi training video is six and a half minutes long and you can watch it here.