Code Faster in Delphi Book

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Movie #32 - Dockable Forms

This movie provides an introduction to using Dockable Forms with Delphi.  It's a short one at only 5 minutes.  In it we create some multi-coloured forms and dock them into a TPageControl and a TPanel.  You can watch it here.

Movie #31 - Making Your Applications Talk

In this video we take a look at the Microsoft Speech API, in particular the text to speech facilities.  And we create a small application that can speak some text in a memo control.  This video is a bit over 7 minutes long and you can watch it here.

Movie #30 - Exceptions in Constructors and Destructors

In this movie we take a look at what happens when constructors and destructors raise exceptions, in particular how to arrange you try..finally blocks to best effect.  This movie is over 16 minutes long and you can watch it here.

Movie #29 - Class Helpers

In this movie we take a look at what Class Helpers are.  There is still a bit of debate as to whether class helpers are good or evil - I think this is because people are using them beyond what they were intended for - which is exactly what we do in this video which you can watch here.

Movie #28 - Flash within Delphi

In this Delphi programming tutorial we are going to cover how to put Adobe Flash animations into your Delphi applications.  We do this by creating a new package and then installing the ShockwaveFlash ActiveX control.  Watch the movie here.  The movie is under 8 minutes long.

Movie #27 - DLLs

This Delphi Training Movie looks at DLL programming, at least the basics.  In it we write a DLL and then use it.  The example is a bit contrived, but should give you a solid starting point.  This one is a biggie and weighs in at over 20 minutes, and you can watch it here.

Movie #26 - Form Creation

In this Delphi training movie we take a look at how to create forms, yes I know Delphi can do this for you automatically - but sometimes you will want to do it for yourself.  Creating forms as they are needed can make your application start faster and take up less resources.  We look at a number of ways of creating forms and to see them watch the movie here.

Movie #25 - Enter as Tab

I've seen this question numerous times in the Delphi Newsgroups: How to I make the enter key work like the tab key?  Well it's actually fairly simple and in this movie I show you three ways of doing it (and there are probably many more).  This movie runs to just over 8 minutes and you can Watch it Here.

Movie #24 - DBGrid OnDrawColumnCell

In this Delphi tutorial we are going to look at how to take advantage of the OnDrawColumnCell event on the TDBGrid component.  In particular we are going to examine how to make every second row a different colour (Sky Blue) and how we can change the appearance of the text depending on the data.  This video is just under 10 minutes and you can watch it here

PS. Sky Blue is not compulsory (and perhaps not even recommended)

Movie #23 - Images on the Clipboard

In this movie we look at pasting images from the clipboard that were generated in Word and The GiMP.  We also take our first look at making macros in the Delphi IDE.  My voice still hasn't fully recovered from having the flu, but I hope the content of this video makes my voice worth listening to.  This movie is almost 11 minutes long and you can watch it here.