In this video we tackle two of the most complex Delphi components in the VCL: TListView and TTreeView - almost half of this video is dedicated to them. We use TListView regularly in developing VCL applications, so it is a very important component to cover. TTreeView is also important especially if you want to represent hierarchical information. In the second half, we cover all of the dialog components, you will find yourself using the open and save dialogs all the time, so it is important to know them inside and out. In each video, we cover a property that is used by most of the controls, this time we look at context-sensitive help - a highly important topic for the usability of your applications.
Alister Christie's 'Building Applications in Delphi Using the Visual Component Library' series is easy to follow, to the point, and a no-nonsense method for learning to program in the great language of Delphi. Among other things, Alister's series covers one of the most important, and incredibly vast, parts of the language, the component library. In a well versed, and incredibly easy to follow the way Alister takes each component in Delphi's library and talks about each one of their properties and events. The series' whopping coverage of Delphi components, Alister's incredibly easy to follow instructions, and his down to earth teaching approach, is what really sets this series apart from other training videos. As I mentioned to him already, "You keep making 'em Alister, and I'll keep buying 'em."
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Table of Contents:
00:00:35 Elements into a TImageList
02:42:41 Directory Tree Example
03:15:22 TOpen & SavePictureDialog
03:17:54 TOpen & SaveTextFileDialog
04:54:29 TCalendar & TDirectoryOutline (Avoid)
04:55:04 TFileListBox, TDirectoryListBox, TDriveComboBox & TFilterComboBox (Avoid)
04:57:44 TTabbedNotebook & TNotebook (Avoid)
05:01:30 TOutline (Depricated)
05:23:33 Context Sensitive Help
05:46:17 More Form Properties
06:05:18 Summary of Components Covered
06:07:55 Closing Words