Delphi ships with more than 40 prebuilt database components and provides a visual programming environment that includes an integrated code editor, Database Form wizard that speeds up steps to create a browsable data form and Data Module Designer that can be used to share data access among multiple forms. Several other database specialized tools are also provided with Delphi to help us code faster and easier.
The Data Access page of the Components Palette provides components used to connect to a data source. In the Data Controls page, data aware components are ones that (after Delphi connects to a database) can be use to retreive and send data to or from a database. The components on the ADO page use ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) to access the database information through OLEDB. The components on the InterBase page access an InterBase database directly.
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