Tour of the IDE

When you start Delphi 8 for .NET, the integrated development environment (IDE) launches and displays several tools and menus. The IDE helps you visually design user interfaces, set object properties, write code, and view and manage your application in various ways.

The default IDE desktop layout includes some of the most commonly used tools. You can use the View menu to display or hide certain tools. You can also customize and save the desktop layouts that work best for you.

The tools available in the IDE depend on the edition of Delphi 8 for .NET you are using and include the:

  • Welcome Page
  • Forms
  • Designer Surface
  • Tool Palette
  • Object Inspector
  • Object Repository
  • Project Manager
  • Data Explorer
  • Code Editor
  • To-Do Lists

The following sections describe each of these tools.

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