Customizing the desktop

This chapter explains some of the ways you can customize the tools in Delphi's IDE. The IDE provides many tools to support development, so you'll want to reorganize your work area for maximum convenience. You can rearrange menus and toolbars, combine tool windows, and save your new desktop layout. In the main window, you can reorganize the menu, toolbars, and Component palette by clicking the grabber on the left-hand side of each one and dragging it to another location. You can move menus and...

A tour of the environment

This chapter explains how to start Delphi and gives you a quick tour of the main parts and tools of the integrated development environment (IDE). You can start Delphi in the following ways Double-click the Delphi icon (if you've created a shortcut). Choose Programs Borland Delphi 7 Delphi 7 from the Windows Start menu. Choose Run from the Windows Start menu, then enter Delphi32. Double-click Delphi32.exe in the Delphi Bin directory. When you first start Delphi, you'll see some of the major...

Programming with Delphi

The following sections provide an overview of software development with Delphi, including creating a project, working with forms, writing code, and compiling, debugging, deploying, and internationalizing applications, and including the types of projects you can develop. A project is a collection of files that are either created at design time or generated when you compile the project source code. When you first start Delphi, a new project opens. It automatically generates a project file...