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LearnDelphi.tv is the Internets premier site for instructional video on using Delphi.  Since about 2007 I've been producing free video tutorials on using Delphi.  More recently I've created a series of commercial videos which provide amazing value for money.  While aimed at beginners, even seasoned Delphi users should find the content useful.

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Sometimes watching videos and reading articles isn't enough to learn what you need - often it is far more helpful to talk to a real person.  Finding a Delphi expert you can communicate with can be a tricky problem - no longer. Alister Christie is now available on Skype for consultation on Delphi problems and training.

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Alister’s videos are truly the fastest way to get started in Delphi. I would definitely recommend anyone starting out to buy them. The videos are really easy to follow and interesting – beats reading tedious technical books any day. I especially like working through a real application including a section on using an installer to deploy.

The LearnDelphi.tv site is also a great resource with lots of brilliant free videos and information.

I can’t wait for the next series. Awesome work Alister!

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Chris

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In this video we cover building applications in Delphi from the ground up, we start with "Hello, World!" at the console and later build a periodic table of the elements, in between we look, in great detail, at about 20 VCL components and their properties.  You can purchase the full video through share*it.

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You can also watch an example (you will likely need to right click and "Save As").  The file is in the same format as the full video - the sample file is about 18MB / 10 minutes. Be aware that the full video is over 6 hours long and over 500MB.

The video is a .MP4 container with H264 video and low bitrate AC3 Audio - it should play in most modern media players, but I'd recommend you try VLC, which will play just about anything.

There are two example CSV files that we use in building the periodic table example, they are a list of elements and their properties and the periodic table layout

Table of Contents
H:MM:SS
0:00:00 Introduction
0:00:40 Console Hello World
0:05:55 VCL Hello World
0:30:30 TEdit, TListBox, & TButton
1:02:45 TLabel
1:11:30 TMemo
1:20:00 TPanel
1:28:40 TCheckBox & TRadioButton
1:32:15 TScrollBar
1:35:55 TGroupBox
1:37:00 TRadioGroup
1:39:40 TComboBox
1:45:00 TMainMenu
2:02:11 TPopupMenu
2:10:00 Events
2:13:55 Events: TPerson Example
2:22:55 TImageList
2:29:45 Events Part 2
2:43:15 Actions
2:56:10 Standard Actions
3:04:50 Forms
3:27:05 TBitBtn
3:30:55 Tab Order
3:35:35 Anchors
3:39:00 Constraints
3:43:45 Alignment
3:52:00 Margins
3:54:50 Padding
3:57:10 OnResize Event
4:01:30 Drag and Drop
4:22:15 Form Inheritance
4:33:35 Frames
4:41:50 TTrayIcon
4:48:15 TSpeedButton
4:56:15 TStringGrid
5:05:00 Periodic Table Example
6:06:35 Building an Installer
6:11:20 Summary
6:11:37 End

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