I'm a newbie to Delphi and was looking round (for a while) for some video's to give me a head start. Luckly for me I found Alister's site - not only are there many free videos and infomation snippits, there are also two (currently) brilliant and comprehensive paid videos. The vid's are a great price and are packed full of info about delphi in general, loads of components, how to use them and some comedy too! If you don't buy them, you'll always be behind me...

Nothing else to add by way of improvements, but if you do another - i'll be purchasing it!

Thanks for all your work - it's a great help to me.

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Home Products Video Building Applications in Delphi Using the Visual Component Library - Part 1

Building Applications in Delphi Using the Visual Component Library - Part 1

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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
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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