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Alister Christie's 'Building Applications in Delphi Using the Visual Component Library' series is an easy to follow, to the point, and no-nonsense method for learning to program in the great language of Delphi. Among other things, Alister's series covers one of the most important, and incredibly vast, parts of the language, the component library. In a well versed, and incredibly easy to follow way, Alister takes each component in Delphi's library and talks about each one of their properties and events. The series' whopping coverage of Delphi components, Alister's incredibly easy to follow instructions, and his down to earth teaching approach, is what really sets this series apart from other training videos. As I mentioned to him already, "You keep making 'em Alister, and I'll keep buying 'em."

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Generic Collections

The Generic Collections Library is one of the best recent additions to the Delphi RTL. With it you can get type safety on your containers without having to write a whole bunch of boiler plate code each time.  This can represent a big reduction in the amount of code you need write and also reduce bugs in your code. Learn how to best make use of this library and take advantage of some of its more powerful features.

This video covers all the containers available in the collections library and gives an in depth account of most of their capabilities.  You will learn about the basic containers (TStack, TQueue and TList), covering their basic features (adding, moving, removing etc.) then more advanced topics such as how the internals of sorting works.  Then we move on to TDictionary and how hashing works and how you can provide your own hashing mechanisms to changes its default behavour.  Finally we look at the thread safe collections and how they can be used in multi-threaded code.

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Table of Contents

00:00:00 Introduction
00:00:41 Stacks
00:21:08 Queues
00:25:06 Lists
01:13:52 Dictionaries
01:48:13 TArray
01:59:29 Assignment Compatibility
02:03:25 Thread safe Collections
02:27:46 Summar
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