User Interface Design With Delphi 3
- List Price: $49.95
- Binding: Paperback
- Edition: 1
- Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
- Publish date: 11/14/1997
- ISBN: 9780136179603
- ISBN10: 0136179606
-- Detailed coverage of "bullet-proofing" your applications, including effective error reporting.
-- Practical techniques for maximizing simplicity, efficiency, and flexibility.
-- Tested solutions for all versions of Delphi through Release 3.
-- Includes complete book on CD-ROM, in searchable Adobe Acrobat format.
Developing a state-of-the-art user interface isn't easy: programmers are called upon to understand what the user "expects" from software, and account for every eventuality, from the PC's design to an individual user's idiosyncrasy. This book shows exactly how to build top-notch user interfaces with the top-notch Delphi development tool for Windows. Using extensive examples, readers will learn how to program virtually every user interface element in Delphi - and discover exactly how to give their programs the most contemporary look possible. Among the topics covered are: status bars, dockable toolbars, multipage dialog boxes, wizards, rollup dialogs, toolboxes, "What's This" help buttons, recently used file lists, splash screens and Easter Eggs. While Delphi 3 features are highlighted, all code was tested under all versions of Delphi, including the 16-bit Version 1, and where necessary, different techniques were developed for the 16-bit versions. The book also includes a complete chapter on internationalizing your Windows applications, written by Ludovic Dubois, the developer of the Polyglot Delphi translation suite. The accompanying CD-ROM includes the book in Adobe Acrobat PDF format for easy searching and reference.