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Delphi in a Nutshell

With a new name and a new focus on CORBA, database drivers and Microsoft Back Office applications, Inprise/Borland Delphi is enjoying a resurgence, with a growing user base of programmers who use Delphi for rapid development of enterprise computing applications. Not to rest on success, the latest version of Delphi, version 5, includes further expansion and refinement of the 3-tier application framework introduced in Delphi 4 and has resulted in a prize-winning product. "Delphi in a Nutshell" is the first concise reference to Borland/Inprise Delphi available. It succinctly collects all the information you need in one easy-to-use, complete, and accurate volume that goes beyond the product documentation itself. "Delphi in a Nutshell" starts with the Delphi object model and how to use RTTI (Run Time Type Information) for efficient programming. The rest of the book is the most complete Delphi Pascal language reference available in print, detailing every language element with complete syntax, examples, and methods for use. The book concludes with a look at the compiler, discussing compiler directives in depth.
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Table of Contents

Preface Chapter 1. Delphi Pascal Units Programs Libraries Packages Data Types Variables and Constants Exception Handling File I/O Functions and Procedures Chapter 2. The Delphi Object Model Classes and Objects Interfaces Reference Counting Messages Memory Management Old-Style Object Types Chapter 3. Runtime Type Information Virtual Method Table Published Declarations The TypInfo Unit Virtual and Dynamic Methods Initialization and Finalization Automated Methods Interfaces Exploring RTTI Chapter 4. Concurrent Programming Threads and Processes The TThread Class The BeginThread and EndThread Functions Thread Local Storage Processes Futures Chapter 5. Language Reference Chapter 6. System Constants Variant Type Codes Open Array Types Virtual Method Table Offsets Runtime Error Codes Chapter 7. Operators Unary Operators Multiplicative Operators Additive Operators Comparison Operators Chapter 8. Compiler Directives Appendix A. Command-Line Tools Appendix B. The SysUtils Unit Index

About the Author

Ray Lischner is well-known in the Delphi community as an author and speaker. He wrote Secrets of Delphi 2, Hidden Paths of Delphi3, and numerous articles for Delphi Informant, Dr. Dobb's Journal and other magazines. His conference appearances include the annual Borland/Inprise conference, and he has spoken to Delphi users' groups across the country. He also wrote Shakespeare for Dummies. You can reach Ray at


'... in my view it is the best Delphi Pascal reference around, if only for the great tips and tricks that really are relevant.' - Bob Swart Developers Review, August 2000. "While this not the only book you'll ever need on Delphi, it is likely to be one of the most useful you'll ever buy." Programming, August 2002

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