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Expert Delphi

By : Paweł Głowacki
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Expert Delphi

By: Paweł Głowacki

Overview of this book

Delphi is the most powerful Object Pascal IDE and component library for cross-platform native app development. It enables building natively compiled, blazingly fast apps for all major platforms including Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, and Linux. If you want to build server-side applications, create web services, and have clear GUIs for your project, then this book is for you. The book begins with a basic primer on Delphi helping you get accustomed to the IDE and the Object Pascal language and will then quickly move on to advanced-level concepts. Through this book, we’ll help you understand the architecture of applications and will teach you the important concepts of the FireMonkey library, show you how to build server-side services, and enable you to interact with the Internet of Things. Towards the end, you will learn to integrate your app with various web services and deploy them. By the end of the book, you will be able to build powerful, cross-platform, native apps for iOS and Android with a single code base.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)

Playing with FireMonkey

Delphi development is, first of all, great fun. The best way to learn how to build mobile apps is to start by creating a few small apps. In this chapter, we are going to build a simple Game of Memory application using primitive components such as layouts, shapes, effects, and animations. We are also going to learn how to deliver a great mobile user experience with touch, multitouch, and gestures.

This chapter will cover the following points:

  • Using shapes, effects, and animations
  • Using images and image lists
  • Controlling the user interface with layouts, alignments, anchors, and margins
  • Learning about touch, multitouch, and gestures
  • Using timers

The objective of this chapter is to learn the basics of FireMonkey programming.