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Expert Delphi

By : Paweł Głowacki
Book Image

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)

Touch me

Up to this point, we were focusing on generating great graphics but with no user interaction. Great apps are all about great user experiences. In order to get some feedback from apps, users are busy touching the screen in all possible ways.

FireMonkey forms provide support for handling simple touch, multitouch, and gesture events. You can use standard and interactive gestures, such as zoom and rotation, to make your apps more dynamic and interactive.


FireMonkey forms are used for building both mobile and desktop applications. It is just a matter of changing the selected Target Platform and recompiling the project. Certain concepts exist on the desktop and do not exist on mobile platforms and vice versa. For...