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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)

Using share sheets

Our app is already very spectacular, but it is not very useful. The photo is displayed in the form, but it goes away when we stop the app or take another photo. It is a typical functionality in operating systems to be able to share things with other installed apps. For example, we might want to share a photo on social media or send it by email. This can be easily achieved through share sheets that are also available through actions.

Drop another TSpeedButton on the toolbar. Rename it to spdbtnSharePhoto, change its StyleLookup property to actiontoolbutton, adjust its width and align it to the Right. Expand its Action property in the Object Inspector and, through the context menu, add the standard TShowShareSheetAction from the Media Library category.

TShowShareSheetAction in the context menu in Object Inspector

That's a faster way of adding actions. We...