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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)

Embedding Databases

The majority of mobile apps work with data. Building database applications has always been one of the strongest features of Delphi. In this chapter, we will learn how to build data-driven mobile user interfaces, use the FireDAC database access framework, and embed databases on mobile devices. As an example, we are going to build a simple mobile app for managing a list.

This chapter will cover the following points:

  • Embedding mobile databases
  • Using the FireDAC framework for database access
  • TListView designer
  • Visual live bindings
  • Using TPrototypeBindSource

The objective of this chapter is to learn how to build data-driven GUI interfaces.