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Delphi Cookbook, - Third Edition

By : Daniele Spinetti, Daniele Teti
Book Image

Delphi Cookbook, - Third Edition

By: Daniele Spinetti, Daniele Teti

Overview of this book

Delphi is a cross-platform integrated development environment (IDE) that supports rapid application development on different platforms, saving you the pain of wandering amid GUI widget details or having to tackle inter-platform incompatibilities. Delphi Cookbook begins with the basics of Delphi and gets you acquainted with JSON format strings, XSLT transformations, Unicode encodings, and various types of streams. You’ll then move on to more advanced topics such as developing higher-order functions and using enumerators and run-time type information (RTTI). As you make your way through the chapters, you’ll understand Delphi RTL functions, use FireMonkey in a VCL application, and cover topics such as multithreading, using aparallel programming library and deploying Delphi on a server. You’ll take a look at the new feature of WebBroker Apache modules, join the mobile revolution with FireMonkey, and learn to build data-driven mobile user interfaces using the FireDAC database access framework. This book will also show you how to integrate your apps with Internet of Things (IoT). By the end of the book, you will have become proficient in Delphi by exploring its different aspects such as building cross-platforms and mobile applications, designing server-side programs, and integrating these programs with IoT.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Fun with anonymous methods – using higher-order functions

Since version 2009, the Delphi language (or better, its Object Pascal dialect) supports anonymous methods. What's an anonymous method? Not surprisingly, an anonymous method is a procedure or a function that does not have an associated name. An anonymous method treats a block of code just like a value so that it can be assigned to a variable, used as a parameter to a method, or returned by a function as its result value. In addition, an anonymous method can refer to variables and bind values to them in the context scope in which the anonymous method is defined. Anonymous methods are similar to closures defined in other languages, such as JavaScript or C#. An anonymous method type is declared as a reference to a function:

type 
  TFuncOfString = reference to function(S: String): String; 

Anonymous methods (or...