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Delphi for .NET Developer’s Guide by Xavier Pacheco

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Introduction to the Integrated Development Environment (IDE)

Much like previous versions of Delphi, its IDE is a powerful environment through which you design and develop applications. It includes the various tools needed to enable you to do this; plus it is extensible, enabling third-party vendors to enhance the IDE capabilities. This chapter goes over the key components of the IDE.

Note

This will be the only chapter in which I discuss how to use the IDE. In fact, in much of the code in this book, I make property assignments programmatically rather than setting them within the IDE. I do this so that it is clear what assignments have been made to the various properties. Normally, you would make such assignments using the IDE’s Object Inspector. ...

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