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The only book to focus specifically on Delphis powerful user interface development capabilities Extensive sample code designed to solve real-world problems. Detailed coverage of bullet-proofing your applications, including effective errorMoreThe only book to focus specifically on Delphis powerful user interface development capabilities Extensive sample code designed to solve real-world problems. Detailed coverage of bullet-proofing your applications, including effective error reporting. Practical techniques for maximizing simplicity, efficiency, and flexibility. Tested solutions for all versions of Delphi through Release 3. Includes complete book on CD-ROM, in searchable Adobe Acrobat format. Developing a state-of-the-art user interface isnt easy: programmers are called upon to understand what the user expects from software, and account for every eventuality, from the PCs design to an individual users idiosyncrasy. This book shows exactly how to build top-notch user interfaces with the top-notch Delphi development tool for Windows. Using extensive examples, readers will learn how to program virtually every user interface element in Delphi - and discover exactly how to give their programs the most contemporary look possible. Among the topics covered are: status bars, dockable toolbars, multipage dialog boxes, wizards, rollup dialogs, toolboxes, Whats This help buttons, recently used file lists, splash screens and Easter Eggs. While Delphi 3 features are highlighted, all code was tested under all versions of Delphi, including the 16-bit Version 1, and where necessary, different techniques were developed for the 16-bit versions. The book also includes a complete chapter on internationalizing your Windows applications, written by Ludovic Dubois, the developer of the Polyglot Delphi translation suite. The accompanying CD-ROM includes the book in Adobe Acrobat PDF format for easy searching and reference. Warren Kovach is a widely-published expert on Delphi programming. He owns Kovach Computing Services, a developer and marketer of scientific and statistical software.