The Delphi IDE

Just to make sure that we're all on the same page with regard to terminology, Figure 1.2 shows the Delphi IDE and calls attention to its major constituents: the main window, the Component Palette, the toolbars, the Form Designer, the Code Editor, the Object Inspector, Object TreeView, and the Code Explorer.

Figure 1.2. The Delphi 6 IDE.

The Main Window

Think of the main window as the control center for the Delphi IDE. The main window has all the standard functionality of the main window of any other Windows program. It consists of three parts: the main menu, the toolbars, and the Component Palette.

The Main Menu

As in any Windows ...

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