Delphi GUI Programming with FireMonkey

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By Andrea Magni
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  1. Section 1: Delphi GUI Programming Frameworks

About this book

FireMonkey (FMX) is a cross-platform application framework that allows developers to create exciting user interfaces and deliver applications on multiple operating systems (OS). This book will help you learn visual programming with Delphi and FMX.

Starting with an overview of the FMX framework, including a general discussion of the underlying philosophy and approach, you’ll then move on to the fundamentals and architectural details of FMX. You’ll also cover a significant comparison between Delphi and the Visual Component Library (VCL). Next, you’ll focus on the main FMX components, data access/data binding, and style concepts, in addition to understanding how to deliver visually responsive UIs. To address modern application development, the book takes you through topics such as animations and effects, and provides you with a general introduction to parallel programming, specifically targeting UI-related aspects, including application responsiveness. Later, you’ll explore the most important cross-platform services in the FMX framework, which are essential for delivering your application on multiple platforms while retaining the single codebase approach. Finally, you’ll learn about FMX’s built-in 3D functionalities.

By the end of this book, you’ll be familiar with the FMX framework and be able to build effective cross-platform apps.

Publication date:
October 2020

Section 1: Delphi GUI Programming Frameworks

This section will introduce you to the FMX application framework and explain some of its capabilities in relation to another Delphi product: the Visual Component Library (VCL). We are going to explore the context in which FMX has been designed and implemented in order to understand how its peculiarities suit a product such as Delphi (or RAD Studio).

The comparison with VCL will be extremely useful if you are already familiar with Delphi and VCL, but also, if you are using Delphi for the first time, many fundamental concepts are summarized in this section and you will see how these concepts fit together.

This section contains the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1, Introducing the FireMonkey Framework
  • Chapter 2, Exploring Similarities and Differences with VCL

About the Author

  • Andrea Magni

    Andrea Magni is an Italian computer engineer (with a degree in artificial intelligence and robotics from the Polytechnic of Milan, 2007) living near Monza. He is a freelancer who has gained 2 decades of experience in the industry as a software developer and consultant. He has trained many development teams to design software architectures and models, acquire knowledge, introduce source and project management tools, and perform troubleshooting. He has been an Embarcadero MVP since 2014 and he runs a technical blog and some OSS projects on GitHub. He regularly takes part in major Delphi conferences, such as EKON and DCC (DE), Embarcadero DelphiCon, PasCon, SDN (NL), Be-Delphi (BE), DAPUG (DK), ITDevCon (IT), DelphiDay (IT, until 2015), DelphiDay (PL), and other events.

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(8 reviews total)
Molto accurato e mirato sull'argomento proposto
I was expecting a more practical approach.
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