.Net refs and tutorials
Delphi for .Net


 Writing your first program
 Writing your second program
 Amending this program
 An example program
 Delphi data types
   Text (strings and chars)
   Sets and enumerations
 Programming logic
   Exception handling
 Dates and times
 Printing text and graphics
 Object Orientation basics
   Memory leaks!
   An example class

 Standard components
 Links to other Delphi sites
 Delphi hints and tips
 Free Pascal
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New Learn to program in Pascal - online course
 Castalia for Delphi
 A brief history of Delphi
 Usability : reference books
 Author links

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 Delphi Basics
 Delphi Basics has been running for 10 years !!

 This web site provides help and reference for the fundamentals of the Delphi© language. It gives an introduction to the Delphi Object Oriented Language for newcomers, and provides a ready reference for experienced programmers.

It limits itself to a broad base of the language in order to keep things simple and manageable. The approach taken is to present the most useable basics of Delphi Programming in as accessible a manner as possible.

Feel free to contact the author about any aspects of the site. Every effort will be made to respond to all emails received.

New : An independent review of "Learn to program in Pascal", an online course for those starting out on Delphi programming.

 Learn Pascal and Delphi course

 Currently at a 60% discount

An independent review of Castalia, a set of development aids that sits right inside the IDE.

 Delphi Basics as a downloadable Windows program
Download the Windows program : now only £7

A complete version of the web site has been converted into a Windows executable.

It looks and behaves like the site, but with the added benefits of :

  • No adverts
  • Search facility for finding Run Time Library entries and .Net Methods.
  • Fast access to 1,000+ pages of tutorial/reference pages - the full site and more
  • System.Drawing.Graphics .Net class pages - 44 methods each with examples illustrated with graphical output
  • Printing of pages precisely to any paper size or format
  • RTL lists printable by letter, function, unit or category
  • History drop-down of recent and popular RTL pages
  • Database tutorials, not available on this web site
  • Copy full text copy is enabled at last (the secret revealed by a user)
Download the Windows program : now only £7

Angular Basics

Sister site to Delphi Basics.

A beginners guide to Google's AngularJS framework that avoids a syntax driven approach.

Run Time Library Reference  
By first letter  
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By Functionality  
 Data types
Integers, ordinals
Floating point types
String, char types
Pointer types
Other types
 Program structure
Program control
Program data
Object orientation
Control options
Data options
Data access
File name handling
 Strings and chars
Conversions from
Conversions to
 Numbers and sets
Conversions from
Conversions to
Default numbers
 Dates and Times
Conversions from
Conversions to
By Unit  
By Category  
  Compiler directives
  Variables   Constants

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