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Welcome C++ Builder Developers!

We endeavour to add tips, tricks, and how-to's on C++Builder here for you. These will be added infrequently, though we aim for them to contain information that you won't find on other web sites. The examples and tutorials will range from quick IDE tips to detailed code techniques in particular areas.

For a whole book full of techniques, tips and in-depth coverage on a variety of topics check out the C++ Builder 6 Developer's Guide and C++ Builder 5 Developer's Guide books.

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Use the information and source code however you want. If you have any suggestions, have fixed or enhanced any of the code that we have provided, or have a great application that uses the techniques then we'd like to hear about it! You can contact Jarrod Hollingworth at jarrod@backslash.com.au.

Resources

Date Description
28-Nov
2002

Installing Interbase with InnoSetup (local)

An InnoSetup script and source code to two useful applications to install Interbase with your application using the freely available InnoSetup compiler.

13-Nov
2001
(updated
07-Apr
2003)

The Ultimate C++Builder Book List (local)

Here is the ultimate list of books for the C++Builder developer, as used by us and the C++Builder developer community.

22-Oct
2001
(updated
29-Aug
2002)

C++Builder Customization (local)

How to customize the C++Builder IDE to enhance your productivity. Also includes a list of files and registry keys that contain the configuration information. Use this list to back up your IDE customizations or to share them with other C++Builder developers.

29-Mar
2001

PAD files from the ASP. (external)

PAD (portable application description) files are becoming the standard for describing all aspects of your software and company for submission to software web sites (such as FileGuru.com, GoodFiles.com, SoftPile.com, and Simtel.net) and is increasing in popularity. It enables you to submit your software to PAD enabled sites simply by uploading or providing the URL of your products PAD file, and avoid having to manually enter the product information into a lengthy form for submission.

See the Software Author Resources link below for a list of software web sites that are PAD enabled.

29-Mar
2001

Software Author Resources (external)

Software Author Resources

This site has an extensive list of free information for software authors, such as a list of software submission web sites, developer tools, marketing and distribution and so on. This is a must-see resource for all C++Builder developers!

29-Jan
2001

Headlines Direct 1.0.1.0 (local)

Headlines Direct is a Freeware application that demonstrates how to incorporate live product news and marketing information with direct web links within your own application, similar to the C++Builder Direct application in C++Builder which displays a list of links to web pages about C++Builder news, downloads, web sites, and so on.

It demonstrates the simple use of TTreeView, TNMHTTP, TMemIniFile, TToolBar and TStatusBar, extracting the version information from an application, loading a web page in the default browser and an email in the default email program. Full source code is included.

See it in ACTION! To see Headlines Direct in a commercial application download the free Std version or 21-day trial Pro version of Mozzle, a tool developed by Backslash to find the ultimate domain names for your web site.

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