ABC 5 Press Release

By: Objective Software Technology Pty  09-Dec-2011
Keywords: Library, Free, Sql


Adelaide, Australia

2 July 2001


Objective Software Technology announces immediate availability of version 6 of its visual component library, ABC for Delphi.

ABC is a complete user interface toolkit, with over 220 components to enhance all aspects of user interface design, data presentation and application support. Components include toolbars and custom menus; DB tree views; advanced DB navigation, exception handling, help and hint editing; rich text editing; button bars; animation and transition effects; and much more.

Objective Software Technology is an Australian company exporting quality Delphi components to over 40 countries.

Contact: James Heyworth, Objective Software Technology Pty Ltd

phone: +61 8 8357 1805

Keywords: Data Presentation, Documentation, Exception Handling, Free, Library, Navigator Panel, Programs, Software Technology, Sql,

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ABC for Delphi Release Notes

Delphi 4 Version 4.0 Build 5.104, Update Pack 2 or 3; Delphi 5 Version 5.0 Build 5.62; Delphi 6 Version 6.0 Build 6.240 Update Pack 2; C++ Builder 4 Version 4.0 Build 14.11 Update Pack 1; C++ Builder Version 5.0 Build 12.34; C++ Builder Version 6.0 Build 10.155 or higher. Some older video drivers have trouble handling the quantity of images that the Delphi IDE's component palette places in its internal ImageList control.



Aggregate components are most often used as business components to encapsulate business logic and user interface controls; to create complex user interface controls such as toolbars and editors; and as a tool for increasing productivity and object reuse on larger projects. TRANSFORM is a Delphi IDE Expert that lets you convert entire forms including form properties and events, into a single component that can be reused inside other forms.


ABC Version 5 Release Notes

When DateFormatString is empty, the default dfShort or dfLong or dtkTime format is set, using the Delphi date and time formatting variables in SysUtils. To make the information more readable, you can add body text to the format string by enclosing it in single quotes. They are defined by the following groups of characters:"d" The one- or two-digit day. Added several new properties to allow custom display formatting of dates and times.


ABC What's New

In recent Delphi and C++ Builder releases, particularly Version 5 onwards, different databases use a variety of methods and support different subsets of this functionality in their TDataset descendant classes. The ABC dataset adapter classes describe the TDataset class capabilities - mapping dataset class properties and methods to a standard set of properties and methods used by ABC controls.


ABC for Delphi Release 4.2.4

There are five new components on the ABC Toolbar palette: TabcMainMenu, TabcPopupMenu, TabcSystemMenu, TabcMenuToolbar and TabcMenuImages. Features include the ability to add or hide items on the system menu, a wide variety of painting styles, animation and sound effects. New animated bitmap menus are now available on floating toolbars, the system menu and popup menus.