January 2013

Containers and Collections – Roger Connell and Richard King

Roger spoke about container classes, focusing on TStringLists, linked lists and the library he had built to support dynamic arrays. One useful idea was to build a helper application to generate large amounts of random data rather than using real data and running the risk of compromising confidentiality. PowerPoint presentation here, code here (zip)

Richard focused on the TDictionary class which first appeared in Delphi 2009 and its use in combination with CSV files. Delphi.about.com page on using TDictionary