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Inside Delphi 2006 / by Ivan Hladni.
ISBN-10: 1-59822-003-9 (pbk., companion cd-rom)
1. Delphi (Computer file) 2. Windows (Computer programs) I. Title.
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To Borland and the entire Delphi community.
Code long and prosper! :)
First and foremost, I’d like to thank Wes Beckwith of Wordware Publishing for accepting this book in the first place, for being patient, and for answering my incessant emails, even while he was on vacation. You’re really the best acquisitions editor an author could hope for.
I’d also like to thank Beth Kohler for liking the smileys, for making the book much more readable, and for spotting several errors that would’ve undoubtedly removed at least one star from the book’s rating.
The final thank you for Wordware goes to Alan McCuller for making a great cover. Thumbs up!
I am greatly honored that Anders Ohlsson agreed to technically review this book. This allowed me to quicken the pace and worry less about the accuracy of the stuff I write. I knew I’d have been slapped behind the ear if I did something wrong. ;) Thank you.
Many thanks to Karen Giles from Borland for sending me such cool stuff. And just last year I stopped believing in Santa Claus!
There are a lot of people back home who helped me complete this book, either directly or by accident. :)
Thanks to Hrvoje Lovrekovic, for being a great friend and for solving my software problems while I was busy typing.
Many thanks to Snjezana Grgic, for making sure I was always typing and for allowing me to use her photographs (http://www.rdcentar.com) in the book. To be quite honest, Snjezana, I don’t always think kindly of you, especially when it’s 3 A.M. and you’re saying things like “You know, Wes is going to kill you if you don’t finish this chapter today.” :)
Finally, I’d like to thank the members of my family, most notably my parents, aunt and uncle, and my grandmother, simply for being such a great bunch of people.