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Part I - Foundations
  Chapter 1 Delphi 7 and Its IDE
  Chapter 2 The Delphi Programming Language
  Chapter 3 The Run-Time Library
  Chapter 4 Core Library classes
  Chapter 5 Visual Controls
  Chapter 6 Building the User Interface
  Chapter 7 Working with Forms
Part II - Delphi Object-Oriented Architectures
  Chapter 8 The Architecture of Delphi Applications
  Chapter 9 Writing Delphi Components
  Chapter 10 Libraries and Packages
  Chapter 11 Modeling and OOP Programming (with ModelMaker)
  Chapter 12 From COM to COM+
Part III - Delphi Database-Oriented Architectures
  Chapter 13 Delphi's Database Architecture
  Chapter 14 Client/Server with dbExpress
  Chapter 15 Working with ADO
  Chapter 16 Multitier DataSnap Applications
  Chapter 17 Writing Database Components
  Chapter 18 Reporting with Rave
Part IV - Delphi, the Internet, and a .NET Preview
  Chapter 19 Internet Programming: Sockets and Indy
  Chapter 20 Web Programming with WebBroker and WebSnap
  Chapter 21 Web Programming with IntraWeb
  Chapter 22 Using XML Technologies
  Chapter 23 Web Services and SOAP
  Chapter 24 The Microsoft .NET Architecture from the Delphi Perspective
  Chapter 25 Delphi for .NET Preview: The Language and the RTL
  Appendix A Extra Delphi Tools by the Author
  Appendix B Extra Delphi Tools from Other Sources
  Appendix C Free Companion Books on Delphi
  List of Figures    
  List of tables    
  List of Listings    
  List of Sidebars  

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Appendix B: Extra Delphi Tools from Other Sources

Thousands of Delphi add-on components and tools are available on the market, ranging from simple freebies to large open-source projects, from shareware programs to highly professional components. This appendix provides a list of notable open-source projects I've mentioned elsewhere in the book.

Delphi Preinstalled Open-Source Components

Delphi 7 includes the source code for two notable open-source projects:

Internet Direct (Indy)  This project is covered in detail in Chapter 19, "Internet Programming: Sockets and Indy." The official website for Indy is, but you should also refer to the Indy Portal at Support is available on Borland's newsgroups.

Open XML  This is a Delphi-based XML DOM and SAX engine, which I covered in Chapter 22 ("Using XML Technologies"). Refer to for updates and more information. Support for Open XML is available on a mailing list you can sign up for on the website.

Delphi also includes a third open-source project: the ZLib compression library, covered in Chapter 4 ("Core Library Classes"). It isn't listed here because it is not Delphi based.

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