IBX.IBMastApp Sample

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This demo is a system with functionality to add, modify, browse, and report on orders, customers, parts, and items. It also demonstrates how to access a help file from a Delphi application and how to apply VCL Styles.

It requires InterBase to be installed on the machine or to connect to a remote server. Make sure that the server is running before you run the example.

Location

You can find the IBMastApp project at:

Description

This sample shows how to add, modify, browse, and report on orders, customers, parts, and items. It also demonstrates how to access a help file from a Delphi application and how to apply VCL Styles.

How to Use the Sample

  1. Navigate to the location given above and open mastapp.dproj.
  2. Press F9 or choose Run > Run.

The following table describes the functionality of the buttons on this demo.

Item Description

New Order

Opens the Order Form window where you can navigate through all the records in the Orders table. It shows an order from a particular CustNo and it displays all the items related to this order in a TDBgrid component. This window is defined in the EDOrders form.

Browse

Opens the Orders By Customer window. In one grid it shows some fields from the Customer table, in the second grid it displays the orders associated to the selected customer. Use the Define Query button to define a filter for the Customers by the Last Invoice Date, and click Activate Query to activate the filter. Click Edit to open the Order Form window for the selected Customer.

Parts

Opens the Browse Parts window. It shows the content of the Parts table on a grid. You can navigate through the records. Click Edit to open a dialog box where you can edit the part information.

Help

Opens the Offline Help for the application.

Close

Closes the application.

Implementation

This sample uses TIBDatabase to specify the database. In this case: C:\Users\Public\Documents\Embarcadero\Studio\\Samples\Data\MASTSQL.GDB. The location to the database is specified in the DatabaseName property.

The database components for this sample are placed on the DataMod form, and the code to give the functionality to the sample is placed on the Main.pas/cpp file.

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