October 27, 1998

Swing, Pluggable Look & Feel

With Swing, you can easily change the Look & Feel (L&F) at run time to match one of the L&F implementations in your system. This program contains strings identifying three

Using Swing to Create a Rollover Effect

Using Swing you can easily make the image on a button change when you touch the button with the mouse and change again when you press the button. To run

Using Swing to Add Tool Tips

Using Swing, you can easily add tool tips to any of the components in your GUI. Tool tips aren’t normally visible, but they become visible when you point at the

Macintosh Platform?

Question: Is Delphi available for a Macintosh platform? Answer: At this time, there is no version of Delphi available for the Macintosh.

Advantages of Declaring a Constant Object as Const

By declaring a variable that doesn’t change throughout program’s execution as const, you make your code safer and more readable. But there’s an additional advantage: efficiency. An optimizing compiler can

Inheritance Relationship of Templates

A common mistake is to assume that a vector is like a vector if Derived is a subclass of Base. However, there is no relationship between classes generated from the

Swing, Images on Buttons

Swing makes it easy to place an image on just about any component. To see an image on a button, substitute the path and file name of an image on

Before You Profile Your Software…

If you intend to optimize your software’s performance, make sure to profile the release version rather than the debug version. The debug version of the executable contains additional code (about

Inline Assembly

C++ is used in as diverse fields as high-level GUI through the lowest level real-time applications. In time-critical sections of C++ code, you can ensure enhanced responsiveness by combining inline