Video: Building a Delphi component to access the Fitbit Web API
In the last blog post, I introduced a class to access the Fitbit Web API. This Web API connects to your personal health monitoring devices and can be easily digested using Delphi classes. Be sure to watch it, in case you missed it!
However, Delphi is all about Rapid Application Develpment = RAD! Components are the essential building block of each application that distinguishes software development with Delphi from other approaches.
So, why not create a component that can be easily dropped on the form and registers inside of the RAD Studio IDE?
The following video shows you how to:
- Convert an existing class into a Delphi component
- Build a design-time package
- Add an icon compatible with all RAD Studio IDE versions that looks sharp and not blurred. The icon will be shown on the form designer surface and in the tool palette.
- Add a splash icon to the RAD Studio IDE splash screen that your component was installed
- Install the component into the IDE, and
- Test the component using a VCL application