Creating VCL Applications
The following sections show how to use the Form Designer to create a simple VCL Forms application that shows the basic FireDAC objects needed to connect to Act-On from any application. See Writing Data Access Code to work with these FireDAC components from code.
The following example populates a TDBGrid control.
- After Establishing a Connection and creating the TFDPhysActOnDriverLink and TFDConnection objects, drop a TFDQuery object onto the form and set the properties below:
Connection Set this property to the TFDConnection object, if this object is not already specified. SQL Click the button in the SQL property and enter a query. Active Set this property to true. This executes the SQL query to Act-On.
Drop a TDataSource object onto the form and set the following property:
DataSet In the menu for this property, select the name of the TFDQuery object.
Drop a TDBGrid control onto the form and set the following property:
DataSource Select the name of the TDataSource.
- Drop a TFDGUIxWaitCursor onto the form. This is required to avoid a run-time error.