Subject Re: [ib-support] Recomended component for FireBird & Delphi ?
Author Markus Ostenried
At 10:29 Wednesday, 26.02.2003 +0100, you wrote:
>What is the recomended/best component for FireBird & Delphi ?

that depends on your needs and on my opinion :-)
I'd recommend Jason Wharton's IBObjects (
You'd have to invest some time to get used to it and understand
how things are done with IBO - especially with its "native"
datasets which differ from the TDataSet based.

But once you understood whats covered in the Getting Started
Guide ( and have worked
through the sample applications you'll be able to write your
applications with relative little effort because IBO already
provides you with a superior component set covering nearly all
aspects of working with FB/IB databases (except accessing the
service API).

Be sure to get IB_SQL (,
a visual tool to view and modify data and metadata in your databases.
It's built with IBO and most of its windows are the property editors
of the IBO components you can access in your Delphi IDE.