Subject Re: [IBO] Problems with Keylinks
Author Helen Borrie
At 04:30 PM 25/07/2005 +0000, you wrote:
>Off to re-read the IBO "Getting Started" manual for the third time - or
>at least this time should say 'study'!
>The one thing I find about this manual though is that it appears more
>TIB 'centric' and the similarities between say TIBO and TIB query are
>not well documented. It is only when one starts using the TIBO strain
>that the similarities are more apparent.

The trick is to recognise that the TIBO-- components are meant to behave
like their TDataset ancestors - with some extra behaviour wrapped in from
the native IBO (TIB_--) InternalDataset. The GSG addresses things that are
DIFFERENT about the IBO layer, not things that are the same; and it
doesn't try to replace the IBO help file.

The help file, like Delphi, is hierarchical. It is built with Time2Help
(with add-ins done in Help&Manual) - both Delphi applications
themselves. Two tools that can help a lot when tracking the native
behaviours built into the TIBO classes are 1) the "Hierarchy" button on
each main class page and 2) the graphical browser for the help file, which
is on the Downloads page.