TRANSFORM can convert
a whole form, including all components, properties and events. In
most cases the conversion is complete and automatic, without requiring
any modifications to the generated code.
You can use it to build
components that encapsulate all the data and functionality of an
existing form. These can then be shared with other programmers in
a format they can easily reuse and extend.
TRANSFORM will also
convert new properties, methods and events added to the interface
of your form.
This allows you to
develop components from existing forms and to use the full power
of the Delphi IDE to build and test components.
We have found large
productivity gains in component building through this natural process
of building and testing components as forms.
The following pages
illustrate an example form and its component, converted with TRANSFORM.