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Delphi 2010 - RTTI & Attributes

Rob's Technology Corner – So what is RTTI? RTTI is an acronym for Run Time Type Information. It allows you interact with the type system at Run Time. I like to compare RTTI to meta data information stored in a database. If I execute the following SQL statement "select * from employee" how does the database know what to return? How does the application know what will be returned? It all boils down to "MetaData Information" which allows you to look up what database fields and there associated types will be returned. With RTTI, you have this same access to types defined in your Delphi code.Delphi has always had RTTI, but ...
Favorite? Off-Topic? Robert Love @ 2009-09-01 17:40


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