[Lazarus] Teaching Pascal at College
mschnell at lumino.de
Thu Oct 13 16:19:41 CEST 2016
On 13.10.2016 15:37, Adrian De Armas via Lazarus wrote:
> The second part will introduce:
> * GUI environment. Dropping components on a form and arrange them.
> Changing properties.
Thanks to RAD, creating a GUI is extremely simple in Lazarus (any of the
students you described can learn to create a simple GUI in just some
minutes). It's a lot more fun to test your code in the GUI you created
So I would begin the lessons with "creating a simple GUI".
Here you would teach to create a program ("application" in Lazarus
speak) that shows a Button. No code at all needs to be written and you
can start it and happily see your GUI.
Then doubleclick the button in the GUI designer and Lazarus will write
(and install) an event handler function for you.
Now you can do your first line of code:
Caption := 'Hello World';
(You even don't need to write Caption := as Lazarus autocompletes the
code if desired.)
Now press F9 and Lazarus compiles and starts your program and you can
click the Button and see the result.
I thinks this start will make the students most happy, as they are
rewarded by instant success.
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