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Hello,

im trying to create a small app in delphi to let a user create an account on my website and database and all the registration stuff for a user. i want to be able to :

check if the user is online or not.
check if the account is expired or active.
display the number of users online.

i would really appreciate it if someone can point me to the right direction.

and if there are components to do this it would be much better.

Regards

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by:Unixers
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anyone ?
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by:TheRealLoki
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wouldn't it be better to do this as part of the website itself, i.e. register using http/php/whatever ?
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by:Unixers
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no , i want to do it as an app , that was my question in the first place!
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by:xr1140
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this is a 2 parts job, so to speak:

- 1st part - website scripts which keep track of registering/login/online status of users and a MySQL database in which you store this information.

- 2nd part - you delphi application which monitor/read the website MySQL database and display the information
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by:Unixers
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and how can ii do that?
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by:xr1140
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i can`t advise you on the 1st part because that is part of the website, but here are some link for the 2nd part (Delphi > MySQL) to help you understand the workflow:

http://delphi.about.com/od/mysql/MySQL_with_Delphi.htm
http://www.devarticles.com/c/a/Delphi-Kylix/Using-Delphi-with-MySQL/
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aikimark earned 250 total points
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What does "create an account on my website" mean?

What does "check if the user is online or not" have to do with account creation?

Why would a user want to know "the number of users online"?

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It is possible to create a web-based application using Delphi with sever techniques:
* Web Snap:  http://delphi.about.com/od/websnap/WebSnap_Web_Broker_Delphi_web_development_technologies.htm

* Intraweb:
http://www.atozedsoftware.com/IntraWeb/index.EN.aspx

* ExpressWeb (D6/D7):
http://www.devexpress.com/Products/VCL/EWF/

* ASP Express:
http://www.delphi3000.com/articles/article_1153.asp?SK=

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Here's a comparison of techniques from the vendor:
http://edn.embarcadero.com/article/30358
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