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Posted on 1998-04-19
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Hello,

I have made a simple application. Now I want to show an "About..."-form. I did this with

AboutFrm.Visible:=true;

This works, but when I press the Close-button on this About-form, the Main-form will start over from the beginning.
How can I show a second form without starting over the main form again when I close this second form?

Thanx !!

Stefan van Roosmalen.
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What do you mean by starting the main form over ?

You could try to use this one, which is normal for about boxes:
AboutBox.ShowModal;
It requires an "OK" button with a value in the ModalResult property.
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Well, I want to use (let's say) 5 different forms in ONE application. When I want to show (and activate) the About-form, or the Search-form, or the Configuration-form, or ....
How can I do that without having the problem my Mainform-onActivate-event will start over again when I close the other forms.
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Basically you can not, unless you want to be tricky, which I do not think is necessary.

The OnActivate event is intended to be used for just this. It signals that the focus has returned to the form.

It sounds to me like you have some initialization code hooked to the OnActivate event, and you get problems when the event fires again when the About-form closes. The simple solution to this is not to use the OnActivate event to execute initialization code. Instead, use OnShow or OnFormCreate. OnShow is fired each time the form is made visible, while OnFormCreate is fired exactly once during the lifetime of the form. Depending on the initialization you do, either event could be appropriate.

I hope this will help.

Greetings,
AndersWP
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