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I have a delphi program that accepts one command line parameter in the format 'propertyname1:propertyvalue1;propertyname2:propertyvalue2;' etc. The idea is that when I launch the program, I can set the values of a chosen objects properties from the comand line. I've stripped the command line down into two arrays, PropertyName[] and PropertyValue[]. What I need to do now is say something along the lines of Form1.graph1.PropertyName[index] := PropertyValue[index]; (which doesn't work!) In javascript there's a function called eval, which would let me construct a command from a string, so I could say eval('form1.graph1.' + PropertyName[index] + ' = PropertyValue[index]'). If PropertyName[index] was set to say, 'title', the command that would be interpreted would be form1.graph1.title = propertyvalue[index].
 Is there a similar command in delphi, or another way to poke the values into the required properties (maybe there's an array of properties i can loop through searching for a name match??)
 any ideas greatly appreciated,
cheers.
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by:JimBob091197
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I have written a unit which I use quite a bit.  It allows you to get & set PUBLISHED properties for any component.

E.g.
SetIntValue(MyComp, GetPropertyIndex(MyComp, 'Width'), 5);

If you'd like me to e-mail it to you, provide your e-mail address.

Cheers,
JB
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by:acsmith
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yes please, ta very much. my email is acsmith@hewitt.com
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Hi

I have mailed the unit to you.

Cheers,
JB
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excellent! works a treat. cheers jimbob. Can you answer this with an answer so I can award your points??
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Hi acsmith

Glad that it worked for you.

Cheers,
Dave
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cheers!
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