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Posted on 1998-08-06
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Hi expertes,

I am faced with a strange compiler message. In the source code below, Delphi
complains about a missing END. at the end of the module. As everybody can clearly see,
there is an "END." at the end of this Unit. So why is there an error in this source?


unit test;

interface

uses
  Windows, Messages, SysUtils, Classes, Graphics, Controls, Forms, Dialogs,
  StdCtrls;

type
  TForm1 = class(TForm)
    Button1: TButton;
    OpenDialog1: TOpenDialog;
    procedure Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
  private
    { Private-Deklarationen }
  public
    { Public-Deklarationen }
  end;

var
  Form1: TForm1;

implementation

{$R *.DFM}

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
var
  F: Textfile;
  I: integer;
  FileName: string;

begin
  OpenDialog1.Title := 'Delete File';
  if OpenDialog1.Execute then
    with OpenDialog1.Files do
     for I := 0 to Count - 1 do
      begin {for...to}
        AssignFile(F, OpenDialog1.FileName);
        try
          Reset(F);
          if MessageDlg('Erase ' + OpenDialog1.FileName + '?',
            mtConfirmation, [mbYes, mbNo], 0) = mrYes then
          begin
            CloseFile(F);
            Erase(F);
          end; {if}
        except
          on EInOutError do
            MessageDlg('File I/O error.', mtError, [mbOk], 0);
        end; {for...to}
      end; {procedure}

end. {Unit}


With kind regards

Christian

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Question by:mathes
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miv earned 50 total points
ID: 1361620
You need to "END;" the try-except as well.
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by:mathes
ID: 1361621
Dear miv,

thank you for your mail. I meanwhile added an "end" to my code. Now the compiler in line

Reset(F);

complains about an exception of class ElnOutError.

If I select only 1 file, everything works perfectly, without any errors, but as soon as I
select multiple files, I recieve this error message mentioned above.
What is wrong here? Did I add the "end" at the right place? Can you please review my code?


begin
  OpenDialog1.Title := 'Delete File';
  if OpenDialog1.Execute then
    with OpenDialog1.Files do
     for I := 0 to Count - 1 do
      begin {for...to}
        AssignFile(F, OpenDialog1.FileName);
        try
          Reset(F);
          if MessageDlg('Erase ' + OpenDialog1.FileName + '?',
            mtConfirmation, [mbYes, mbNo], 0) = mrYes then
          begin {if}
            CloseFile(F);
            Erase(F);
          end; {if}
        except
          on EInOutError do
            MessageDlg('File I/O error.', mtError, [mbOk], 0);
        end; {except}  
        end; {for...to}
      end; {procedure}



With kind regards

Christian
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by:miv
ID: 1361622
"Can you please review my code? "
Did that, but you´re only handling one file - and can´t understand why the code fails when you do a multiselect...

This place is called "Experts Exchange", your Q deals with simple programming topics. Please read the manuals or sign up for a course.

Regards,
  Michael

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by:kjteng
ID: 1361623
The reason for the error: you are trying to delete the same file in the loop. ie when i increase, the filename is still unchanged.
You should use files[ i] rather than filename property.
Cange the line assignFile... to
AssignFile(F, OpenDialog1.Files[ i]);
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Author Comment

by:mathes
ID: 1361624
hi,

due to tech problems with my monitor i must retire for a few weeks. as soon as my problems with my hardware are fixed i will return and rate your comments. sorry for the inconvience.

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