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If some buttons are created on a Form at runtime....how do you get rid of them?
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by:Tom Knowlton
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viktornet earned 120 total points
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Use NameOfCreatedButton.Free;
or like this.....

var i : integer;
begin
  for i := 0 to ComponentCount - 1 do
    begin
      if Components[i] is TButton then
         TButton(Components[i]).Free;  
    end;
end;
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Hope this helps.....

Regards,
Viktor Ivanov
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by:ZifNab
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Viktornet's example is correct, you can also : when you create them, put them in a list. And then iterate through this list to destroy them.
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by:viktornet
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this is with TStringList......

if List is global variable, and you create it in formOnCreate, and destroy it in formOnDestroy, then when you want to free the buttons just enter this.,.....
When you create button use this....
List.Items.Add(ButtonName.Name);
to destroy all buttons use this///...

var i : integer;
for i := 0 to List.Items.Count - 1 do
  begin
    TButton(FindComponent('Button' + IntToStr(i+1))).Free;
  end;
//Check it out, since I've written it here, don't have Delphi open right now....

Regards,
Viktor Ivanov
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by:viktornet
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A little fix over here....

     var i : integer;
     for i := 0 to List.Items.Count - 1 do
       begin
         TButton(List.Items[i]).Free;
       end;
Check this out too...

//Vik
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by:Tom Knowlton
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viktornet:

That solution you gave me worked like magic.  I'll throw in another 10 points for your trouble.

Tom
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