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How do I hide the main form on start?

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Based on a command line param I want to be able to hide the main form before it shows itself on start. How can this be done? I've tried to do frmMain.Hide in OnCreate and it doesn't seem to work.

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Question by:ripcord
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by:erajoj
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Hi,
In Delphi 3+, just do this:
  Application.ShowMainForm := False;

/// John

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by:Matvey
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-Also, based on command line parameters, you could add a line to the DPR file:

Application.... ( mainform, ... );
if paramstr( N ) = '...' then mainform.hide;
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by:Matvey
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-Also, based on command line parameters, you could add a line to the DPR file:

Application.... ( mainform, ... );
if paramstr( N ) = '...' then mainform.hide;
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by:erajoj
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Happy trigger finger?

/// John
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by:Matvey
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Heh, more coffee should help :-)
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by:sakya
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Hello.

This is a sample.

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procedure TForm1.FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
begin
     Application.ShowMainForm := False;

     
     ShowMessage('Hello');// <-you write your procedure here


     Form1.Show;
end;
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Application.ShowMainForm is written before Application.Run.
So, you can write Application.ShowMainForm in the OnCreate.

And when you want to display  the Main Form, use 'Show'.

sakya
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by:ripcord
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thanks for the help, someone answer the question for credit. All your answers worked.
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by:erajoj
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Since it is election day here in Sweden and since Matvey has posted the majority of the comments, he should have the credit, all in the spirit of democracy.
Matvey, don't be shy!

/// John
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by:sakya
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Hello.

I agree with erajoj.

sakya
 
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