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Validating TBookMarkStr

You can use BookMarkValid to validate TBookMark's. Is there anyway to validate TBookMarkStr's?

Thanks, Tom.
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rickpetCommented:
Tom...

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TI 2976:TDBGrid and Multi-Selecting Records

KEYWORDS: Database, TDBGrid, multi-select, dgMultiSelect, SelectedRows AREA: D
When you add [dgMultiSelect] to the Options
property of a DBGrid, you give yourself the ability
to select multiple records within the grid.
The records you select are represented as bookmarks
and are stored in the SelectedRows property.
The SelectedRows property is an object of type
TBookmarkList.  The properties and methods aredescribed below.
// property SelectedRows: TBookmarkList read FBookmarks;
//   TBookmarkList = class//   public
     {* The Clear method will free all the selected records
        within the DBGrid *}     // procedure Clear;
    {* The Delete method will delete all the selected rows
       from the dataset *}    // procedure Delete;
    {* The Find method determines whether a bookmark is
       in the selected list. *}    // function  Find(const Item: TBookmarkStr;
    //      var Index: Integer): Boolean;
    {* The IndexOf method returns the index of the
       bookmark within the Items property. *}
    // function IndexOf(const Item: TBookmarkStr): Integer;
    {* The Refresh method returns a boolean value to notify
       whether any orphans were dropped (deleted) during the
       time the record has been selected in the grid.  The
       refresh method can be used to update the selected list
       to minimize the possibility of accessing a deleted       record. *}
    // function  Refresh: Boolean;  True = orphans found
    {* The Count property returns the number of currently
       selected items in the DBGrid *}
    // property Count: Integer read GetCount;
    {* The CurrentRowSelected property returns a boolean
       value and determines whether the current row is       selected or not. *}
    // property CurrentRowSelected: Boolean
    //      read GetCurrentRowSelected    //      write SetCurrentRowSelected;
    {* The Items property is a TStringList of       TBookmarkStr *}
    // property Items[Index: Integer]: TBookmarkStr
    //      read GetItem; default;//  end;unit Unit1;interfaceuses
  Windows, Messages, SysUtils, Classes, Graphics, Controls, Forms, Dialogs,
  StdCtrls, Grids, DBGrids, DB, DBTables;type  TForm1 = class(TForm)
    Table1: TTable;    DBGrid1: TDBGrid;    Count: TButton;
    Selected: TButton;    Clear: TButton;    Delete: TButton;
    Select: TButton;    GetBookMark: TButton;    Find: TButton;
    FreeBookmark: TButton;    DataSource1: TDataSource;
    procedure CountClick(Sender: TObject);
    procedure SelectedClick(Sender: TObject);
    procedure ClearClick(Sender: TObject);
    procedure DeleteClick(Sender: TObject);
    procedure SelectClick(Sender: TObject);
    procedure GetBookMarkClick(Sender: TObject);
    procedure FindClick(Sender: TObject);
    procedure FreeBookmarkClick(Sender: TObject);  private
    { Private declarations }  public    { Public declarations }  end;var
  Form1: TForm1;  Bookmark1: TBookmark;  z: Integer;implementation{$R *.DFM}
//Example of the Count propertyprocedure TForm1.CountClick(Sender: TObject);
begin  if DBgrid1.SelectedRows.Count > 0 then  begin
    showmessage(inttostr(DBgrid1.SelectedRows.Count));  end;end;
//Example of the CurrentRowSelected property
procedure TForm1.SelectedClick(Sender: TObject);begin
  if DBgrid1.SelectedRows.CurrentRowSelected then    showmessage('Selected');
end;//Example of the Clear Methodprocedure TForm1.ClearClick(Sender: TObject);
begin  dbgrid1.SelectedRows.Clear;end;//Example of the Delete Method
procedure TForm1.DeleteClick(Sender: TObject);begin
  DBgrid1.SelectedRows.Delete;end;{*
   This example iterates through the selected rows
   of the grid and displays the second field of   the dataset.
   The Method DisableControls is used so that the
   DBGrid will not update when the dataset is changed.
   The last position of the dataset is saved as   a TBookmark.
   The IndexOf method is called to check whether or
   not the bookmark is still existent.
   The decision of using the IndexOf method rather
   than the Refresh method should be determined by the   specific application.*}
procedure TForm1.SelectClick(Sender: TObject);var  x: word;
  TempBookmark: TBookMark;begin  DBGrid1.Datasource.Dataset.DisableControls;
  with DBgrid1.SelectedRows do  if Count > 0 then  begin
    TempBookmark:= DBGrid1.Datasource.Dataset.GetBookmark;
    for x:= 0 to Count - 1 do    begin      if IndexOf(Items[x]) > -1 then
      begin        DBGrid1.Datasource.Dataset.Bookmark:= Items[x];
        showmessage(DBGrid1.Datasource.Dataset.Fields[1].AsString);      end;
    end;    DBGrid1.Datasource.Dataset.GotoBookmark(TempBookmark);
    DBGrid1.Datasource.Dataset.FreeBookmark(TempBookmark);  end;
  DBGrid1.Datasource.Dataset.EnableControls;end;{*
This example allows you to set a bookmark and
and then search for the bookmarked record within
selected a record(s) within the DBGrid.*}//Sets a bookmark
procedure TForm1.GetBookMarkClick(Sender: TObject);begin
  Bookmark1:= DBGrid1.Datasource.Dataset.GetBookmark;end;//Frees the bookmark
procedure TForm1.FreeBookmarkClick(Sender: TObject);begin
  if assigned(Bookmark1) then  begin
    DBGrid1.Datasource.Dataset.FreeBookmark(Bookmark1);    Bookmark1:= nil;
  end;end;//Uses the Find method to locate the position of the
//bookmarked record within the selected list in the DBGrid
procedure TForm1.FindClick(Sender: TObject);begin  if assigned(Bookmark1) then
  begin    if DBGrid1.SelectedRows.Find(TBookMarkStr(Bookmark1),z) then
      showmessage(inttostr(z));  end;end;end.
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boardtcAuthor Commented:
RickPet, Thanks for the link though I'm not sure why you included it, I need to validate a TBookMarkStr and am not using a grid. Thanks, Tom.
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rickpetCommented:
Okay...

went browing the VCL source...

seems that you should be able to typecast the bookmarkstr to a pointer to get it to work

BookmarkValid(Pointer(Value))

this is how they move the cursor position when you set the Bookmark...

procedure TDataset.SetBookmarkStr(const Value: TBookmarkStr);
begin
  GotoBookmark(Pointer(Value));
end;


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rickpetCommented:
Tom...

Did that fix your problem???

Rick
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boardtcAuthor Commented:
Rick,

I think it worked, no blow up now, but need to do more testing. Thanks a lot. Answer so I can grade.  

Tom.
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rickpetCommented:
Hope it doesn't GPF you...cross fingers...

Rick
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