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Getting a table to refresh after Executing Winexec

Posted on 1998-10-14
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This is the situation :
I have a form with a DBGrid on it. There is a button on the form that calls the WinExec procedure and opens up another application witch uses the same databasetable as the form with the DBGrid.

I need to refresh my DBGrid in the former application when I exit the second application ( If I change the data in the second application.

This is the way I am doing it but obviously this doesn´t work.  -->

procedure TGetTableData.SpeedButton3Click(Sender: TObject);
begin
  WinExec(PChar(ExtractFilePAth(Paramstr(0)) +      
  'Tables.exe'), sw_Show);
  Table1.Refresh;
end;


thanks!
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Question by:yngvi
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by:kretzschmar
ID: 1342820
hi,

try following in your former form

procedure TForm1.FormActivate(Sender: TObject);
begin
  Table1.Refresh;
end;

meikl
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by:kretzschmar
ID: 1342822
oops,

ekim you've right, that cannot operate

meikl
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by:kretzschmar
ID: 1342823
hi yngvi,

redirect the Application.OnActivate event to a event in your form

sample

Project code

program Project1;

uses
  Forms,
  Unit1 in 'Unit1.pas' {Form1};

{$R *.RES}

begin
  Application.Initialize;
  Application.CreateForm(TForm1, Form1);

// here redirection

  Application.OnActivate := Form1.OnActivate;
  Application.Run;
end.

Unit Code

unit Unit1;

interface

uses
  Windows, Messages, SysUtils, Classes, Graphics, Controls, Forms, Dialogs,
  Grids, DBGrids, Db, DBTables;

type
  TForm1 = class(TForm)
    Table1: TTable;
    DataSource1: TDataSource;
    DBGrid1: TDBGrid;
    procedure FormActivate(Sender: TObject);
  private
    { Private-Deklarationen }
  public
    { Public-Deklarationen }
  end;

var
  Form1: TForm1;

implementation

{$R *.DFM}

procedure TForm1.FormActivate(Sender: TObject);
begin
  Table1.refresh;
end;

end.

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by:yngvi
ID: 1342824
First I tried the Timer solution and it work OK. Then I tried the Second OnActive solution and I think that it works best.

I don´t know how to give you the points if you want them.

Thanks both !
Yngvi
Iceland
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kretzschmar earned 440 total points
ID: 1342825
hi yngvi,

give the points the best solution.
if you mean that my solution is better, than give me the points
otherwise reject my answer

meikl
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