problem with Application.ShowMainForm

Posted on 1998-10-30
Last Modified: 2008-02-26

in my project file i have this line of code:
Application.ShowMainForm := False;
yes, i don't want my program to popup when it starts.

the problem is that when i click my icon in the system tray and my program pops up on the screen, my components are not visible. only my speedbuttons are visible.

if i remove the line:
Application.ShowMainForm := False;
every component becomes visible but as i said, i don't want my program to popup when it starts.

Question by:saam
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Expert Comment

ID: 1345120
When the user clicks on the system tray button for your application set ShowMainForm to true again.



Author Comment

ID: 1345121
thanks for the quick response  rwilson, but i have tried to put ShowMainForm to true (in several different places of my project), it still won't work.

my mainform shows up when i click the system tray button, but only the form plus my speedbuttons are visible, not my richedit and my standard buttons.



Accepted Solution

inter earned 100 total points
ID: 1345122
Try setting Visible to True before setting  
Form1.Visible := true;
Application.ShowMainForm := true;


Author Comment

ID: 1345123
i thought i had tried everything but that was it!
thanks a lot!

Expert Comment

ID: 1345124
You are welcome,
I have realized the thing by directly inspecting TApplication source...(you can always analyze the source if you have delphi professional or higher)
c.u. igor

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