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Dear experts!

I get a problem. The problem is that I do not know how to associate property of component and text value of property name.

For example. Let's suppose I have a text file. The text file look like this:
....
left = 100
top = 200
caption = "some caption"
...

Then I have a component (abstract component). How to assign values to property of the component from that text file?

It must be:

procedure AssignProp(aComp : TComponent; aPropName : string; aValue : Variant);
begin
  // implementation wanted!!!!
end;

PS:
------------
I know how to save/load a component to/from stream in the text format, it's unusable for me.
------------
if aPropName = 'LEFT' then aComp.Left := aValue; // is also unusable.

PPS:
I'm not hurry up.
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Question by:ITugay
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by:HamidHossain
ID: 2631022
You can use TStringList


var
  List : TStringList;
begin
  try
    List := TStringList.Create;
    List.LoadFromFile('MyText.txt');
    aComp.Left := StrToInt(List.Values['Left']);
    ...
    ...
  finally
    List.Free;
  end;
end;
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by:HamidHossain
ID: 2631025
remember that

--- MyText ---
Fire=12
Caption=Welcome to my component
--------------

Can be accessed by

  MyInteger := IntToStr(List.Values['Fire']);
  MyString  := List.Values['Caption'];

and so on ...

Regards,
Hamid
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by:HamidHossain
ID: 2631026
take care for letters case
 so 'Fire' <> 'fire'

;)
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Expert Comment

by:HamidHossain
ID: 2631029
I made misstake in the second comment

it should be StrToInt

Sorry
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by:ITugay
ID: 2631040
Dear Hamid!

I can manipulate with TStrings and I have some understanding about characters case. I told about  an abstract component, it mean that component may have or may NOT have a property with name "Left".

Best regards,
Igor.
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by:inthe
ID: 2631074
Hi
do you know about readcomponentres / writecomponentres ?
They can save a entire form full of components or just one component (as long as the components properties are published )it saves to dfm.
you can then use convert.exe (in delphi bin dir )or i can give you procedure for comversions to convert the dfm writecomponentres makes into a text file.
 
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Epsylon earned 400 total points
ID: 2631152
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by:ITugay
ID: 2631179
to inthe,
Of course, I know about his ;)
Igor.

PS: To all, I will available at mondey ;-)
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by:carlca
ID: 2632047
If you have Delphi 5, simply include TypInfo in your uses clause and use the SetPropInfo procedure. It is used in almost the same as your AssignProp procedure. The parameters are:

(Instance: TObject;
const PropName: string;
const Value: Variant);

Cheers,
Carl
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by:ITugay
ID: 2633016
Thanx to Epsylon and Carl.

Yes, "TypeInfo" is magic word what I need. I found all I need in that unit.

Thanx all.

Igor.
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