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How do you get more than one button on a form to be activated at a given time. I have a program performing a simulation which is in a loop and this simulation is started after clicking one of the buttons(start), the other button is a stop button. I want to know how I can stop the simulation despite of it being in a loop therefore how to activate the stop button. I am using delphi 2.0.
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Place this line of code in your loop:
Application.ProcessMessages;

Rob;-)
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//global variable:
var
  Stop : Boolean;

//onformcreate:
  Stop := False;

//button2click:
Stop := True;


//button1click:
begin
  //your loop condition
  while (blateblah ) and (Stop := False)
  //lalalla
  application.processmessages;
  end;
  Stop := False;
end;

Rob;-)
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wow, what for an empty comment, rob :-))
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I suddenly realised my first comment (posted as an answer was insufficient) so I removed it as answer and posted the answer instead... I suppose its just the thought of going up a position ont the top15 that made me trigger happy... Doup!

Rob;-)
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:-)))
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has started to use again (i got told off so many time for it) make comment as answer.....  and i have to use this method or nobody reads my comment :(

(if everyone stops answering questions for about a 100 years i may get into the top 15)

Craig C, getting depressed
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