Save Dialog

Posted on 2001-07-16
Last Modified: 2010-04-04
Does anyone know how to change the text on the buttons in the SaveDialog under Delphi 2?
Question by:winuser2000
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ID: 6288106
You may be able to locate the properties for this dialog in Dialog.pas

Locate ButtonNames....

You should save this file to a different name before you go making any changes to it or else you'll be reinstalling Delphi!

You'll also have to import the "new" savedialog as a new component!


Author Comment

ID: 6288242
gemarti:  I had a look in the Dialog.pas but no button names labelled "save".  All that was there was:

ButtonNames: array[TMsgDlgBtn] of string = ('Yes', 'No', 'OK', 'Cancel', 'Abort', 'Retry', 'Ignore', 'All', 'Help');

and i checked throught the rest of the code but no luck
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by:Mohammed Nasman
ID: 6288633

   you can do that with SetDlgItemText API, in the onShowEvent for the SaveDialog place two these lines

  SetDlgItemText(GetParent(OpenDialog1.Handle), IDOK, PChar('New &Open'));
  SetDlgItemText(GetParent(OpenDialog1.Handle), IDCANCEL, PChar('New &Cancel'));

Best regards
Mohammed Nasman
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Author Comment

ID: 6288668
Thanks mnasman but there is no onshowevent for the savedialog in delphi 2as far as i can see.
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Expert Comment

by:Mohammed Nasman
ID: 6288683
Sorry winuser2000

 I mean the event Onshow not OnshowEvnet
procedure TForm1.OpenDialog1Show(Sender: TObject);

Author Comment

ID: 6289004
thanks mnasman but i cannot compile as it keeps saying about "handle" being an undeclared identifier - i have looked in the help files to see if it would give any answer but as usual the help file is not very useful.

any ideas?
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Accepted Solution

Mohammed Nasman earned 100 total points
ID: 6289040
Helli Winuser2000

  I went to computer have delphi2 and test the code, i'm sorry to tell you that not working with delphi 2 :(

 Open/save dialog, don't have the onshow event

also there's no handle for open/save dialog :((

  I tested my code with delphi5/6 and it's working fine, but with delphi two it will not work


Author Comment

ID: 6289052
Sheesh, story of my life finding out that it won't work.  Thanks for checking it out for me and for the help you gave.  I shall give you the points because you helped the most.
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Expert Comment

by:Mohammed Nasman
ID: 6289077
thanks alot winuser2000, I don't deserve the points cuz i didn't solve ur problem

  there's also another way, using sendmessage and WM_SetText, but also require the handle, and that's not exist with opendialog in delphi2 :(

 try to check in site, maybe there's some free components can do that for you


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