setting enumerated types by integer values?

Posted on 2001-08-21
Last Modified: 2010-04-06
Hiya, just a little one.  Is there anyway to set an enumerated type just by setting its ordinal value?  E.g. for:

type TEnumeratedType = (etype1,etype2,etype3);


Enum :TEnumeratedType;

I want to set Enum:=etype1 but only by using its ordinal value of 0. ie I want to be able to effectively set Ord(Enum)=0, if you see what I mean!  Is there anyway to do this (*without* writing a conversion function that converts any given integer to the appropriate TEnumeratedType constant)?  Many thanks, P.
Question by:Pandora
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kretzschmar earned 50 total points
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? maybe

enum := TEnumeratedType(0);
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Yes, exactly. Hi meikl, you are fast :-)

Regards, Geo

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aha! yes brill, thank you once again Meikl!! P.
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hi geo,

i'm not really fast, i'm sometimes a bit lucky :-))
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thanks pandora,
glad to helped you :-))

meikl ;-)

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