I am writing an application in Delphi 5, with a main form calling about 6 child forms. I am in the middle of converting any labels,captions,text messages etc to read the captions in from a text file. This will allow easier language conversion. I have converted all the child forms and am working on the main form. I have written a procedure (procedure mainform.findcaption(i:integer; var txt:string) so i can supply the index of the text file(i) and the procedure returns the string(txt). however every time i compile the project, it ignores the new procedure. I can also create a procedure without declaring it or even rename a current procedure and the compiler reports everything is ok and the program runs ignoring and changes i have made. How can i get the compiler to see the errors?