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how to check if a form has been created in c++

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Borland C++ Builder 5

How can I check if a Form has been created? if it exists?
Somewhere I do:

Form4 = new TForm4(this);

Meanwhile program is doing other stuff including displaying variables on Form4 but has to do this ONLY if Form4 exists.

Anyone can help me out?

Thanx.
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Hi

If Form4 is a pointer of TForm4, and I think it is since you're using "new" to create it, you can verify that the form exist by checking if our pointer is Null:

  if (Form4 != NULL)
  {
    //displaying variables on Form4
  }

If you are doing this test outside of the fonction in witch the Form4 was created, Form4 must be a global variable. So it a to be declare in your .h file with  #include <the unit containing TForm4>

It work fine for me on C++ Builder 6 so it will probably work on C++ Builder 5.

Hope this is what you were looking for.

Dédé
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