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SAVE & REMOVE SKIN

Posted on 2003-11-01
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In my application there is option for user to applay skin or remove skin...
How to save this option next time when the user run the application?
If user select remove skin and close application then It must be without skin when HE/SHE open it.
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Question by:sal1150
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by:DeerBear
ID: 9665202
Hi,

You have several ways to do it:
1) Registry
2) Ini file
3) Configuration file

For the first two options, there are two classes that
come to help: TRegistry and TIniFile.

As to the latter, I'm afraid you should create your own code.

Personally, I would suggest the Ini file since it doesn't spoil
registry and is easy to port also under Linux.

HTH,

Andrew
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Hypoviax earned 200 total points
ID: 9675638
Use Inifiles they are easy

1) in the units add 'inifiles'
2) On form close add code of similar form:

var inifile:tinifile;
Begin
inifile:=tinifile.create(extractfilepath(appliciation.exename) + 'Myskin.ini');
with inifile do
  begin
   writestring('Mainform','Skin',FILEPATHOFSKINHERE);
   free
  end
End;

3)On form load do something like this:
Make a private or public global variable 'str' as a string
Have your procedure for loading skin declared similarly

var inifile:tinifile;
Begin
inifile:=tinifile.create(extractfilepath(appliciation.exename) + 'Myskin.ini');
with inifile do
  begin
   str:=readstring('Mainform','Skin',DEFAULTFILEPATHHERE);
   free
  end
loadskin(str) //call load skin procedure
End;

procedure tform1.loadskin(FILEPATH:string); //This is just as an example i have no idea    
                                                                           //how you load them
begin
Skin.filepath:=FILEPATH;
skin.loadskin
end;

Hope this helps,

Hypoviax

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