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Hi,

How can I use a visual component in a console application?
If not possible, can I use a form then hide it? Or any other trick?

Thank you,
Sincersly,
Luis Martins
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by:GloomyFriar
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>can I use a visual component in a console
It depends on which components do you want to use.

>can I use a form then hide it?
Yes, you can.
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kretzschmar earned 1500 total points
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you can't drop it on a form but you can cerate it like

//Tdatabase here just as sample, the unit of the vcl you need, you must include into the uses-clause
...
   myDB := TDatabase.Create(Application);
   with myDB do
   begin
      //some property adjaustments
   end;
...

btw. control-vcls are a bit usesless in a console-app,
and of course you can also code a hidden win-app using a form
(key would here to add the line
application.showmainform := false;
in the project-source)

meikl ;-)
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by:Ferruccio Accalai
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well you can also create vcl cmp's as nil...

as i remember shold be:

program Project1;

{$APPTYPE CONSOLE}

uses
  SysUtils, StdCtrls;
var
b: TButton;
begin
  b := Tbutton.Create(nil);
  b.Name := 'Button';
  b.Caption := 'This is a nil button';
  Writeln(b.Caption);
  Sleep(3000);
  b.Free;
end.

F68 ;-)
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by:kretzschmar
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>well you can also create vcl cmp's as nil...
oh yes, f68, it is a must i guess (because application is per default not available)
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by:Slick812
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hello lfgmartins, you can't do "Visual" controls on a console, maybe if you give more information about what "Visual" control or effect you are trying to do, we could help you more,, ,  or consider swithing to a GUI application
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