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Component name thingy

Posted on 2003-11-11
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Hi there,

I have an App that uses an ini file, and this app has approximately 200 small panels on the main form. This is to monitor NT Services over the network, and it is working well. All I would like to change now is the fact that if I read from the ini file, I get back a colour for a service - Service122 for instance and then have to say :  if ..... then pnlServ122.Color := clGreen, etc.
I have tried to concatinate the "pnlServ" and "122" but then Delphi does not see it as a component. Is there another easier way to read a component name from an ini file and use it ?

Yo, I really hope this question make sense ?!

Thanks !!

Pieter
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var
  p : TPanel;
begin
  p := findcomponent('pnlServ122');
  if (assigned(p))  and (p is TPanel) then
    p.color := clgreen;
end;

meikl ;-)
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by:kretzschmar
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maybe also this way

var
  p : TComponent;
begin
  p := findcomponent('pnlServ122');
  if (assigned(p))  and (p is TPanel) then
    TPanel(p).color := clgreen;
end;

meikl ;-)

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