Help! detect if label1.caption is less than label2.caption
Posted on 2003-11-30
Ok heres wha i've got:
On create timer 1 containing the following code adds '1' to label1.caption at a 3000 interval
If label1.caption < label2.Caption then label1.caption :=IntToStr(StrToInt(label1.caption+1);
(automatically another timer counts the number of messages on a mail server and the count is put in caption2)
This code is to stop the number in label1 exceeding label2. and if this happens there is a seperate piece of code which makes the whole process start over again.
It all works fine when
label1.caption = Between 1-9
label2.caption Between 1-9
But as soon as Label2 = more than 9 (i.e 10) it goes wrong because it is almost like timer 1 reads label2 as being 1 and not 10 and so starts back at 1 again because by now label1 will = 2/3/4//5 etc...
Using the above code how do i get timer 1 to only add '1' to label1 if this will not exceed label2 - and to get timer 1 to recognize that if label2 = 10 it it is 10 and not 1?????? therefore meaning that label2 is more than label1 so procced adding 1 to label1.
Hope this all maks sense!!!!
If you are able to help please provide full source code (its far better to spell it out than waste time going backwards and forwards)