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TMask for a StringList , how?

Posted on 2003-12-09
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A TMask is to determine if a string matches the format described by a mask.



But how do determine if a LIST OF STRINGS matches the format described by a mask ? any method or function available?  or i have to use iteration ???
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>or i have to use iteration ???
yes, each string of the list must be evaluated with the mask

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function MaskMatches(Strings: TStrings; Mask: TMask): Boolean;
var
  i: Integer;
begin
  result := False;
  for i := 0 to Strings.Count - 1 do begin
    if not Mask.Matches(Strings[i]) then Exit;
  end;
  result := True;
end;
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by:jiekuan
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so that means Mask is only for string? not stringList
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by:kretzschmar
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>so that means Mask is only for string?
yep, robn shows, how to handle it with a stringlist
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by:jiekuan
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why
'ball?????????'

can match

'ball'  ?


 m:=TMask.Create(lowerCase('ball?????????'));

m.Matches(LowerCase(ball)) is TRUE?

why 'ball???????' can match 'ball'
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