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Posted on 2004-04-02
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Hi all!! I'm trying to compile this package which should be no problem in D7, at least that is what I was told. Compiling however halts at an early stage and I can't circumvent this. I know, cause I tried...;(

This function causes the problem with its StrReplace > something I could not find in delphi help (D7) and also something I couldn't 'fix'.
Anyone dare to try??
The error message states that either 'a file' already is in use or that it is readonly (which it is NOT) or it refers to my harddisk being damaged. Out of these three I would go for the first > so I went and went but I couldn't find a file used, that was already in use. (this function is part of the actor creator kit which helps you create a custom .aad and afterwards .aal file to respresent an office assistant like creature.....)

 function CreateProject(LibName, ResName: String): String;
  var
    I: Integer;
    F: TextFile;
    ResFileNameOnly: String;
    LibNameOnly, LibExtOnly: String;
  begin
    ResFileNameOnly := ExtractFileName(ResName);
    LibNameOnly := ChangeFileExt(ExtractFileName(LibName), '');
    LibExtOnly := ReplaceStr(ExtractFileExt(LibName), '.', '');
    Result := ChangeFileExt(LibName, '.dpr');
    AssignFile(F, Result);
    Rewrite(F);
    try
      for I := 0 to LibSource.Strings.Count-1 do
        if Pos('%f', LibSource.Strings[I]) <> 0 then
          WriteLn(F, ReplaceStr(LibSource.Strings[I], '%f', LibNameOnly))
        else if Pos('%r', LibSource.Strings[I]) <> 0 then
          WriteLn(F, ReplaceStr(LibSource.Strings[I], '%r', ResFileNameOnly))
        else if Pos('%e', LibSource.Strings[I]) <> 0 then
          WriteLn(F, ReplaceStr(LibSource.Strings[I], '%e', LibExtOnly))
        else
          WriteLn(F, LibSource.Strings[I]);
    finally
      CloseFile(F);
    end;
  end;

My regards to all-o-ya!! Keep up da good work!!

Peter

(ps correcting the problem and providing a functional replacement equals the points ofcourse;)
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by:PeterdeB
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Ooeps > ReplaceStr that is instead of StrReplace;)
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by:mokule
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StringReplace ?
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Russell Libby earned 250 total points
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Have you tried replacing this with the StringReplace function in Delphi?

StringReplace(const S, OldPattern, NewPattern: string; Flags: TReplaceFlags): string;

eg:

WriteLn(F,StringReplace(LibSource.Strings[I], '%f', LibNameOnly, [rfReplaceAll]));

Just a thought,
Russell

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by:PeterdeB
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Hi Mokule and rllibby! Yes I tried but couldn't get this thing working anyway > I will now try again (using your response Russell)

Thanks in advance for the replies!!

I will get back to this,

Peter
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by:PeterdeB
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Hi all,

Thanks to both of you for assisting me > Russell you get the points cause I consider your answer to be complete even though Mokule responded before you did (just to explain why ....). I had already thought about the StringReplace but failed to implement it accordingly even though it does seem logics now, ofcourse this was after Russell provided the solution.

My regards and appreciation, Peter

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