If statement question part 2

Hi All,

I have the following 2 problems in code, so can someone please tell me what exactly I am doing wrong in them:

   SCM := OpenSCManager(Nil, Nil, SC_MANAGER_ALL_ACCESS);

   if SCM <> Nil then

In the above block of code I always get an error:
[Error] Unit1.pas(175): Operator not applicable to this operand type

So can someone please tell me what exactly I am doing wrong here?

if ChangeServiceConfig(SCH, SERVICE_NO_CHANGE, SERVICE_AUTO_START,SERVICE_NO_CHANGE,Nil,Nil,Nil,Nil,Nil,Nil,PChar(ServiceName) ) <> 0 then

I always get Error: [Error] Unit1.pas(180): Incompatible types

So can someone please tell me what exactly I am doing wrong here?
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Russell LibbySoftware Engineer, Advisory Commented:

1.) SC_HANDLE is not a pointer type, its defined as :

SC_HANDLE = THandle;

so, check (SC_HANDLE <> 0);

2.) The ChangeServiceConfig returns a BOOL (longbool) type, so checking against <> 0 is incorrect. It should be:

 if ChangeServiceConfig(SCH, SERVICE_NO_CHANGE, SERVICE_AUTO_START, SERVICE_NO_CHANGE, nil, nil, nil, nil, nil, nil, PChar(ServiceName)) then



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