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HOW CAN I SET SIZE OF ANY FORM IN MY APPLICATION USING MY COMPONENT TTRAYICON.

MAKE SET WHEN CREATE FORM.

WHEN CLOSE FORM SAVE SIZE, NAME.

QUESTIONS:

HOW IS GOING TO BE THE FUNCTION TO SAVE AND SET THIS CONFIGURATION ON INI FILE.
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Question by:rafaelrgl
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by:TheRealLoki
ID: 17015191
uses inifiles;

To load a form's position from an ini file :-
begin
    with TINIFile.create('form positions.ini') do
    try
        Form1.SetBounds(
                                    ReadInteger('Form1', 'Top', Form1.Top),
                                    ReadInteger('Form1', 'Left', Form1.Top),
                                    ReadInteger('Form1', 'Width', Form1.Top),
                                    ReadInteger('Form1', 'Height', Form1.Top)
                                  );
    finally
        free;
    end;
end;

And when you want to save the form's position :-
begin
    with TINIFile.create('form positions.ini') do
    try
        WriteInteger('Form1', 'Top', Form1.Top);
        WriteInteger('Form1', 'Left', Form1.Top);
        WriteInteger('Form1', 'Width', Form1.Top);
        WriteInteger('Form1', 'Height', Form1.Top);
    finally
        free;
    end;
end;
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by:TheRealLoki
ID: 17015199
oops, should be...

To load a form's position from an ini file :-
begin
    with TINIFile.create('form positions.ini') do
    try
        Form1.SetBounds(
                                    ReadInteger('Form1', 'Top', Form1.Top),
                                    ReadInteger('Form1', 'Left', Form1.Left),
                                    ReadInteger('Form1', 'Width', Form1.Width),
                                    ReadInteger('Form1', 'Height', Form1.Height)
                                  );
    finally
        free;
    end;
end;

And when you want to save the form's position :-
begin
    with TINIFile.create('form positions.ini') do
    try
        WriteInteger('Form1', 'Top', Form1.Top);
        WriteInteger('Form1', 'Left', Form1.Left);
        WriteInteger('Form1', 'Width', Form1.Width);
        WriteInteger('Form1', 'Height', Form1.Height);
    finally
        free;
    end;
end;
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by:rafaelrgl
ID: 17020504
I would like to get the name and position when the form is created using some code in my component ttrayicon, i don't want put the name of the form by myself, like that:

WriteInteger('Form1', 'Top', Form1.Top);
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Author Comment

by:rafaelrgl
ID: 17020521
This code is going to be inside my component ttrayicon, I think that's a big problem.
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TheRealLoki earned 2000 total points
ID: 17027973
easy, all you do is have a property in your trayicon

e.g

private
    fFormToSaveSettingsFor: TForm;
published
    property FormToSaveSettingsFor: TForm read fFormToSaveSettingsFor write fFormToSaveSettingsFor;
end;

the user sets
MyTrayIcon.FormToSaveSettingsFor := Form1;

and then you just go
if assigned(fFormToSaveSettingsFor) then
  //Save Settings
// use FormToSaveSettingsFor.TOp, FormToSaveSettingsFor.Left, etc...
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Expert Comment

by:TheRealLoki
ID: 17027974
FormToSaveSettingsFor.Caption or FormToSaveSettingsFor.Name to get the caption or name respectively
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by:rafaelrgl
ID: 17034194
I'll give you the points, but like i sad, i don't want the user set the form, but my component ttrayicon save the position of all forms in the application whithout any code insert by user. Only thing the user is going to do is set a property on component to do that like this below:



//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
THIS SET TRUE OR FALSE ON COMPONENT TO SAVE THE POSITION AND SIZE OF ANY FORM IN THE APPLICATION
BUT, HOW IS GOING TO SAVE THAT?
//////////////////////////////
private
    fActivePosition : Boolean;

protect
    procedure SetActivePosition(Value : Boolean); virtual;

published
    property ActivePosition : boolean read fActivePosition write SetActivePosition;


procedure TNucleo_TrayIcon.SetActivePosition(Value : Boolean);
begin
  //if (value <> fActivePosition) and not (csDesigning in ComponentState) then
  if value <> fActivePosition then
  Begin
      fActivePosition := Value;
  end;
end;
////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

///// can you help me to understand how this is going to work.
////  THANKS A LOT        
 
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by:TheRealLoki
ID: 17034516
oh I see now. use the Screen.Forms property then

var
  i : integer;
begin
  for  i := 0 to Screen.FormCount-1 do
  begin
// Screen.Forms[] returns a "TForm", so you can do anything you like with it eg.
      memo1.lines.add(Screen.Forms[i].Name);
  end;
end;
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by:rafaelrgl
ID: 17034620
HOW CAN I KNOW WHEN THE FORM IS CREATING?
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by:rafaelrgl
ID: 17034621
OR THE FORM IS CLOSING?
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