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I need to be able to find (and do some processing) all (in this case) TSpeedButton of a Form.
In fact I use hundreds of forms in one large application.
The main program manages (show etc...) them.
But it should be able to do some rework on all the TSpeedButtons of these forms (to standardise them) before to show them.
So I would like to write a procedure, says StandardiseForm(F:TForm) that will do that work.
Is this possible ?
How ?
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Question by:LeTay
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by:TName
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Hi, do you mean something like this?

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
var
i:Integer;
begin
  for i:=0 to Form2.ComponentCount-1 do begin
     if Form2.Components[i] is TSpeedButton then begin
       ShowMessage(TSpeedButton(Form2.Components[i]).Caption);
       //Do whatever with the button
     end;
  end;
  //Form2.show;
end;


BTW, you can only access TSpeedButtons from within an application. They don't have window handles, so no chance accessing them via api from another application...
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procedure StandardiseForm(F:TForm);
var
i:Integer;
begin
   for i:=0 to F.ComponentCount-1 do begin
     if F.Components[i] is TSpeedButton then begin
       TSpeedButton(F.Components[i]).Caption:='ChangedCaption'+IntToStr(i);
       TSpeedButton(F.Components[i]).Width:=100;
       TSpeedButton(F.Components[i]).Height:=40;
     end;
  end;
  //Form2.show;
end;


procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
begin
  StandardiseForm(Form2);
end;
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by:TName
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Form2.Show
should read
F.Show
Don't know if you want to use Show there or not...
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by:TName
ID: 18035857
Easier to handle maybe:

procedure StandardiseForm(F:TForm);
var
i:Integer;
sb:TSpeedButton;
begin
   for i:=0 to F.ComponentCount-1 do begin
     if F.Components[i] is TSpeedButton then begin
       sb:=TSpeedButton(F.Components[i]);
       with sb do begin
         Caption:='ChangedCaption'+IntToStr(i);
         Width:=100;
         Height:=40;
         Font.Color:=clRed;
       end;
     end;
  end;
  //F.show;
end;
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