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Access a Timer that is declared in a component

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Dear  Experts,

I have made a TCustomPanel-component and in that component i have declared Timer component
When I put my component on a form how can I put the Timer to True with a MainMenu-item?

constructor TMyDrawingPanel.Create(AOwner: TComponent);
begin
  inherited Create (AOwner);
  CursorFlashTimer := TTimer.Create(self);          <----------------------------
  with  CursorFlashTimer do
  begin
    Enabled := False;
    Interval := 200;
    OnTimer := CursorFlashTimer_OnTImer;
  end;
  SCRCOLS := 80;
  SCRROWS := 24;
  SocOpen := False;
  ColorRed := clRed;

I have this, but this is not working:

procedure TConnectHost.miFlashCursorClick(Sender: TObject);
begin
  miFlashCursor.Checked := not miFlashCursor.Checked;
  CursorFlashTimer.Enabled := True;
end;

How can i put the Timer to True?

Peter
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EddieShipman earned 2000 total points
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If the Timer is public or published in your component, you can access it just like any other
property:

MyDrawingPanel.CursorFlashTimer.Enabled := True;
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by:peterkiers
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I have put it in the Private part:

type
  TMyDrawingPanel = class(TCustomPanel)
  private
    { Private declarations }
    CursorFlashTimer: TTImer;              <----------------------
    Bounding: Boolean;
    fcursorVisible: boolean;
    AnchorX, AnchorY,
    CurX, CurY: Integer;
    SCRROWS: integer;
    SCRCOLS: integer;
    FontWidthPix: integer;

Peter
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by:peterkiers
ID: 18859158
how and where do i have to declare it, to access it.

P.
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by:EddieShipman
ID: 18859201
move it to the public section to be able to access it like I stated.
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by:peterkiers
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Oke

Peter
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