a procedure in a component calls a main-menu-item on the main form

Dear experts,

Sorry, to bother you again.

I have put this procedure in my component:

1.  procedure TMyDrawingPanel.CursorFlashTimer_OnTImer(sender: TObject);
2.  begin
3.  CursorFlashTimer.Enabled := False;
4.   try
5.  CursorVisible := not CursorVisible;
6.  finally
7. //   if (not CursorVisible) or (miFlashCursor.Checked) then CursorFlashTimer.Enabled := True;
8.   end;
9. end;

I get an error at line 7.

Because line 7 referse to a main-menu-item called miFlashCursor on the main form.

Is there a way to do this, that a procedure in a component calls a main-menu-item
that is on the main form.

Peter
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Eddie ShipmanAll-around developerCommented:
You will not always be able to be sure that that menu item even exists or even
named the same. The only thinkg you can do is to have the component store the
menu item that is being used to do this in another property and use that to "point"
to it.
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peterkiersAuthor Commented:
Yes the menu-item will always exist and always named the same.

Because I use my component only in my application
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Eddie ShipmanAll-around developerCommented:
If that is the case then you need to typecast the control's PARENT and then
access the menu item from there:

    if (not CursorVisible) or (TMyForm(Self.Parent).miFlashCursor.Checked) then
      CursorFlashTimer.Enabled := True;

Change TMyForm to the formthat your control is on.
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Eddie ShipmanAll-around developerCommented:
Or just typecast it to TForm, that should work as well.
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peterkiersAuthor Commented:
Your the best, thank you.

Peter Kiers
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