DFM/LFM in Lazarus WAS: RE: [lazarus] How I can participeinLazarus?.....
Michael Van Canneyt
michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be
Fri Jun 23 15:20:40 EDT 2000
On Tue, 20 Jun 2000, Shane Miller wrote:
> I agree with the quick hack theory, but your message
> "A quick hack would be to convert a .dfm to the ..." assumes I have a dfm. I don't!
> I guess I could fake one, or do we have the capability of writing one?
Sure; a .dfm file is nothing else than
object MyForm: TMyForm
Caption = 'My form'
Top = 100
Left = 100
Width = 600
Height = 480
PixelsPerInch = 120
OnShow = MyFormShow
Object MyButton: TButton
Top = 10
Left = 10
Width = 75
Height = 25
Caption = 'Push me'
OnClick = MyButtonClick
Just save any form in D5, and make sure the 'Text DFM' is switched on.
(a binary .dfm looks different of course)
As of Delphi 5, they switched to text dfms because most versioning
systems can't cope very well with binary files.
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