[Lazarus] Resource string constants support in the Object Inspector

Graeme Geldenhuys graemeg.lists at gmail.com
Mon Mar 17 12:17:07 CET 2008

On 17/03/2008, Marc Weustink <marc.weustink at cuperus.nl> wrote:
>  Every localizable property will be declared as a TTranslateString (and
>  not as String).

Ah, I've seen the TTranslateString type around. :)

>  When such a property is written, the IDE also generates a constant for
>  it. Then on loading, the lcl catches those properties and will replace
>  them with the proper translation.

Maybe the IDE is trying to hard. Why not create a Property Editor for
TTranslateString types. In the Editor the user can specify the
resource string identifier and default value.

The IDE can then take it from there...

If the user simply typed Text in the OI, no resource string identifier
is created and it's simply handled as a standard string value.  That
way, no existing code will be broken (kind-of).

  - Graeme -

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