[Lazarus] Change default component name

Hans-Peter Diettrich DrDiettrich1 at aol.com
Wed Oct 12 10:57:49 CEST 2011

Michalis Kamburelis schrieb:
> Michalis Kamburelis wrote:
>> Browsing the Lazarus sources, I didn't see any such way (it seems that
>> the logic to remove 'T' from ClassName is just hardcoded in some
>> places), so I'm guessing it's 2., but wanted to make sure :)
> To answer my own question, the logic is inside
> TCustomFormEditor.CreateUniqueComponentName, and there doesn't seem to
> exist a reasonable way to change it.

Right, you are not the only one having trouble with component names :-(

> In theory, I could try assigning my
> own Name in constructor looking at my Owner, but then I also need to
> make sure myself that the name is unique (add unique number suffix),
> opening a can of worms (since I would have to replicate part of
> TCustomFormEditor.CreateUniqueComponentName implementation then, and
> fear that it can change one day :).

I already had to copy and implement my own version, for the dockable IDE 
layout save/restore.

> I guess the class should just be renamed.

As a workaround, yes. But there should exist better means for dealing 
with component names, independent from the form designer (which is not 
normally part of an application).


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