[Lazarus] Need help to get IDE forms object

Mattias Gaertner nc-gaertnma at netcologne.de
Sun Jul 22 23:50:52 CEST 2012

On Fri, 20 Jul 2012 10:30:38 -0700 (PDT)
leledumbo <leledumbo_cool at yahoo.co.id> wrote:

> I need to get the object (TCustomForm) of IDE forms, namely object inspector,
> code explorer and source notebook. I need this to help a docking solution
> (kzdesktop:
> http://forum.lazarus.freepascal.org/index.php/topic,16736.0.html) to work.
> The successful way in which is not working on 1.1 is to use
> Screen.FindForm called in main IDE's OnShow event, because at this time on
> 1.1, those forms aren't created yet. If it's already correct, then when is
> the correct time (on which event) to call Screen.FindForm? If not, what's
> the correct way?

Either implement an IDEDockMaster, see for example anchordockingdsgn

Or do it manually:
Connect the event LazarusIDE.AddHandlerOnIDERestoreWindows.
In this event create the forms you need at start up:


The FormName is one of 'MessagesView', 'CodeExplorerView',
'ProjectInspector', 'ObjectInspectorDlg'.

Dock them.


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