[Lazarus] Path that .exe file is running from

Michael Schnell mschnell at lumino.de
Fri Aug 2 12:07:30 CEST 2013

On 08/02/2013 11:57 AM, Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
>> So you suggest deriving and instantiating a propriety application 
>> from the TCustomApplication class ?
> I don't suggest anything. I just react on incorrect information.
I see. Thanks for the clarification .

>> Will that automatically provide the correct string as 
>> MyApplication.ExeName ?
> Yes.

Great. I thought TCustomApplication would be rather abstract.

>> I thing just using the Lazarus NoGUI Widget Type is more appropriate.
> No, for 2 reasons:
> 1) It creates unwanted dependencies. 2) It creates the illusion of 
> functionality which isn't actually there.
> Sooner or later it will bite you in the leg.

In fact I decently dislike NoGUI as it does not provide an event queue 
for things like TTimer and thus is not comparable with "really 
functional" WidgetTypes.

But unfortunately there is no "functional" Widget Type for command line 

Of course as I understand that the OP want to do a project dedicated to 
Windows, he just could do a normal Application and hide the Main Window.


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