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#1 wvd_vegt

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 03:59 PM

Hi Boki,

Is it possible to add AsFormat as a procedure at carious places where you can use the AsString property?

It would be extreme handy (and shorter to code) as an alternative to code like:

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xx.AsString:=Format('0x%8.8X',[1234]);


it would then look like

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xx.AsFormat('0x%8.8X',[1234]);


The construction would also be very convenient as an extension for the Add method on the TStringList. So

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sl.Add(Format('0x%8.8X',[1234]));


would become

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sl.Add('0x%8.8X',[1234]);

G.W. van der Vegt

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 06:06 PM

Hello Wim,

It look like good idea. I am not yet sure where I can add it, but first I have in mind that it may fit well for TCell object.

I think that I will add it soon.

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 05:26 PM

Hi,

For the TStrings/ TStringList you would have to subclass them so you have your own TNxStrings class and thus can create an extended version of it. Personally i would overload the Add() function.

So have TNxStrings.Lines.Add(txt) and TNxStrings.Lines.Add(fmt, [parms]);

The subclassing is something you'll have to do anyway to support widestrings too.

For the other controls, most editors would benefit from an public AsFormat function to set the Text property.

Btw glad you like the idea.

QUOTE (Boki (Berg) @ Aug 30 2007, 07:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hello Wim,

It look like good idea. I am not yet sure where I can add it, but first I have in mind that it may fit well for TCell object.

I think that I will add it soon.

Best regards

G.W. van der Vegt

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 08:53 PM

Hello Wim,

I will need to have deep thinking about AsFormat for TStrings, because at the moment when TNT_UNICODE is on, I am using TTntStrings instead of TStrings.

For TCell and similar classes it will be much easier.

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