LKBEN11100: Howto find the mainform in Delphi


This article has not been checked!

LKB | Created: 02/04/2020 | Version: 0 | Language: EN | Rating: 0 | Outdated: False | Marked for deletion: False

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG


Symptom

You are programming in pascal and need to find the mainform

Cause

Pascal (Delphi) has a predefined structure which can be used to find the mainform quickly

Solution

You open the dpr file from the project and look at the end. You will find things like:

...
Application.Initialize;
Application.Title := 'Appname';
Application.CreateForm(TMainForm, MainForm);
...

The first form that has been created, is the form that will start the application after the "Application.Run" command in the delphi source code

...
Application.Run;
...

Hope this makes your life easier.

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.

Disclaimer:

The information provided in this document is intended for your information only. Lubby makes no claims to the validity of this information. Use of this information is at own risk!