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Twidestring

(OP)
I have a component property that has a twidestring class.
If i write mycomponent.footer := 'Test'; i get an error saying that there's incompatibility between twidestrings and strings.

I have been searching an an answer but cannot find anything.

How do i need to write the text portion of the footer?

Thanks.
P

RE: Twidestring

Is it possible for you to post MyComponent's interface section, specifically the declaration of MyComponent, and what footer is declared as

Assuming something like:

CODE

interface

uses xx, yy, zz;

type
   TWideString = XXXX;//What is this declared as?

   MyComponent = class(TComponent)
      ...
      footer: TWideString;
      ...
   end; 

if XXX resolves to 'WideString' then you can simply typecast your value to a TWideString (Delphi/Pascal is a "Strongly Typed Language" so even though footer is a TWideString which is a WideString they are not assignment compatible with other WideStrings because it is declared as a separate 'type' - you can avoid this by simply declaring footer as WideString and drop the reference to TWideString), or as stated do the type casting:

CODE

mycomponent.footer := TWideString('Test'); 

if the declaration is more complex, then posting the code will tell us how to assign a value to footer.

RE: Twidestring

(OP)
I am going to contact the developer. I am trying the EMS VLC export component. I am trying to export my database to an excel spreadsheet and inside the component, you can add a footer and header property. When i click on the property and add text, it does not stick. It keeps disappearing. So i tried using code instead but i run into the twidestring/String conflict.

Thanks for your input..
Appreciate it.
P

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