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Changing DisplayNames of my properties using PropertyGrid component, how ??

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Changing DisplayNames of my properties using PropertyGrid component, how ??

I'm using Delphi 2006 and I have a class defination like this:

TPerson = class
fPersonName : String;
fPersonSurName : String;
fPersonAge : Integer;
published
property PersonName : String read fPersonName write fPersonName;
property PersonSurname : String read fPersonSurname write fPersonSurname;
property PersonAge : Integer read fPersonAge write fPersonAge;
end;

and i want to display my class instance using PropertyGrid,so...

var
mPerson : TPerson;
begin
mPerson := TPerson.Create;
mPerson.PersonName := 'Tugrul';
mPerson.PersonSurname := 'HELVACI';
mPerson.PersonAge := 31;
PropertyGrid1.SelectedObject := mPerson;
end;

at the above code i can see my class instance in the property grid.
But i want to change property display names in the propertygrid component.
Because of these, i was searching on the net and i found PropertyDescriptor
abstract class
and ICustomTypeConverter interface.

i implemented theese classes following:

TArrayOfAttribute = array of Attribute;
TMyDescriptor = class(PropertyDescriptor)
private
base : PropertyDescriptor;
fName: String;

function GetName : String;
function GetDisplayName : String;
function GetIsReadOnly : Boolean;
function GetComponentType : &Type;
function GetPropertyType : &Type;

function GetCustomNames(baseName : String) : String; // my custom names
getter function
public
constructor Create(baseP : PropertyDescriptor; filter :
TArrayOfAttribute); overload; virtual;
constructor Create(baseP : PropertyDescriptor); overload; virtual;

function CanResetValue(comp : TObject) : Boolean;
function GetValue(comp : TObject) : TObject;

procedure ResetValue(comp : TObject);
procedure SetValue(comp : TObject; Value : TObject);
function ShouldSerializeValue(comp : TObject) : Boolean;
property Name : String read GetName;
property DisplayName : String read GetDisplayName;
property IsReadOnly : Boolean read GetIsReadOnly;
property ComponentType : &Type read GetComponentType;
property PropertyType : &Type read GetPropertyType;
end;

TMyClass = class(TInterfacedObject, ICustomTypeDescriptor)
public
function GetProperties(filter : TArrayOfAttribute) :
PropertyDescriptorCollection; overload;
function GetAttributes : AttributeCollection;
function GetClassName : String;
function GetComponentName : String;
function GetConverter : TypeConverter;
function GetDefaultEvent : EventDescriptor;

function GetEvents(attributes : TArrayOfAttribute) :
EventDescriptorCollection; overload;
function GetEvents : EventDescriptorCollection; overload;
function GetDefaultProperty : PropertyDescriptor;

function GetProperties : PropertyDescriptorCollection; overload;
function GetEditor(editorBaseType : System.Type) : TObject;
function GetPropertyOwner(pd : PropertyDescriptor) : TObject;
end;
and my new TPerson class is:
TPerson = class(TMyClass)
fPersonName : String;
fPersonSurName : String;
fPersonAge : Integer;
published
property PersonName : String read fPersonName write fPersonName;
property PersonSurname : String read fPersonSurname write fPersonSurname;
property PersonAge : Integer read fPersonAge write fPersonAge;
end;

**************** IMPLEMENTATIONS BELOW *********************************
{ TMyDescriptor }

function TMyDescriptor.CanResetValue(comp: TObject): Boolean;
begin
Result := base.CanResetValue(comp);
end;
constructor TMyDescriptor.Create(baseP: PropertyDescriptor;
filter: TArrayOfAttribute);
begin
inherited Create(baseP, filter);
Self.base := baseP;
end;

constructor TMyDescriptor.Create(baseP: PropertyDescriptor);
begin
inherited Create(baseP);
Self.base := baseP;
end;

function TMyDescriptor.GetComponentType: &Type;
begin
Result := base.ComponentType;
end;

function TMyDescriptor.GetDisplayName: String;
begin
Result := GetCustomNames(base.Name);
end;

function TMyDescriptor.Getir(baseName : String): String;
begin
if baseName = 'PersonName' then Result := 'Names of the Personel';
if baseName = 'PersonSurname' then Result := 'Surname of the personel';
if baseName = 'PersonAge' then Result := 'Age of the personel';
end;

function TMyDescriptor.GetIsReadOnly: Boolean;
begin
Result := base.IsReadOnly;
end;

function TMyDescriptor.GetName: String;
begin
Result := base.Name;
end;
function TMyDescriptor.GetPropertyType: &Type;
begin
Result := base.PropertyType;
end;

function TMyDescriptor.GetValue(comp: TObject): TObject;
begin
Result := base.GetValue(comp);
end;
procedure TMyDescriptor.ResetValue(comp: TObject);
begin
base.ResetValue(comp);
end;

procedure TMyDescriptor.SetValue(comp, Value: TObject);
begin
base.SetValue(comp, value);
end;

function TMyDescriptor.ShouldSerializeValue(comp: TObject): Boolean;
begin
Result := base.ShouldSerializeValue(comp);
end;

{ TMyClass }

function TMyClass.GetProperties(
filter: TArrayOfAttribute): PropertyDescriptorCollection;
var
baseProps : PropertyDescriptorCollection;
newProps : array of PropertyDescriptor;
iCounter : Integer;
oldname,
newname : String;
begin
baseProps := TypeDescriptor.GetProperties(GetType(), filter);

SetLength(newProps, baseProps.Count);

for iCounter := 0 to baseProps.Count do
begin
newProps[iCounter] := TMyDescriptor.Create(baseProps[iCounter], filter);
// An error occured : E2402 constructing instance of abstract class..
oldname := PropertyDescriptor(baseProps[iCounter]).DisplayName;
newName := TMyDescriptor(newProps[iCounter]).DisplayName;
end;

Result := PropertyDescriptorCollection.Create(newProps);
end;

function TMyClass.GetAttributes: AttributeCollection;
begin
Result := TypeDescriptor.GetAttributes(Self, true);
end;

function TMyClass.GetClassName: String;
begin
Result := TypeDescriptor.GetClassName(Self, true);
end;

function TMyClass.GetComponentName: String;
begin
Result := TypeDescriptor.GetComponentName(Self, true);
end;

function TMyClass.GetConverter: TypeConverter;
begin
Result := TypeDescriptor.GetConverter(Self, true);
end;

function TMyClass.GetDefaultEvent: EventDescriptor;
begin
Result := TypeDescriptor.GetDefaultEvent(Self, true);
end;

function TMyClass.GetDefaultProperty: PropertyDescriptor;
begin
Result := TypeDescriptor.GetDefaultProperty(Self, true);
end;

function TMyClass.GetEditor(editorBaseType: System.Type): TObject;
begin
Result := TypeDescriptor.GetEditor(Self, editorBaseType, true);
end;

function TMyClass.GetEvents: EventDescriptorCollection;
begin
Result := TypeDescriptor.GetEvents(Self, true);
end;

function TMyClass.GetEvents(
attributes: TArrayOfAttribute): EventDescriptorCollection;
begin
Result := TypeDescriptor.GetEvents(Self, attributes, true);
end;

function TMyClass.GetProperties: PropertyDescriptorCollection;
begin
Result := TypeDescriptor.GetProperties(Self, true);
end;

function TMyClass.GetPropertyOwner(pd: PropertyDescriptor): TObject;
begin
Result := Self;
end;
I dont understand what is this. Can anybody helps me , how can i
subclassing PropertyDescriptor class correctly ??
Even we take an error when using delphi.net , we dont take any error
message using c#,

i want change the display name of the property which is the added to my
special class by using the propertyGrid Component ...
It's seems like DisplayNameAttirubute of the .net Framework 2.0

With My Best Regards,

Thanks For Helping
Dec 4 '06 #1
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I know enough about the component-model to answer this, but sadly my
object-pascal has slipped. I suggest you repost in a delphi ng.

In C#, can I point you here:
http://groups.google.co.uk/group/mic...42a0f66d6b3987

Cheers,

Marc
Dec 4 '06 #2

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Of course, the simpler answer is to find how to set (fixed) attributes in
Delphi ;-p

Marc
Dec 4 '06 #3

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I saw this posting in the following groups:

microsoft.public.dotnet.faqs
microsoft.public.dotnet.framework
microsoft.public.dotnet.framework.interop
microsoft.public.dotnet.framework.windowsforms
microsoft.public.dotnet.framework.windowsforms.con trols
microsoft.public.dotnet.languages.csharp
microsoft.public.dotnet.general

When you post a message to multiple groups, please post all of
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solution, the solution will be posted to all of the groups.
Also, if someone in another group is working on a solution,
they will know it has been solved, and they can work on helping
somebody else.

Thanks,
Robin S.
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Changing DisplayNames of my properties using PropertyGrid component, how
??

I'm using Delphi 2006 and I have a class defination like this:

TPerson = class
fPersonName : String;
fPersonSurName : String;
fPersonAge : Integer;
published
property PersonName : String read fPersonName write fPersonName;
property PersonSurname : String read fPersonSurname write fPersonSurname;
property PersonAge : Integer read fPersonAge write fPersonAge;
end;

and i want to display my class instance using PropertyGrid,so...

var
mPerson : TPerson;
begin
mPerson := TPerson.Create;
mPerson.PersonName := 'Tugrul';
mPerson.PersonSurname := 'HELVACI';
mPerson.PersonAge := 31;
PropertyGrid1.SelectedObject := mPerson;
end;

at the above code i can see my class instance in the property grid.
But i want to change property display names in the propertygrid component.
Because of these, i was searching on the net and i found
PropertyDescriptor abstract class
and ICustomTypeConverter interface.

i implemented theese classes following:

TArrayOfAttribute = array of Attribute;
TMyDescriptor = class(PropertyDescriptor)
private
base : PropertyDescriptor;
fName: String;

function GetName : String;
function GetDisplayName : String;
function GetIsReadOnly : Boolean;
function GetComponentType : &Type;
function GetPropertyType : &Type;

function GetCustomNames(baseName : String) : String; // my custom names
getter function
public
constructor Create(baseP : PropertyDescriptor; filter :
TArrayOfAttribute); overload; virtual;
constructor Create(baseP : PropertyDescriptor); overload; virtual;

function CanResetValue(comp : TObject) : Boolean;
function GetValue(comp : TObject) : TObject;

procedure ResetValue(comp : TObject);
procedure SetValue(comp : TObject; Value : TObject);
function ShouldSerializeValue(comp : TObject) : Boolean;
property Name : String read GetName;
property DisplayName : String read GetDisplayName;
property IsReadOnly : Boolean read GetIsReadOnly;
property ComponentType : &Type read GetComponentType;
property PropertyType : &Type read GetPropertyType;
end;

TMyClass = class(TInterfacedObject, ICustomTypeDescriptor)
public
function GetProperties(filter : TArrayOfAttribute) :
PropertyDescriptorCollection; overload;
function GetAttributes : AttributeCollection;
function GetClassName : String;
function GetComponentName : String;
function GetConverter : TypeConverter;
function GetDefaultEvent : EventDescriptor;

function GetEvents(attributes : TArrayOfAttribute) :
EventDescriptorCollection; overload;
function GetEvents : EventDescriptorCollection; overload;
function GetDefaultProperty : PropertyDescriptor;

function GetProperties : PropertyDescriptorCollection; overload;
function GetEditor(editorBaseType : System.Type) : TObject;
function GetPropertyOwner(pd : PropertyDescriptor) : TObject;
end;
and my new TPerson class is:
TPerson = class(TMyClass)
fPersonName : String;
fPersonSurName : String;
fPersonAge : Integer;
published
property PersonName : String read fPersonName write fPersonName;
property PersonSurname : String read fPersonSurname write
fPersonSurname;
property PersonAge : Integer read fPersonAge write fPersonAge;
end;

**************** IMPLEMENTATIONS BELOW *********************************
{ TMyDescriptor }

function TMyDescriptor.CanResetValue(comp: TObject): Boolean;
begin
Result := base.CanResetValue(comp);
end;
constructor TMyDescriptor.Create(baseP: PropertyDescriptor;
filter: TArrayOfAttribute);
begin
inherited Create(baseP, filter);
Self.base := baseP;
end;

constructor TMyDescriptor.Create(baseP: PropertyDescriptor);
begin
inherited Create(baseP);
Self.base := baseP;
end;

function TMyDescriptor.GetComponentType: &Type;
begin
Result := base.ComponentType;
end;

function TMyDescriptor.GetDisplayName: String;
begin
Result := GetCustomNames(base.Name);
end;

function TMyDescriptor.Getir(baseName : String): String;
begin
if baseName = 'PersonName' then Result := 'Names of the Personel';
if baseName = 'PersonSurname' then Result := 'Surname of the personel';
if baseName = 'PersonAge' then Result := 'Age of the personel';
end;

function TMyDescriptor.GetIsReadOnly: Boolean;
begin
Result := base.IsReadOnly;
end;

function TMyDescriptor.GetName: String;
begin
Result := base.Name;
end;
function TMyDescriptor.GetPropertyType: &Type;
begin
Result := base.PropertyType;
end;

function TMyDescriptor.GetValue(comp: TObject): TObject;
begin
Result := base.GetValue(comp);
end;
procedure TMyDescriptor.ResetValue(comp: TObject);
begin
base.ResetValue(comp);
end;

procedure TMyDescriptor.SetValue(comp, Value: TObject);
begin
base.SetValue(comp, value);
end;

function TMyDescriptor.ShouldSerializeValue(comp: TObject): Boolean;
begin
Result := base.ShouldSerializeValue(comp);
end;

{ TMyClass }

function TMyClass.GetProperties(
filter: TArrayOfAttribute): PropertyDescriptorCollection;
var
baseProps : PropertyDescriptorCollection;
newProps : array of PropertyDescriptor;
iCounter : Integer;
oldname,
newname : String;
begin
baseProps := TypeDescriptor.GetProperties(GetType(), filter);

SetLength(newProps, baseProps.Count);

for iCounter := 0 to baseProps.Count do
begin
newProps[iCounter] := TMyDescriptor.Create(baseProps[iCounter],
filter); // An error occured : E2402 constructing instance of abstract
class..
oldname := PropertyDescriptor(baseProps[iCounter]).DisplayName;
newName := TMyDescriptor(newProps[iCounter]).DisplayName;
end;

Result := PropertyDescriptorCollection.Create(newProps);
end;

function TMyClass.GetAttributes: AttributeCollection;
begin
Result := TypeDescriptor.GetAttributes(Self, true);
end;

function TMyClass.GetClassName: String;
begin
Result := TypeDescriptor.GetClassName(Self, true);
end;

function TMyClass.GetComponentName: String;
begin
Result := TypeDescriptor.GetComponentName(Self, true);
end;

function TMyClass.GetConverter: TypeConverter;
begin
Result := TypeDescriptor.GetConverter(Self, true);
end;

function TMyClass.GetDefaultEvent: EventDescriptor;
begin
Result := TypeDescriptor.GetDefaultEvent(Self, true);
end;

function TMyClass.GetDefaultProperty: PropertyDescriptor;
begin
Result := TypeDescriptor.GetDefaultProperty(Self, true);
end;

function TMyClass.GetEditor(editorBaseType: System.Type): TObject;
begin
Result := TypeDescriptor.GetEditor(Self, editorBaseType, true);
end;

function TMyClass.GetEvents: EventDescriptorCollection;
begin
Result := TypeDescriptor.GetEvents(Self, true);
end;

function TMyClass.GetEvents(
attributes: TArrayOfAttribute): EventDescriptorCollection;
begin
Result := TypeDescriptor.GetEvents(Self, attributes, true);
end;

function TMyClass.GetProperties: PropertyDescriptorCollection;
begin
Result := TypeDescriptor.GetProperties(Self, true);
end;

function TMyClass.GetPropertyOwner(pd: PropertyDescriptor): TObject;
begin
Result := Self;
end;
I dont understand what is this. Can anybody helps me , how can i
subclassing PropertyDescriptor class correctly ??
Even we take an error when using delphi.net , we dont take any error
message using c#,

i want change the display name of the property which is the added to my
special class by using the propertyGrid Component ...
It's seems like DisplayNameAttirubute of the .net Framework 2.0

With My Best Regards,

Thanks For Helping

Dec 4 '06 #4

P: n/a
DisplayNameAttribute found in System.ComponentModel

Gabriel Lozano-Morán

"Tugrul HELVACI" <ki************@hotmail.comwrote in message
news:eU**************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
Changing DisplayNames of my properties using PropertyGrid component, how
??

I'm using Delphi 2006 and I have a class defination like this:

TPerson = class
fPersonName : String;
fPersonSurName : String;
fPersonAge : Integer;
published
property PersonName : String read fPersonName write fPersonName;
property PersonSurname : String read fPersonSurname write fPersonSurname;
property PersonAge : Integer read fPersonAge write fPersonAge;
end;

and i want to display my class instance using PropertyGrid,so...

var
mPerson : TPerson;
begin
mPerson := TPerson.Create;
mPerson.PersonName := 'Tugrul';
mPerson.PersonSurname := 'HELVACI';
mPerson.PersonAge := 31;
PropertyGrid1.SelectedObject := mPerson;
end;

at the above code i can see my class instance in the property grid.
But i want to change property display names in the propertygrid component.
Because of these, i was searching on the net and i found
PropertyDescriptor abstract class
and ICustomTypeConverter interface.

i implemented theese classes following:

TArrayOfAttribute = array of Attribute;
TMyDescriptor = class(PropertyDescriptor)
private
base : PropertyDescriptor;
fName: String;

function GetName : String;
function GetDisplayName : String;
function GetIsReadOnly : Boolean;
function GetComponentType : &Type;
function GetPropertyType : &Type;

function GetCustomNames(baseName : String) : String; // my custom names
getter function
public
constructor Create(baseP : PropertyDescriptor; filter :
TArrayOfAttribute); overload; virtual;
constructor Create(baseP : PropertyDescriptor); overload; virtual;

function CanResetValue(comp : TObject) : Boolean;
function GetValue(comp : TObject) : TObject;

procedure ResetValue(comp : TObject);
procedure SetValue(comp : TObject; Value : TObject);
function ShouldSerializeValue(comp : TObject) : Boolean;
property Name : String read GetName;
property DisplayName : String read GetDisplayName;
property IsReadOnly : Boolean read GetIsReadOnly;
property ComponentType : &Type read GetComponentType;
property PropertyType : &Type read GetPropertyType;
end;

TMyClass = class(TInterfacedObject, ICustomTypeDescriptor)
public
function GetProperties(filter : TArrayOfAttribute) :
PropertyDescriptorCollection; overload;
function GetAttributes : AttributeCollection;
function GetClassName : String;
function GetComponentName : String;
function GetConverter : TypeConverter;
function GetDefaultEvent : EventDescriptor;

function GetEvents(attributes : TArrayOfAttribute) :
EventDescriptorCollection; overload;
function GetEvents : EventDescriptorCollection; overload;
function GetDefaultProperty : PropertyDescriptor;

function GetProperties : PropertyDescriptorCollection; overload;
function GetEditor(editorBaseType : System.Type) : TObject;
function GetPropertyOwner(pd : PropertyDescriptor) : TObject;
end;
and my new TPerson class is:
TPerson = class(TMyClass)
fPersonName : String;
fPersonSurName : String;
fPersonAge : Integer;
published
property PersonName : String read fPersonName write fPersonName;
property PersonSurname : String read fPersonSurname write
fPersonSurname;
property PersonAge : Integer read fPersonAge write fPersonAge;
end;

**************** IMPLEMENTATIONS BELOW *********************************
{ TMyDescriptor }

function TMyDescriptor.CanResetValue(comp: TObject): Boolean;
begin
Result := base.CanResetValue(comp);
end;
constructor TMyDescriptor.Create(baseP: PropertyDescriptor;
filter: TArrayOfAttribute);
begin
inherited Create(baseP, filter);
Self.base := baseP;
end;

constructor TMyDescriptor.Create(baseP: PropertyDescriptor);
begin
inherited Create(baseP);
Self.base := baseP;
end;

function TMyDescriptor.GetComponentType: &Type;
begin
Result := base.ComponentType;
end;

function TMyDescriptor.GetDisplayName: String;
begin
Result := GetCustomNames(base.Name);
end;

function TMyDescriptor.Getir(baseName : String): String;
begin
if baseName = 'PersonName' then Result := 'Names of the Personel';
if baseName = 'PersonSurname' then Result := 'Surname of the personel';
if baseName = 'PersonAge' then Result := 'Age of the personel';
end;

function TMyDescriptor.GetIsReadOnly: Boolean;
begin
Result := base.IsReadOnly;
end;

function TMyDescriptor.GetName: String;
begin
Result := base.Name;
end;
function TMyDescriptor.GetPropertyType: &Type;
begin
Result := base.PropertyType;
end;

function TMyDescriptor.GetValue(comp: TObject): TObject;
begin
Result := base.GetValue(comp);
end;
procedure TMyDescriptor.ResetValue(comp: TObject);
begin
base.ResetValue(comp);
end;

procedure TMyDescriptor.SetValue(comp, Value: TObject);
begin
base.SetValue(comp, value);
end;

function TMyDescriptor.ShouldSerializeValue(comp: TObject): Boolean;
begin
Result := base.ShouldSerializeValue(comp);
end;

{ TMyClass }

function TMyClass.GetProperties(
filter: TArrayOfAttribute): PropertyDescriptorCollection;
var
baseProps : PropertyDescriptorCollection;
newProps : array of PropertyDescriptor;
iCounter : Integer;
oldname,
newname : String;
begin
baseProps := TypeDescriptor.GetProperties(GetType(), filter);

SetLength(newProps, baseProps.Count);

for iCounter := 0 to baseProps.Count do
begin
newProps[iCounter] := TMyDescriptor.Create(baseProps[iCounter],
filter); // An error occured : E2402 constructing instance of abstract
class..
oldname := PropertyDescriptor(baseProps[iCounter]).DisplayName;
newName := TMyDescriptor(newProps[iCounter]).DisplayName;
end;

Result := PropertyDescriptorCollection.Create(newProps);
end;

function TMyClass.GetAttributes: AttributeCollection;
begin
Result := TypeDescriptor.GetAttributes(Self, true);
end;

function TMyClass.GetClassName: String;
begin
Result := TypeDescriptor.GetClassName(Self, true);
end;

function TMyClass.GetComponentName: String;
begin
Result := TypeDescriptor.GetComponentName(Self, true);
end;

function TMyClass.GetConverter: TypeConverter;
begin
Result := TypeDescriptor.GetConverter(Self, true);
end;

function TMyClass.GetDefaultEvent: EventDescriptor;
begin
Result := TypeDescriptor.GetDefaultEvent(Self, true);
end;

function TMyClass.GetDefaultProperty: PropertyDescriptor;
begin
Result := TypeDescriptor.GetDefaultProperty(Self, true);
end;

function TMyClass.GetEditor(editorBaseType: System.Type): TObject;
begin
Result := TypeDescriptor.GetEditor(Self, editorBaseType, true);
end;

function TMyClass.GetEvents: EventDescriptorCollection;
begin
Result := TypeDescriptor.GetEvents(Self, true);
end;

function TMyClass.GetEvents(
attributes: TArrayOfAttribute): EventDescriptorCollection;
begin
Result := TypeDescriptor.GetEvents(Self, attributes, true);
end;

function TMyClass.GetProperties: PropertyDescriptorCollection;
begin
Result := TypeDescriptor.GetProperties(Self, true);
end;

function TMyClass.GetPropertyOwner(pd: PropertyDescriptor): TObject;
begin
Result := Self;
end;
I dont understand what is this. Can anybody helps me , how can i
subclassing PropertyDescriptor class correctly ??
Even we take an error when using delphi.net , we dont take any error
message using c#,

i want change the display name of the property which is the added to my
special class by using the propertyGrid Component ...
It's seems like DisplayNameAttirubute of the .net Framework 2.0

With My Best Regards,

Thanks For Helping

Dec 4 '06 #5

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