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How to retrieve all available TBrushStyle values as a list of strings (Views: 27)


Problem/Question/Abstract:

I need to get a list of strings (like a StringList) with the possible values for a TBrushStyle property (bsSolid, bsClear, bsHorizontal, for example). I want to build a ComboBox with this options. How can I set the property Items of my ComboBox directly with all the values from the enumerated type TBrushStyle? My ComboBox will be alike the Property Editor for this type.

Answer:

You can use runtime type information (RTTI) to do that. Below is an example:

uses
  {...}, TypInfo

procedure BrushStylesAsStrings(AList: TStrings);
var
  a: integer;
  pInfo: PTypeInfo;
  pEnum: PTypeData;
begin
  AList.Clear;
  pInfo := PTypeInfo(TypeInfo(TBrushStyle));
  pEnum := GetTypeData(pInfo);
  with pEnum^ do
  begin
    for a := MinValue to MaxValue do
      AList.Add(GetEnumName(pInfo, a));
  end;
end;

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