[fpc-devel] TComponent.Name can not be set to ''

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Wed Jun 20 10:13:23 CEST 2007

On Wed, 20 Jun 2007, Micha Nelissen wrote:

> Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
> > This is due to a Delphi compatibility fix. Component names must be valid
> > identifiers. Logical, since the name must match the field name in the form,
> Why *must* it match a field name in the form ?

Because the streaming depends on it.

The stream contains the component name. The streaming mechanism creates a
component, sets it's name and then matches this name with the list of 
published fields of TForm, and then fills in the pointer.


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