[fpc-devel] with r13297 ChangeName has gone

Paul Ishenin ip at kmiac.ru
Fri Jun 19 04:23:19 CEST 2009

Hello,  FPC developers' list.

I think that ChangeName should stay in the TComponent class. It is the 
only way to change a component name without validation. Even if it is 
not used by Lazarus it is probably used by some third-party components. 
For example report generators can use them to implement own name 
validation and change for the designer objects (if they are components).

I suggest to make this method either virtual or dynamic (dynamic is 
better when a method will be seldomly/never overrided) and continue to 
use it. This way we can also monitor a name change inside TComponent 

Best regards,
Paul Ishenin.

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