[fpc-devel] documentation of csInline

Martin lazarus at mfriebe.de
Sat Nov 7 15:39:52 CET 2009

Mattias Gaertner wrote:
> On Sat, 07 Nov 2009 03:00:42 +0000
> Martin <fpc at mfriebe.de> wrote:
>> On 
>> http://www.freepascal.org/docs-html/rtl/classes/tcomponent.componentstate.html
>> the following description is found
>>> csInline The component is being loaded as part of a frame
>> Now looking at the code, I end up with the impression, that csInline
>> is actually not refering to "part" of frame (which I read: component 
>> owned/nested in a frame), but rather applies to the frame itself? (or 
>> any component owning it's children.
>> Line in ReadCompnent:
>>         if csInline in Result.ComponentState then
>>           FLookupRoot := Result;
>> and other places too. A component that has csInline, becomes the root 
>> for all nested components
>> Also "is being loaded". csInline is also used in Writer => so it does 
>> not seem restricted to being loaded ?
>> Am I missing something essential, or is the documentation misleading?
> Misleading.
> csInline: the component is an embedded root component
Ah, ok or more to the point (since the above could again be read for a 
label that is on a frame, where the fram itself is embedded):

"A RootComponent that is embedded in another RootComponent (e.g the 
instance of a frame on another form)"


To the fpc team: Is it worth updating the docs?

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