[fpc-devel] Reserved words in OLE automation properties

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Sat Sep 28 19:03:44 CEST 2019

On Sat, 28 Sep 2019, Werner Pamler wrote:

> I am porting an older Delphi project to Lazarus/FPC which analyzes the 
> internal structure of PowerPoint files using OLE automation. While the 
> overall program is working I am stuck with some OLE properties which have the 
> name of Pascal keywords, e.g. Shape.*Type *or ColorEffect.*To*.
> FPC 3.0.4 and trunk refuse to compile lines like
>     DisplayValue('Type', MsoShapeTypeStr(AShape.Type), true);
> even if {$MODE DELPHI} is used. AShape is an OLEVariant, MsoShapeTypeStr a 
> function which converts the integer value of AShape.Type to a string. The 
> error message is 'Fatal: Syntax error, "identifier" expected but "TYPE" 
> found'.
> Any idea how I could make this work?


should do the trick, no ?


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