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Delphi/Lazarus: Abort ModalResult Button and prevent closing Form

Question by Guest | 2015-12-11 at 23:15

I am using ModalResult-Buttons on my Form so that when closing the form, either mrOk or mrAbort will be returned. Accordingly, I am showing the form using the procedure ShowModal.

All of this is working quite well. However, I would like to implement checking whether the data input was correct before clicking on OK. Only in this case, the form should be closed, otherwise an error message should be displayed and the form should remain so that the user can change his input.

Is there any possibility to do a check within the OnClick-Event? I have tried to call abort like it is working in PopUp-events, but this is not working here.

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You can just set ModalResult to mrNone within the OnClick-Event. This should do exactly what you want.

For example, you can do it like that:

procedure TForm2.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
  if Edit1.Text = '' then begin
    ShowMessage('Please enter something!');
    ModalResult := mrNone;


Here, we only want to close the form if the user has written anything into the Edit field. Therefore, we check whether the content of Edit1 is empty and if so, we are showing a message using ShowMessage and we are setting the ModalResult to mrNone preventing the window from closing.
2015-12-12 at 19:47

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