TChilkatJsonArray Delphi ActiveX Reference Documentation

TChilkatJsonArray

Current Version: 9.5.0.75

Represents a JSON array, which contains an ordered list of JSON values, where each value can be a string, number, JSON object, JSON array, true, false, or null.

Importing the Chilkat ActiveX into Delphi

Important: When upgrading to a new version of Chilkat, make sure to re-imported ActiveX DLL into Delphi to regenerate the files described below.

Two things are required to use an ActiveX in Delphi:

  1. The ActiveX DLL needs to be registered via regsvr32 on the system where the Delphi application runs. See How To Register ActiveX DLLs for detailed information.
  2. See also: ActiveX Registration Tutorial
  3. The ActiveX component needs to be "imported". Use the Delphi Import Component Wizard to import the Chilkat type library. This creates the following files: Chilkat_v9_5_0_TLB.pas and Chilkat_v9_5_0_TLB.dcr. The Chilkat_v9_5_0_TLB.pas should be added to your project.

To import the Chilkat type library, do the following:

  1. In the Delphi RAD Studio, select the menu item "Component" --> "Import a Type Library".
  2. Find "Chilkat ActiveX v9.5.0" in the list and select it. This will only appear in the list if the ChilkatAx-9.5.0-win32.dll (or ChilkatAx-9.5.0-x64.dll) has been registered w/ regsvr32.
  3. Check the "Generate Component Wrappers" checkbox.
  4. Select a directory where the unit files (.pas and .dcr) should be generated.
  5. Select "Create Unit" and then "Finish".
  6. Add the .pas to your Delphi project.

To use a Chilkat ActiveX object in your Delphi code, add "Chilkat_v9_5_0_TLB" to the "uses" statement. For example:

uses
  Winapi.Windows, Winapi.Messages, System.SysUtils, System.Variants, System.Classes, Vcl.Graphics,
  Vcl.Controls, Vcl.Forms, Vcl.Dialogs, Vcl.StdCtrls, Chilkat_v9_5_0_TLB;

Object Creation

var
obj: TChilkatJsonArray;
...
begin
obj := TChilkatJsonArray.Create(Self);
...
// When finished, free the object instance.
obj.Free();

Properties

DebugLogFilePath
property DebugLogFilePath: WideString

If set to a file path, causes each Chilkat method or property call to automatically append it's LastErrorText to the specified log file. The information is appended such that if a hang or crash occurs, it is possible to see the context in which the problem occurred, as well as a history of all Chilkat calls up to the point of the problem. The VerboseLogging property can be set to provide more detailed information.

This property is typically used for debugging the rare cases where a Chilkat method call hangs or generates an exception that halts program execution (i.e. crashes). A hang or crash should generally never happen. The typical causes of a hang are:

  1. a timeout related property was set to 0 to explicitly indicate that an infinite timeout is desired,
  2. the hang is actually a hang within an event callback (i.e. it is a hang within the application code), or
  3. there is an internal problem (bug) in the Chilkat code that causes the hang.

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EmitCompact
property EmitCompact: Integer
Introduced in version 9.5.0.64

If 1 then the Emit method outputs in the most compact form possible (a single-line with no extra whitespace). If 0, then emits with whitespace and indentation to make the JSON human-readable.

The default value is 1.

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EmitCrlf
property EmitCrlf: Integer
Introduced in version 9.5.0.64

If 1 then the Emit method uses CRLF line-endings when emitting the non-compact (pretty-print) format. If 0, then bare-LF's are emitted. (The compact format emits to a single line with no end-of-line characters.) Windows systems traditionally use CRLF line-endings, whereas Linux, Mac OS X, and other systems traditionally use bare-LF line-endings.

The default value is 1.

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LastBinaryResult
property LastBinaryResult: OleVariant readonly
Introduced in version 9.5.0.52

The binary data returned by the last (binary data returning) method called. Only available if Chilkat.Global.KeepBinaryResult is set to 1. This provides a means for obtaining large varbinary results in the SQL Server environment (where limitations exist in getting large amounts of data returned by method calls, but where temp tables can be used for binary properties).

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LastErrorHtml
property LastErrorHtml: WideString readonly

Provides information in HTML format about the last method/property called. If a method call returns a value indicating failure, or behaves unexpectedly, examine this property to get more information.

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LastErrorText
property LastErrorText: WideString readonly

Provides information in plain-text format about the last method/property called. If a method call returns a value indicating failure, or behaves unexpectedly, examine this property to get more information.

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LastErrorXml
property LastErrorXml: WideString readonly

Provides information in XML format about the last method/property called. If a method call returns a value indicating failure, or behaves unexpectedly, examine this property to get more information.

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LastMethodSuccess
property LastMethodSuccess: Integer
Introduced in version 9.5.0.52

Indicate whether the last method call succeeded or failed. A value of 1 indicates success, a value of 0 indicates failure. This property is automatically set for method calls. It is not modified by property accesses. The property is automatically set to indicate success for the following types of method calls:

  • Any method that returns a string.
  • Any method returning a Chilkat object, binary bytes, or a date/time.
  • Any method returning a standard boolean status value where success = 1 and failure = 0.
  • Any method returning an integer where failure is defined by a return value less than zero.

Note: Methods that do not fit the above requirements will always set this property equal to 1. For example, a method that returns no value (such as a "void" in C++) will technically always succeed.

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LastStringResult
property LastStringResult: WideString readonly
Introduced in version 9.5.0.52

The string return value of the last (string returning) method called. Only available if Chilkat.Global.KeepStringResult is set to 1. This provides a means for obtaining large string results in the SQL Server environment (where limitations exist in getting long strings returned by method calls, but where temp tables can be used for string properties).

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LastStringResultLen
property LastStringResultLen: Integer readonly
Introduced in version 9.5.0.53

The length, in characters, of the string contained in the LastStringResult property.

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Size
property Size: Integer readonly
Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

The number of JSON values in the array.

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VerboseLogging
property VerboseLogging: Integer

If set to 1, then the contents of LastErrorText (or LastErrorXml, or LastErrorHtml) may contain more verbose information. The default value is 0. Verbose logging should only be used for debugging. The potentially large quantity of logged information may adversely affect peformance.

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Version
property Version: WideString readonly

Version of the component/library, such as "9.5.0.63"

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Methods

AddArrayAt
function AddArrayAt(index: Integer): Integer;
Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Inserts a new and empty JSON array member to the position indicated by index. To prepend, pass an index of 0. To append, pass an index of -1. Indexing is 0-based (the 1st member is at index 0).

Returns 1 for success, 0 for failure.

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AddBoolAt
function AddBoolAt(index: Integer; value: Integer): Integer;
Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Inserts a new boolean member to the position indicated by index. To prepend, pass an index of 0. To append, pass an index of -1. Indexing is 0-based (the 1st member is at index 0).

Returns 1 for success, 0 for failure.

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AddIntAt
function AddIntAt(index: Integer; value: Integer): Integer;
Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Inserts a new integer member to the position indicated by index. To prepend, pass an index of 0. To append, pass an index of -1. Indexing is 0-based (the 1st member is at index 0).

Returns 1 for success, 0 for failure.

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AddNullAt
function AddNullAt(index: Integer): Integer;
Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Inserts a new null member to the position indicated by index. To prepend, pass an index of 0. To append, pass an index of -1. Indexing is 0-based (the 1st member is at index 0).

Returns 1 for success, 0 for failure.

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AddNumberAt
function AddNumberAt(index: Integer; numericStr: WideString): Integer;
Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Inserts a new numeric member to the position indicated by index. The numericStr is an integer, float, or double already converted to a string in the format desired by the application. To prepend, pass an index of 0. To append, pass an index of -1. Indexing is 0-based (the 1st member is at index 0).

Returns 1 for success, 0 for failure.

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AddObjectAt
function AddObjectAt(index: Integer): Integer;
Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Inserts a new and empty JSON object member to the position indicated by index. To prepend, pass an index of 0. To append, pass an index of -1. Indexing is 0-based (the 1st member is at index 0).

Returns 1 for success, 0 for failure.

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AddStringAt
function AddStringAt(index: Integer; value: WideString): Integer;
Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Inserts a new string at the position indicated by index. To prepend, pass an index of 0. To append, pass an index of -1. Indexing is 0-based (the 1st member is at index 0).

Returns 1 for success, 0 for failure.

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ArrayAt
function ArrayAt(index: Integer): TChilkatJsonArray;
Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Returns the JSON array that is the value of the Nth array element. Indexing is 0-based (the 1st member is at index 0).

Returns nil on failure

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BoolAt
function BoolAt(index: Integer): Integer;
Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Returns the boolean value of the Nth array element. Indexing is 0-based (the 1st member is at index 0).

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Clear
procedure Clear();
Introduced in version 9.5.0.76

Deletes all array elements.

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DateAt
function DateAt(index: Integer; dateTime: TCkDateTime): Integer;
Introduced in version 9.5.0.73

Fills the dateTime with the date/time string located in the Nth array element. Indexing is 0-based (the 1st member is at index 0). Auto-recognizes the following date/time string formats: ISO-8061 Timestamp (such as "2009-11-04T19:55:41Z"), RFC822 date/time format (such as "Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:51:55 -0400"), or Unix timestamp integers.

Returns 1 for success, 0 for failure.

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DeleteAt
function DeleteAt(index: Integer): Integer;
Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Deletes the array element at the given index. Indexing is 0-based (the 1st member is at index 0).

Returns 1 for success, 0 for failure.

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DtAt
function DtAt(index: Integer; bLocal: Integer; dt: TDtObj): Integer;
Introduced in version 9.5.0.73

Fills the dt with the date/time string located in the Nth array element. If bLocal is 1, then dt is filled with the local date/time values, otherwise it is filled with the UTC/GMT values. Indexing is 0-based (the 1st member is at index 0). Auto-recognizes the following date/time string formats: ISO-8061 Timestamp (such as "2009-11-04T19:55:41Z"), RFC822 date/time format (such as "Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:51:55 -0400"), or Unix timestamp integers.

Returns 1 for success, 0 for failure.

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Emit
function Emit(): WideString;
Introduced in version 9.5.0.58

Writes the JSON array (rooted at the caller) and returns as a string.

Note: To control the compact/non-compact format, and to control the LF/CRLF line-endings, set the EmitCompact and EmitCrlf properties.

Returns a zero-length WideString on failure

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EmitSb
function EmitSb(sb: TChilkatStringBuilder): Integer;
Introduced in version 9.5.0.65

Writes the JSON array to the sb.

Note: To control the compact/non-compact format, and to control the LF/CRLF line-endings, set the EmitCompact and EmitCrlf properties.

Returns 1 for success, 0 for failure.

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FindObject
function FindObject(name: WideString; value: WideString; caseSensitive: Integer): Integer;
Introduced in version 9.5.0.73

Return the index of the first object in the array where value of the field at name matches value. name is an object member name. The value is a value pattern which can use "*" chars to indicate zero or more of any char. If caseSensitive is 0, then the matching is case insenstive, otherwise it is case sensitive. Returns -1 if no matching string was found.

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FindString
function FindString(value: WideString; caseSensitive: Integer): Integer;
Introduced in version 9.5.0.73

Return the index of the first matching string in the array. The value is a value pattern which can use "*" chars to indicate zero or more of any char. If caseSensitive is 0, then the matching is case insenstive, otherwise it is case sensitive. Returns -1 if no matching string was found.

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IntAt
function IntAt(index: Integer): Integer;
Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Returns the integer value of the Nth array element. Indexing is 0-based (the 1st member is at index 0).

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IsNullAt
function IsNullAt(index: Integer): Integer;
Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Returns the 1 if the Nth array element is null, otherwise returns 0. Indexing is 0-based (the 1st member is at index 0).

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Load
function Load(jsonArray: WideString): Integer;
Introduced in version 9.5.0.64

Loads a JSON array from a string. A JSON array must begin with a "[" and end with a "]".

Note: The Load method causes the JsonArray to detach and become it's own JSON document. It should only be called on new instances of the JsonArray. See the example below.

Returns 1 for success, 0 for failure.

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LoadSb
function LoadSb(sb: TChilkatStringBuilder): Integer;
Introduced in version 9.5.0.64

Loads a JSON array from a StringBuilder. A JSON array must begin with a "[" and end with a "]".

Note: The Load method causes the JsonArray to detach and become it's own JSON document. It should only be called on new instances of the JsonArray. See the example below.

Returns 1 for success, 0 for failure.

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ObjectAt
function ObjectAt(index: Integer): TChilkatJsonObject;
Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Returns the JSON object that is the value of the Nth array element. Indexing is 0-based (the 1st member is at index 0).

Returns nil on failure

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SetBoolAt
function SetBoolAt(index: Integer; value: Integer): Integer;
Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Sets the boolean value of the Nth array element. Indexing is 0-based (the 1st member is at index 0).

Returns 1 for success, 0 for failure.

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SetIntAt
function SetIntAt(index: Integer; value: Integer): Integer;
Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Sets the integer value of the Nth array element. Indexing is 0-based (the 1st member is at index 0).

Returns 1 for success, 0 for failure.

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SetNullAt
function SetNullAt(index: Integer): Integer;
Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Sets the Nth array element to the value of null. Indexing is 0-based (the 1st member is at index 0).

Returns 1 for success, 0 for failure.

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SetNumberAt
function SetNumberAt(index: Integer; value: WideString): Integer;
Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Sets the numeric value of the Nth array element. The value is an integer, float, or double already converted to a string in the format desired by the application. Indexing is 0-based (the 1st member is at index 0).

Returns 1 for success, 0 for failure.

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SetStringAt
function SetStringAt(index: Integer; value: WideString): Integer;
Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Sets the string value of the Nth array element. Indexing is 0-based (the 1st member is at index 0).

Returns 1 for success, 0 for failure.

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StringAt
function StringAt(index: Integer): WideString;
Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Returns the string value of the Nth array element. Indexing is 0-based (the 1st member is at index 0).

Returns a zero-length WideString on failure

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Swap
function Swap(index1: Integer; index2: Integer): Integer;
Introduced in version 9.5.0.76

Swaps the items at positions index1 and index2.

Returns 1 for success, 0 for failure.

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TypeAt
function TypeAt(index: Integer): Integer;
Introduced in version 9.5.0.58

Returns the type of data at the given index. Possible return values are:

  1. string
  2. number
  3. object
  4. array
  5. boolean
  6. null
Returns -1 if no member exists at the given index.

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