TMailboxes Delphi ActiveX Reference Documentation


Current Version:

Represents a collection of IMAP mailboxes.

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:

  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

obj: TMailboxes;
obj := TMailboxes.Create(Self);
// When finished, free the object instance.


property Count: Integer readonly

The number of mailboxes in the collection.

Note: The Mailboxes class is for use with the Chilkat IMAP component.

property LastMethodSuccess: Integer

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.



function GetFlags(index: Integer): WideString;

Returns a comma-separated list of flags for the Nth mailbox. For example, "\HasNoChildren,\Important".

Returns a zero-length WideString on failure

function GetMailboxIndex(mbxName: WideString): Integer;

Returns the index of the mailbox having the specified name.

function GetName(index: Integer): WideString;

The name of the Nth mailbox in this collection. Indexing begins at 0.

Returns a zero-length WideString on failure

function GetNthFlag(index: Integer; flagIndex: Integer): WideString;

Returns the name of the Nth flag for the Mth mailbox. The index is the index of the mailbox. The flagIndex is the index of the flag.

Returns a zero-length WideString on failure

function GetNumFlags(index: Integer): Integer;

Returns the number of flags for the Nth mailbox. Returns -1 if the index is out of range.

function HasFlag(index: Integer; flagName: WideString): Integer;

Returns 1 if the Nth mailbox has the specified flag set. The flag name is case insensitive and should begin with a backslash character, such as "\Flagged". The index is the index of the Nth mailbox.

function HasInferiors(index: Integer): Integer;

Returns 1 if the Nth mailbox has inferiors (i.e. sub-mailboxes), or if it is possible to create child mailboxes in the future.

Note: the HasNoChildren attribute/flag should not be confused with the IMAP4 [RFC-2060] defined attribute Noinferiors which indicates that no child mailboxes exist now AND none can be created in the future.

function IsMarked(index: Integer): Integer;

Returns 1 if the Nth mailbox is marked.

function IsSelectable(index: Integer): Integer;

Returns 1 if the Nth mailbox is selectable.

function LoadTaskResult(task: TChilkatTask): Integer;
Introduced in version

Loads the mailboxes object from a completed asynchronous task.

Returns 1 for success, 0 for failure.