TMessageSet Delphi ActiveX Reference Documentation

TMessageSet

Current Version: 9.5.0.73

Represents a collection of email message sequence numbers or UIDs on an IMAP server.

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

Properties

Count
property Count: Integer readonly

The number of message UIDs (or sequence numbers) in this message set.

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HasUids
property HasUids: Integer

If 1 then the message set contains UIDs, otherwise it contains sequence numbers.

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LastMethodSuccess
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.

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Methods

ContainsId
function ContainsId(msgId: Integer): Integer;

Returns 1 if the msgId is contained in the message set.

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FromCompactString
function FromCompactString(str: WideString): Integer;

Loads the message set from a compact-string representation. Here are some examples:

Non-Compact String

Compact String

1,2,3,4,5

1:5

1,2,3,4,5,8,9,10

1:5,8:10

1,3,4,5,8,9,10

1,3:5,8:10

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GetId
function GetId(index: Integer): Integer;

Returns the message ID of the Nth message in the set. (indexing begins at 0). Returns -1 if the index is out of range.

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InsertId
procedure InsertId(id: Integer);

Inserts a message ID into the set. If the ID already exists, a duplicate is not inserted.

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LoadTaskResult
function LoadTaskResult(task: TChilkatTask): Integer;
Introduced in version 9.5.0.52

Loads the message set from a completed asynchronous task.

Returns 1 for success, 0 for failure.

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RemoveId
procedure RemoveId(id: Integer);

Removes a message ID from the set.

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ToCommaSeparatedStr
function ToCommaSeparatedStr(): WideString;

Returns a string of comma-separated message IDs. (This is the non-compact string format.)

Returns a zero-length WideString on failure

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ToCompactString
function ToCompactString(): WideString;

Returns the set of message IDs represented as a compact string. Here are some examples:

Non-Compact String

Compact String

1,2,3,4,5

1:5

1,2,3,4,5,8,9,10

1:5,8:10

1,3,4,5,8,9,10

1,3:5,8:10

Returns a zero-length WideString on failure

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