David Perkins wrote:
> Thank you Francois.
> 
> What's the state of v6, are people using it in production apps?

Yes, only there are probably still a few small bugs with native
BCB packages in current V6 download, I can post the fixes here if
you want. 

> Has
> v6 changed the requirement for a NOFORMS message pump at all?

NOFORMS forces to not include Forms.pas into ICS. It doesn't change
the fact that a message pump must exist.

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> 
> On 20/09/2007, Francois Piette <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>>> But am I corret in thinking it is only defined when I
>>> recompile the ICS components and not in my app itself?
>> 
>> Wrong. Define NOFORMS in /your/ application project.
>> 
>>>> Correct, that won't work of course. In your ThreadProc create the
>>>> component and call GetMessage(), TranslateMessage() and
>>>> DispatchMessage in a loop. Anything else can either be done from
>>>> the ICS events, or from handlers of custom messages posted to
>>>> Thread, i.e. to stop or start the server etc. 
>> 
>>> I still have to call GetMessage(), TranslateMessage() and
>>> DispatchMessage even with NOFORMS defined?
>> 
>> Yes you have. Those API calls are to create a message pump.
>> Delphi/BCB create such a message pump for you in all GUI
>> applications but don't create one in console mode applications nor
>> in any thread so you have to create your own.
>> 
>> There are sample console mode, service, and DLL program delivered
>> with ICS-V5. If you are using ICS-V6, you can still use those sample
>> programs probably just by changing the unit names in the uses clause
>> (prefix with OverByteIcs).
>> 
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