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I've created a new Windows VCL application and on the first form I've added several buttons, each buttons click event opens a new form. Three of these forms are OK, I've added various components (buttons, navigators, grids etc) but on the last I opened has no components on it except a button (called btnClose) which simply closes the form.


However, when I run the application and press the button that opens this form I get an error message: 'A component named btnClose already exists'. After selecting the OK to this error, if I click the same button again the application freezes and I use Task Manager to kill it. If I click the other buttons, they open their forms fine, but if I then click on the 4th one again I get 'Invalid pointer operation'. This is the form in text:


object fViewSignups: TfViewSignups
  Left = 0
  Top = 0
  Caption = 'View Signups'
  ClientHeight = 299
  ClientWidth = 678
  Color = clBtnFace
  Font.Charset = DEFAULT_CHARSET
  Font.Color = clWindowText
  Font.Height = -11
  Font.Name = 'Tahoma'
  Font.Style = []
  OldCreateOrder = False
  PixelsPerInch = 96
  TextHeight = 13
  object btnClose: TRzButton
    Left = 520
    Top = 40
    Caption = 'Close'
    TabOrder = 0
    OnClick = btnCloseClick


... no duplicate btnClose, also see attached screenshot. I created this form with:


procedure TfMain.RzButton2Click(Sender: TObject);
    fViewSignups.Create( Self );

Which is identical to the way I created the other 3 forms which all work OK. I've closed everthing down and restarted everything and can't think of anythging else to look at to see where or why this error is happening. This is the first Windows application I've created since upgrading to Delphi 10.3.3, which may be something.


Any thoughts on what else I can do would be appreciated.




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Arrgghhh! I've spotted the error. In the code I had 

fViewSignups.Create( Self );


Should be: fViewSignups:= tfViewSignups.Create( Self );


Silly type error, can't see the woods for the trees sometimes ... Works fine now.

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Try to spot these:


fViewSignups:= tfViewSignups( Self );


Also quite difficult.

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