H2365 Override method %s.%s should match case of ancestor %s.%s (Object Pascal)
When overriding a method, the best practice is to match the case of the ancestor method. This prevents any downstream failure that would not be anticipated by a Object Pascal user, who expects case-insensitivity.
Hint H2365 is emitted in the following case:
type TClass1 = class procedure VirtualMethod; virtual; abstract; end; TClass2 = class(TClass1) procedure virtualmethod; override; end; procedure TClass2.virtualmethod; begin end;
Here are some situations in which Object Pascal is case-sensitive:
- In unit declarations and uses clauses, unit names must match the file names in case. In other contexts (such as qualified identifiers), unit names are case insensitive. To avoid problems with unit references, refer to the unit source file explicitly:
uses MyUnit in "myunit.pas";
- Registering components
- When you write your own components and you want to register them, the register function that you declare must be written like this:
procedure Register; <<-- Leading capital required.
- The name of the
Registerprocedure is case-sensitive for design-time packages. If you declare a
registerprocedure (lower-case), and even if hint H2365 is not emitted, you do not get the expected result; your component does not get registered. For more information, see Using the RegisterComponents Procedure.
- Importing external functions
- When importing external functions, the exact case used in the DLL must be preserved.