1. Lukas Kluge
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  3. Monday, 28 October 2019 07:27 AM UTC

Hello,

I have a problem with a column in a datawindow. The column is a string column and is supposed to contain a subject of a text. If I type a long text without spaces in the column (like a filepath) and the column does not have focus part of the text is not visible because it extends out of the column (see attachment NoFocus.png). If I click on the column so it has focus the text is broken up and all of it is visible (Focus.png).

Is there a way to make it look correct even when the column does not have focus? Vertical Autoscroll is checked, but it does not fix my problem.

 

Thank you!

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Chris Pollach @Appeon Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Monday, 28 October 2019 18:09 PM UTC
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Hi Lukas;

  Have a look at these DWO properties that I use to for these type of situations ...

  • Use a Grid Style DW as this is resizable by the App user.
  • Use Auto Horizontal Scroll "ON" to allow user to scroll through the entire text
  • Use Tool Tip expression to allow the user to see entire contents when a "mouse over" occurs
  • Use a Display Format with "Use Ellipsis" turned ON to indicate to user to scroll for further information
  • Use "Auto Size Width" in the "Position Tab" to have the DWO calculate the proper size at run-time to display the test properly (instead of wrapping). In this case, do not use Auto Size Height.

Food for thought.

HTH

Regards ... Chris

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Miguel Leeuwe Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Monday, 28 October 2019 16:24 PM UTC
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The only thing I can think of is this:

Use a column which is only visible and which has editstyle Richtext.

Place it on top of the column where you have the display problem and set them invisible / visible depending on where the focus is (itemfocuschanged, getfocus, losefocus).

You can't easily change the editstyle by using Modify(), so that's why I think this is the simplest solution.

In the itemchanged, you'll have to update the contents of the column with the richtext edit style.

HIH

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