Grid lines in field moves down when text wraps

Jim Schaubeck jimschaubeck at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 31 17:11:00 EDT 2013


I've give the line grcs a try, Craig!  Thanks for the response and the clarification on native field properties
 
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 From: "dunbarx at aol.com" <dunbarx at aol.com>
To: use-livecode at lists.runrev.com 
Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2013 1:59 PM
Subject: Re: Grid lines in field moves down when text wraps
 

Ah. I see now.


It sounds like you need to abandon the native properties of fields. I don't know if there is a way to prevent wrapped text from pushing the hGrid lines to fit.



So roll your own lines using line graphics. I have done this in a scrolling field where I wanted to separate banks of lines of data according to certain common attributes that those lines shared. It is much simpler to set the location of the lines at the lineHeight positions, and you can create and delete them as needed according to the number of lines in your field. If you need to, you can have them track changes in the lineHeight or textSize properties as well.



Craig




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From: Jim Schaubeck <jimschaubeck at yahoo.com>
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Sent: Thu, Oct 31, 2013 4:38 pm
Subject: Re: Grid lines in field moves down when text wraps


Thanks Craig,
I've tried the "showlines" setting. The "showlines" will show a dotted line 
across the field regardless of 
the text being wrapped or not.
The bad news with "showlines" is, it's
a dotted line with no control over it's color (border/grid color of a 
field).  At least I'm not aware of how to change it's look

I set 
the hGrid to true to give me the clean look (and line color control) I want but 
the lines are getting "pushed down" when the text 
wraps (w/o cr being typed).


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From: "dunbarx at aol.com" <dunbarx at aol.com>
To: use-livecode at lists.runrev.com 
Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 4:15 PM
Subject: Re: Grid lines in field moves down when text wraps


Hi 


Not sure what you mean. Do you have the showLines of the field set to true? Is 
that what you meant by "gridLines"?



Do you want the "dontWrap" of the field to be "true"?



Craig Newman





-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Schaubeck <jimschaubeck at yahoo.com>
To: use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
Sent: Tue, Oct 29, 2013 11:51 am
Subject: Grid lines in field moves down when text wraps


Folks,
When I use return chars in a text field, the lines behave nicely but when the 
text wraps, I can not figure out how to keep the lines from moving down on there 

own.
I've read, Googled, tested...sorry but I can't figure this one out.


Anyone know how to keep the grid lines in a text field still (not moving down) 
when text wraps?

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