TextAlign not working in fields

Niggemann, Bernd Bernd.Niggemann at uni-wh.de
Wed Jul 18 18:49:19 EDT 2018

Hi Paul,

I hope that Edinburgh will fix the problem.

In the meantime you could try this workaround for your sample stack from QCC.

make a button with this script and use it whenever you change  textAlign or width of field "Cloud"

Here I assume you are using margins of 8.

on mouseUp
   lock screen
   set the margins of field "Cloud" to 8
   set the hScroll of field "Cloud" to 0
   put the left of field "Cloud" into tLeft
   put the leftMargin of field "Cloud" into tLeftM
   put the formattedRect of line 1 to -1 of field "Cloud" into tRect
   if item 1 of tRect < tLeft + tLeftM then
      subtract tLeft from item 1 of tRect
      set the leftMargin of field "Cloud" to item 1 of tRect * -1 + tLeftM * 2
      set the rightMargin of field "Cloud" to item 1 of tRect
   end if
   unlock screen
end mouseUp

I know it sounds weird but it worked for your sample stack.

Kind regards

Paul Dupuis wrote:

I filed a bug yesterday: https://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=21426

This seems to me to be a pretty serious bug, however, Panos enlightened
me that there is a nearly identical bug from 2013 (see
https://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=11345). This bug - namely
if you have a long line of text in a field, whether wrap is on or off,
scrolling does not work as expected when the text is center or right
aligned. You can not scroll to see all the text. It is rendered outside
the boundaries of the scrollable areas of the field!

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