Maximum field height?

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Sun Apr 5 10:13:21 EDT 2020

J. Landman Gay wrote:

 > I have a field that reports a formattedheight of 125396. I want to
 > extend it to full height for use inside an enclosing scrolling group.

I see that method used in the Lesson on using a scroller for text as 
well, but I've never understood why.  What is the advantage of putting 
the field inside of a group rather than using the scroller with the 
field directly?

 > But when I try to set the height to the formattedHeight, I get an
 > error: Value is not a number.

I think Paul has the answer there: groups have limit of 32,767px on 
either axis.  That's about 30' on desktop systems so generally useful, 
but when using them to contain a field sized for long text it can easily 
be exceeded.

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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