Maximum field height?

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Sun Apr 5 12:35:09 EDT 2020

Thanks guys. I did remember there was a limit but for some reason thought 
it was only for the width of a line. I've switched over to trying a group 
set as a container and setting the field itself to scrolling layermode. I 
haven't tried it yet on mobile but we'll see.

@Richard, when developing for desktop you don't need the enclosing group, 
but on mobile you do because acceleratedRendering only applies to groups. 
Without it you can't achieve smooth scrolling. I wish we could just set a 
field to scrolling layermode, it would sure make layout and resizing easier.

I think the new container layermode is supposed to help with this stuff. I 
haven't had to use it until now.

Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at
HyperActive Software |
On April 5, 2020 9:15:24 AM Richard Gaskin via use-livecode 
<use-livecode at> wrote:

> 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.
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