Truncating text with vGrid property
jonseymour at mac.com
Fri Mar 3 13:56:45 EST 2006
The Rev documentation states that
If the vgrid property is true, Revolution draws a vertical line at
each tab stop position in the field. The lines are drawn in the
field's borderColor. This property is useful for fields that are used
like a spreadsheet, with each tab stop marking a column.
Any text in a column is truncated when it reaches the right edge of
the column. To show the entire contents of the column, drag over the
text to select it. If text at the end of a line does not have a tab
following it--that is, if it's the last column in the field--it is
If the field's tabStops property is set to empty, the vgrid lines are
drawn every 32 pixels, but the text is not truncated to individual
However, despite having tabstops set, vGrid set to true, and seeing
the actual vertical lines drawn just fine, I observe a different
behavior with the text on both Mac OSX and Win32 platforms.
Specifically, the text is NOT truncated, but simply continues to be
rendered in addition to (overalpping) the text in the adjacent
columns, creating an extremely messy presentation. Does anyone have
any thoughts on how to produce the documented behavior?
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