FormattedHeight

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Sat May 2 20:11:41 EDT 2020


I was considering that when Trevor contacted me and suggested his DataView 
(he posted about it today) and it's the same idea. I'm going to look into 
that, it sounds promising.

I really appreciate the responses here, you guys are awesome.

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Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
On May 2, 2020 6:38:05 PM scott--- via use-livecode 
<use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> What about having two fields with a small amount of overlapping (same) text 
> and as the first field reaches the end of its scroll, the second field 
> could be displayed and begin its scroll…
> —Scott
>
>
>> On May 2, 2020, at 10:25 AM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode 
>> <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>
>> I think the solution has to be in the engine. I'm in trouble.
>>
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>> Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
>> HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
>> On May 2, 2020 2:27:53 AM scott--- via use-livecode 
>> <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>
>>> I’ve run into that a few times but not recently. I couldn’t find anywhere 
>>> that I had worked around it. All I can imagine trying is
>>> 1. Swapping text in and out at some point (possibly just one giant stutter) or
>>> 2. Changing the size of the text that is not visible during the scroll… 
>>> though (the more I think about that one the more it seems like it would 
>>> make the scroll wacky in other ways)  Neither seems super-promising but 
>>> that’s all I can think of at the moment. If you find a solution, I would 
>>> love to know what it is.
>>>>>> Scott
>>>
>>>
>>>> On May 1, 2020, at 10:24 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode 
>>>> <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Yes, that seems to be the problem. I have a long text field that exceeds 
>>>> the maximum. There's an enclosing group to be compatible with 
>>>> acceleratedRendering on mobile. The same setup is used for all the 
>>>> field/group combinations in the stack and they all work except this one, 
>>>> but the others are all shorter.
>>>>
>>>> I set the inner field to its full formattedHeight inside the group, which 
>>>> is shorter. The group has a behavior that scrolls the content.
>>>>
>>>> I discovered today that if I set the behavior on the field instead of its 
>>>> enclosing group, I can make it scroll. But acceleratedRendering on a field 
>>>> is jerky and doesn't work very well on mobile. I can't break up the text, 
>>>> it has to be all one block. I have tried setting the group to container 
>>>> layermode without success.
>>>>
>>>> If you're wondering why the text exceeds the maximum, this is for a mobile 
>>>> app and there is not only a lot of heavy formatting with large headings and 
>>>> spaceBelow, but the text size is largish so that it is readable on a tiny 
>>>> phone. That makes the pixel count pretty high.
>>>>
>>>> I only have a very short time left to solve this.
>>>>
>>>> On 5/1/20 4:45 PM, scott--- via use-livecode wrote:
>>>>> Are you exceeding the maximum vertical scroll?
>>>>> (I haven’t run into this recently but I believe at one point the vScroll of 
>>>>> groups was limited at the engine level to 32780)
>>>>> Scott Morrow
>>>>> Elementary Software
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>>>>>> On May 1, 2020, at 1:17 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode 
>>>>>> <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Is the formattedHeight of a group broken for anyone else? LC 9.6dp4 (and 
>>>>>> possibly dp3).
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I'm a little frantic.
>>>>>>
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>>>>>> Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
>>>>>> HyperActive Software           |     http://www.hyperactivesw.com
>>>>>>
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