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with layout type set to container I can't set the width of date controls

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  • with layout type set to container I can't set the width of date controls

    Can anyone suggest what I am doing wrong.
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    Last edited by frankbicknell; 05-11-2017, 06:38 PM.
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    Re: with layout type set to container I can't set the width of date controls

    So what I have found that I have to do is put the date control into a container and set its width. That certainly does not seem like that is the way you should have to set the date control's width.
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      Re: with layout type set to container I can't set the width of date controls

      since i do not have version 12 i won't be able to check this out obviously.
      i see all the other controls seem to have exact width. so question is
      did you set that width to some number?
      if yes then you can set the date control to the same width using the set property to control on the top and see if it works.

      if the answer is no then i will remove all the width properties in the date and see if it works.

      ( i see you have style, width and container inline style - all of them probably not necessary. when you set width and style width, the style width will be ignored so no need, container width includes the datepicker and the date field, not necessary when the size is adequate for both of them, but the above does not explain when you have set container style width: 100px, the control extends to that size. there must be something else interfering.)

      here is one done in version 11 with only width set at 5in for all controls.
      https://www.screencast.com/t/K864kdCKu
      thanks for reading

      gandhi

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        Re: with layout type set to container I can't set the width of date controls

        Thanks gandhi, I only set all of those properties to 100px to show that none are having an effect.
        What I have found is that the date control only acts this way when it is in a freeform container. All of the other controls respect their width property settings inside the freeform container. When I move the date control out of the freeform container it respects the width setting.
        I have to decide if I want to redo these forms without a freeform container or just set the <td> tag's width property inside the freeform container. I did not have this issue when I had the ux's layout type set to control width.
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          Re: with layout type set to container I can't set the width of date controls

          okay now that you explain that the date is in freeform here is the image with that setting
          https://www.screencast.com/t/jCWEPzdYQyA9
          how to correct that
          freeform definition
          <div id="d" style="width:5in">{d}</div>
          https://www.screencast.com/t/iPRwB49v9L

          same as placing a container, i would imagine. the way you did. the freeform is interfering.
          thanks for reading

          gandhi

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            Re: with layout type set to container I can't set the width of date controls

            That is interesting. Thanks gandhi.
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              Re: with layout type set to container I can't set the width of date controls

              or go to the freeform style and add width:100px there, you don't have to enclose it in a container or use div in the freeform html.
              https://www.screencast.com/t/C4I1ITAJY
              the result:
              https://www.screencast.com/t/O6Ct5BbN
              thanks for reading

              gandhi

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                Re: with layout type set to container I can't set the width of date controls

                Thanks again for your help gandhi. I am trying to set the width of the individual date control. So what I have done is set the width of the <td> tag that contains the date control. I have set all of the controls up in a table that is in the freeform control. That is working OK for now. I am going to submit this as a bug.. at the risk of being yelled at. I see no reason why the only control that has this problem is a date control. I understand that it is a different control than a textbox control for example, but I don't think it should act differently in a freeform container.
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                  Re: with layout type set to container I can't set the width of date controls

                  okay good.
                  this is my feeling, don't quote me on it.
                  the date picker depends on jquery which in turn takes over the html element which is being called professionally as freeform layout.

                  while <table><tr><td></td></tr></table> works well i think the same is achieved better with <div></div> where you can have more control. table is under html dom control most often. if you want take a look at gmail in source code, you will see everything is <div>
                  thanks for reading

                  gandhi

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                    Re: with layout type set to container I can't set the width of date controls

                    OK gandhi I will look into using div's. I like the idea of having more control. Tables are the way I have always done it. Sometime it's hard to teach an old dog new tricks.
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