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  • Dialog lookup issue text area field

    I have a dialog with several fields defined as a text area. I made one field a lookup field (looks up a grid component) and suddenly my text area field went from 15 rows in size to 1 row in size. The Rows property is still set to 15. If I remove the lookup the text area field sizes correctly.

    I've done the same type of thing with text area fields in a grid without issue.

    Is this a bug with dialogs?

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    Re: Dialog lookup issue text area field

    The problem here is that the textarea control gets changed to an input control when you add the Lookup. If the control type was not changed then all would be ok. You could ask the kind folks at Alpha not to change the type. In the meantime, try this... I found this function, but I'm unable to give credit to the author... no name... so... thanks to all brilliant coders out there... 'cause this is brilliant. I knew we had to change the control type, but that's not strictly possible. So I thought we might be able to replace one section with another and so found this function.

    In your TextArea control, there is a property in TextArea Properties - Control Javascript. Get in here and enter this code...

    function replaceWithTextArea(elId){
     var input = document.getElementById(elId);
     var text = document.createElement('textarea');
     text.setAttribute('name', input.getAttribute('name'));
     text.setAttribute('id', input.getAttribute('id'));
     text.value = input.value;
     input.parentNode.replaceChild(text, input);
    $('{dialog.ComponentName}.V.R1.TEXTAREA4').setAttribute("class", "GrGrayEdit");
    My TextArea control is named "TEXTAREA4" so change that to your control name. You'll need to adjust the rows and cols a bit, because the lookup part makes the control a bit bigger. Overall, we're replacing the input control with a new TextArea control, and then setting it's features.

    You can move the function to the Javascript Fucntions section if you like... I just left it here for simplicity.

    This is too cool. It doesn't really fix anything, but rather, at runtime, it shoves what you want, where you want it.