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  • syntax to wrap dynamic text in xdialog

    Code:
    dim vtxt as C="the time has come for all good men to come to the aid of their country"
    dim vftxt as C
    vftxt="{B=black} {C=white} {F=arial,9,bi}"+vtxt
    ui_dlg_box("colors",<<%dlg%
    {background=#135,165,195}
    {lf};
    {text=%O={@@}%70,3:vftxt};
    {lf};
    <Close>
    %dlg%)
    How do you get the text that is generated dynamcally in an xdialog to wrap? I've been playing with this for hours and can't find that magic syntax, if it exists, which I believe it must.
    Mike W
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  • #2
    Re: syntax to wrap dynamic text in xdialog

    I can produce some of the functions with %H=R% directive, which you will need in dynamic text.
    Code:
    dim vtxt as C="the time has come for all good men to come to the aid of their country"
    ui_dlg_box("colors",<<%dlg%
    {font=arial,9,bi}
    {color=yellow}
    {background=black}
    {lf};
    {text=%H=R%70,3vtxt}
    {color=Black)
    {lf};
    <Close>
    %dlg%)
    I do not know how to produce the black background the way you have yet.
    thanks for reading

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    • #3
      Re: syntax to wrap dynamic text in xdialog

      Mike,

      This
      dim vtxt as C="the time has come for all good"+"{LF}"+"men to come to the aid of their country"
      dim vftxt as C
      vftxt="{B=black} {C=white} {F=arial,12,bi}"+vtxt
      ui_dlg_box("colors",<<%dlg%
      {background=#135,165,195}
      {lf};
      {text=%O={@@}%70,3:vftxt};

      {lf};
      {'%O={F=Arial,18,B}{B=Blue White,Yellow,Win3D}{C=Dark Blue}{I:'a5_attachments32'}
      Alpha Five{LF}
      Can Do Colored{LF}Static Text%};


      {lf};
      <Close>
      %dlg%)

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      • #4
        Re: syntax to wrap dynamic text in xdialog

        Code:
        dim vtxt as C="the time has come for all good men to come to the aid of their country"
        dim vftxt as C
        vftxt="{B=black} {C=white} {F=arial,9,bi}"+vtxt
        ui_dlg_box("colors",<<%dlg%
        {background=#135,165,195}
        {lf};
        {text=%O={@@}%[B]100,[/B]3:vftxt};
        {lf};
        <Close>
        %dlg%)
        or just change the width to 100 instead of 70
        thanks for reading

        gandhi

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        • #5
          Re: syntax to wrap dynamic text in xdialog

          Hi Guys,
          @Jon.... Thanks, that gives me a pathway to go on. I'll have to do some re-building the dynamic string but that is certainly doable. I have to say it is sad that I didn't remember that {LF} thing. I now remember I asked a similar question within the last year for text on a dialog button which Tim Kiebert instructed me on the {LF}, not {lf} approach. Thanks for the reminder.

          @ GG... Thanks for the look. I need the dialog to fit into a minimum certain width at the edge of the screen. I have vertical space, and that is why wrapping is needed.
          Mike W
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          • #6
            Re: syntax to wrap dynamic text in xdialog

            thanks for the info
            once you add the font, you will need the %H=R% directive
            that will wrap any way you want
            thanks for reading

            gandhi

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            • #7
              Re: syntax to wrap dynamic text in xdialog

              Mike:
              I came across this before and reported it to Selwyn.
              Don't remember the outcome. You might want to go ahead and report it with your version.

              Your work around is to hard-code it. Not a very good alternative in my opinion. If you want it to be dynamic, then you will have to parse the xdlg, something you are familiar with.
              Example:
              Code:
              ui_dlg_box("colors",<<%dlg%
              {font=courier, 12,b}
              This shows how to combine different;formatting with word wrap:;{lf};
              {xmargin=5}
              {region}
              {lf};{wrap=20}{font= arial,9,bi}{background=black}{color=white}
              the time has come for all good men to come to the aid of their country;
              {endregion}
              {background=#135,165,195}{color=black}
              {lf};
              <Close>
              %dlg%)

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