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  • Dynamic Sizing of Browse

    I'm sure I've seen a thread somewhere on this subject, but I'm blowed if I can find it now.

    What is the easiest/best method of Sizing a Browse based on the number of records in it?

    Application.
    I have a Project Tracking app with multiple Projects recorded.
    I am using a Browse as a navigator to the appropriate Project Data block. This is located on the right hand side of the Form.
    The Browse has just 2 fixed width columns - Proj_ID and Proj_Name.

    At present I have made the browse the same height as the data panel so there is a lot of white space below the last record, but it would be nice to display it at the appropriate hieght for 3 or 10 or 15 records.

    Any ideas anyone please?

    PS Aplogies for the duplications. It really was not my fault as we are having network probs and I wasn't getting confirmation of posting success.
    Last edited by Ted Giles; 03-17-2011, 07:08 AM. Reason: System probs caused Dupe
    Ted Giles
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    Re: Dynamic Sizing of Browse

    This one maybe
    Tim Kiebert
    Eagle Creek Citrus
    A complex system that does not work is invariably found to have evolved from a simpler system that worked just fine.

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    • #3
      Re: Dynamic Sizing of Browse

      Question: What unit of measure is the row height using? Because the browse object uom seems to be in inches.
      Robin

      Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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      • #4
        Re: Dynamic Sizing of Browse

        Originally posted by Tim Kiebert View Post
        LOL!
        Your memory is better than mine Tim and I asked this before!
        That's what age does to you.
        Ted Giles
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        • #5
          Re: Dynamic Sizing of Browse

          Originally posted by MoGrace View Post
          Question: What unit of measure is the row height using? Because the browse object uom seems to be in inches.
          On my machine the browse dimensions are in cm. I would say that is determined by the regional settings of our respective machines.

          The row height I think (and I can't remember or find where I got this) is possibly a font size value, So far I have not really needed to know. It has been suficient to know that a smaller number makes the row smaller and a bigger number makes it bigger.:)
          Tim Kiebert
          Eagle Creek Citrus
          A complex system that does not work is invariably found to have evolved from a simpler system that worked just fine.

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          • #6
            Re: Dynamic Sizing of Browse

            Hi Tim,
            If it is font related then it would be in points, no? I tried the old example and the only problem was that when the calc was based on 12 records the empty footer section of the browse grew in proportion - way more than a mere .25 inch. So I was trying to figure out how to stablize that and didn't come up with anything too consistent. Twips, points, pixels, centimeters, inches - how's a girl to know?
            Robin

            Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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            • #7
              Re: Dynamic Sizing of Browse

              Originally posted by MoGrace View Post
              Question: What unit of measure is the row height using? Because the browse object uom seems to be in inches.
              Different sizing question, if I may ?!?!
              In a desktop application using V9, a child brwse table
              on display shrinks to the point where it cannot be read. If It starts as legible and the form is closed and reopened. The horizontal lines shrink. After opening about six or seven times, the horizontal lines have merged into a wide gray area.
              In the view mode the lines can be opened to display the data.
              Out of more than a dozen sets with child browses, only 2 perform this way.

              Does anyone know what is happening ???

              John Linley

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              • #8
                Re: Dynamic Sizing of Browse

                Hi John,
                I think we are going to need a picture to see what you mean.
                Robin

                Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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                  Re: Dynamic Sizing of Browse

                  MO:

                  Thank you for replying. I am not sure how to send a picture. I will attempt to explain better, hoping a more precise explanation will suffice.

                  In a set displaying on the screen, horizontal lines between rows of data are
                  probably set at a default value based on size of font at the time of designing the form. I use font 10 bold for most data displayed in child records of a set.

                  For two particular forms only, when either form is closed and later re-opened, the horizontal lines may be slightly closer that they were at the last viewing.
                  On closing and re-opening again, the distance shrinks a little more, cutting the data in half.

                  After several more re-openings of this form, the horizontal lines are touching and all that is visible in the child table is a long grayish line.

                  Unfortunately, we started with V8 with 5 run times. when the need occurred to expand, V8 was no longer available and we acquired a V9 developer license with additional V9 run-times.

                  I am guessing that this mixture of run times and licenses may be at the root of the problem.

                  It is only at this location that distances between horizontal lines in a child table continue to shrink.

                  Any thoughts?
                  John Linley

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                  • #10
                    Re: Dynamic Sizing of Browse

                    Only one since I have never seen this happen. Have you tried in design mode on the form, going into object properties for the browse(s) and setting the row height to a fixed size like say 15?

                    Also is the font you have specified in the browse available on all the machines using the app? It may be reverting to some generic font if not.
                    Robin

                    Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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                    • #11
                      Re: Dynamic Sizing of Browse

                      Originally posted by MoGrace View Post
                      Only one since I have never seen this happen. Have you tried in design mode on the form, going into object properties for the browse(s) and setting the row height to a fixed size like say 15?

                      Also is the font you have specified in the browse available on all the machines using the app? It may be reverting to some generic font if not.

                      Robin, unable to find row height, except for title font. Tried the help also,

                      I don't think run times can change the row hgt?, except in the view mode!
                      I appreciate your attempts to help.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Dynamic Sizing of Browse

                        John,
                        When you change the Row Height, you do it in design mode and after that, in View mode, the user can increase or decrease the depth of the Rows. They can also split the browse if you let them to give an Excel type appearance.

                        The COLUMN Properties are found by Highlighting the Column in the Browse, Right Click, Properties and you can set the column Width here. Suggest you check out the settings and re-save them and the browse. Possibly a Format Style issue between versions.

                        Worse case, recreate/replicate the Browse in V9 and see what happens.

                        To send a picture, do a screen shot, put it into Word, save and go to Manage Attachments below the Post window -Additional Options. Upload it with your post.
                        Ted Giles
                        Example Consulting - UK
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                        • #13
                          Re: Dynamic Sizing of Browse

                          From the View menu in form design look for the Object explorer near the bottom.
                          Robin

                          Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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                          • #14
                            Re: Dynamic Sizing of Browse

                            As John requires this in a runtime environment he will have to do any alterations when in development design mode....and if this is a bug, then a possible work-around would be to set the row height as Robin and Ted suggest with code and maybe put it in the OnActivate, OnInit, or wherever to see if that helps.
                            Mike
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