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  • LF and CR in text box

    I'm sure I've seen this before, but my search didn't turn up an answer. How do you put a CR and LF in a text box on a form?

  • #2
    RE: LF and CR in text box

    Ohlen, I think


    will do the trick.

    -- tom


    • #3
      RE: LF and CR in text box

      Tried that but I can't get the expressions to evaluate to a CR and LF. Instead chr(13)+chr(10)is printed as part of the text.


      • #4
        RE: LF and CR in text box


        Are you talking about a regular text box, the type one might use on a form to label a field?

        If so, you can't put a carriage return in one.

        Please consider using a Rich Text Object instead. This allows both hard (by pressing the enter button) and soft ( by pressing the shift and enter button) carriage returns.

        A soft carriage return line will not hold a place if the field or variable is empty.

        Take a look under the hood of the sample invoice application. I think there are several examples in there.



        • #5
          RE: LF and CR in text box


          I've been out cleaning the pond all day... and am a little more dazed than usual.

          "A soft carriage return line will not hold a place if the field or variable is empty."

          really means:

          A soft carriage return line will not print or appear if the contents of the line (field or variable) is empty.

          Sorry for my confusion! I think this makes sense...



          • #6
            RE: LF and CR in text box


            I thought you were talking about a ui_msg_box(). If so, this works well:

            Ui_msg_box("Oops","Ohlen may have been talking about text boxes, not message boxes."+chr(13)+chr(10)+"Sorry")

            -- tom


            • #7
              RE: LF and CR in text box

              Hi Craig and Tom,
              I'd pretty much determined that the text box could not hold a CR/LF combination. I had used a RTF previously; however, I was expanding the form to use at various screen resolutions and realized the text in a RTF does not expand. Hence, I was trying to use the text tool which will expand proportionally as you expand the form.


              • #8
                RE: LF and CR in text box

                Thanks Tom.
                I've used this approach before in a ui_msg_box, but it appears that a text box is not "carriagereturnable". As a work around I created a box and placed individual lines of text in the box with a transparent background. Looks fine. Version 5's ability to copy the appearance of one field to many fields came in handy when I formatted the lines of text.