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  • browse element row height change ... how?

    Hi,

    I am constructing a form containing a browse element. I have run into a surprising problem - I somehow changed the row height for each row of the browse to be some really small value. Maybe, 1 or 2 pixel?!

    Unfortunately, I can't figure out how to change the row height back (or to anything else for that matter).

    I can see that the browse object has a row_height property, and I suspect I could set that value on an "on init" event, but that would be a kludge.

    Any advice would be appreciated
    Dave

    P.S. Column width can be easily set, interestingly.

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    Re: browse element row height change ... how?

    Row height should be adujstable by dragging the row separator just as column width is adjustable similarly. May be tedious trying to position the cursor on it.

    I have accidentally drug the row separator causing too small a height myself. You may have to delete and recreate the embedded browse.
    There can be only one.

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    • #3
      Re: browse element row height change ... how?

      Hi Stan,

      Thank you for your suggestion - under normal circumstances, that would work well. Unfortunately, in my case, I have rows that are so small that there is no concept of a row separator any more.

      Thus, my options seem to be:

      1. set the row height through the GUI form designer (but I don't see how to do this - I can only set column width there)
      2. set the row height programatically (but doing so seems to require the kludge I suggested earlier)
      3. delete the browse and start over

      Admittedly, #3 is easier than asking the question. However, my inadvertent action that set the row height so small raised the question of how to set this parameter more elegantly through #1 or #2. I can imagine a dialog that would have row heights set by the developer, which would not be adjustable by the user.

      Hmmmm....
      Dave

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      • #4
        Re: browse element row height change ... how?

        I must be doing something to create this problem, because a new browse I created started doing this also. Each time (after the first time) that I opened the form containing the new browse, the row height was set to some small value (like 3 pixels).

        Fortunately, in this situation, I was able to use Stan's suggestion to correct it temporarily.

        However, once I closed the form and reopened it, the row size reverted to the small value.

        Therefore, this has negative visual impact, of course.

        Any advice would be appreciated ...
        Dave

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        • #5
          Re: browse element row height change ... how?

          You do have "row selector" checked under browse properties, right? w/o that you can't size.

          Dumb Q: you do save the form after adj. the row height, right?
          Peter
          AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

          Peter@AlphaBaseSolutions.com
          https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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          • #6
            Re: browse element row height change ... how?

            Thanks for your comments, Peter.

            I do have row selector checked. This allows adjustment of the row height by the user once the dialog comes up.

            What I really wanted to do is to configure the browse's row height by design, rather than relying on the user to resize the row every time the dialog opens up.

            I should add that I just figured out how to change the row height by dragging and dropping the row height from the GUI designer. Thus, this question has become somewhat academic.

            However, I would still like to set the height through a setting or programatically if possible.

            Dave

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            • #7
              Re: browse element row height change ... how?

              Dave and all,

              The Object Explorer is where I have always adjusted the row heights as I do not like the looks of the row selector and so do not ever have one on any browse. A simple matter to set the height with the Object Explorer and has always remained at whatever height I set it at too.

              Am I missing something--reread all posts but this does not seem to be a difficult matter????? Height can be set programatically also using the Object Explorer to obtain the necessary object names, etc.
              Mike
              __________________________________________
              It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
              It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
              Henry David Thoreau
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              • #8
                Re: browse element row height change ... how?

                Dave,

                While the form is in design mode select View from the main Alpha menu and then near the bottom select Object Explorer. Find the entry for the browse on the left then the row height property on the right. Adjust the value in the down neat the bottom. See pics. I agree that this would be helpful to have somewhere in the browse properties dialog.


                EDIT: Too fast for me today Mike :)
                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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                • #9
                  Re: browse element row height change ... how?

                  Naw---I just didn't take the time to make such pretty pictures. :)
                  Mike
                  __________________________________________
                  It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
                  It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
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                  • #10
                    Re: browse element row height change ... how?

                    Originally posted by Stan Mathews View Post
                    I have accidentally drug the row separator causing too small a height myself.
                    Hello Stan,

                    I'm shocked. I can't believe you used the word "drug" meaning medicine, instead of "dragged", past tense for drag. Golly Gee Wiz, my mentor of the English language; Say it ain't so. :D

                    kenn
                    TYVM :) kenn

                    Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.

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                    • #11
                      Re: browse element row height change ... how?

                      Originally posted by forskare View Post
                      Hello Stan,

                      I'm shocked. I can't believe you used the word "drug" meaning medicine, instead of "dragged", past tense for drag. Golly Gee Wiz, my mentor of the English language; Say it ain't so. :D

                      kenn
                      Well, it happened. I usually don't make my first syntactical faux pas until late November and I goofed early.

                      I can't even make the excuse that I was dragged at the time.
                      There can be only one.

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                      • #12
                        Re: browse element row height change ... how?

                        Stan,

                        I can't even make the excuse that I was dragged at the time.
                        I think George put something in the chocolates ;)
                        Cheryl
                        #1 Designs By Pagecrazy
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                        • #13
                          Re: browse element row height change ... how?

                          Originally posted by Cheryl Lemire View Post
                          Stan,



                          I think George put something in the chocolates ;)

                          In Kentucky we put bourbon in them.
                          There can be only one.

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                          • #14
                            Re: browse element row height change ... how?

                            Hi Tim and Mike,

                            Thank you so much for your help - that did the trick. Although I am fairly experienced with programming in general, I am still on the early side of learning the specific of A5 and its environment.

                            I agree that the object browser was just what was needed.

                            Best,
                            Dave

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                            • #15
                              Re: browse element row height change ... how?

                              Originally posted by Stan Mathews View Post
                              Well, it happened. I usually don't make my first syntactical faux pas until late November and I goofed early.

                              I can't even make the excuse that I was dragged at the time.
                              I'm sure it must be global warming. Yes, it's global warming. You've been on the computer too much and it's warming up your inner being more than necessary.

                              BTW, when do you take your annual faux pas exam?

                              kenn
                              Last edited by forskare; 10-25-2007, 08:30 PM. Reason: BTW
                              TYVM :) kenn

                              Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.

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