Editing text in the graphical interface.

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  • #2704

    Barry Kelly
    Participant

    When creating a UI_INFIELD for a text parameter is there a way to make it larger (i.e. multi-line with text wrapping) so that the whole text can be seen when editing.
    See the attached image as an example.
    Currently I have a switch that changes from UI_INFIELD when editing to UI_OUTFIELD to display all of the text (UI_OUTFIELD can be multi-line).

    Barry.

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  • #2708

    Dominika Bobály
    Keymaster

    That kind of control does not exist in GDL. Your current solution is the best you can do: making the infield as long as possible, and adding a display outfield.
    The only infield with multiline capabilities is the checkbox-boolean type, but it’s not eligible for text input, only description output.

    Dominika Bobály
    Library Developer, Library Team
    GRAPHISOFT SE

  • #2718

    Barry Kelly
    Participant

    Thanks Dominika,
    I thought that was going to be the answer but I was hoping there may have been something I wasn’t aware of.
    Maybe it could be added to the wish-list of GDL improvements please?

    Barry.

    Versions 6.5 to 20
    Dell XPS- i7-6700 @ 3.4Ghz, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX 960 (2GB), Windows 10
    Dell Precision M6800 - i7 4700MQ @ 2.40GHz, 16GB RAM, AMD FirePro M6100 (2GB), Windows 7 64bit

  • #2967

    Ben Cohen
    Participant

    Hey Barry

    A small work around, until we have multi-line field editing, is to use ui_tooltip to give the user a preview of the field 🙂 HTH

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    • #2970

      Barry Kelly
      Participant

      That’s a good idea.
      Thanks Ben.

      Barry.

      Versions 6.5 to 20
      Dell XPS- i7-6700 @ 3.4Ghz, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX 960 (2GB), Windows 10
      Dell Precision M6800 - i7 4700MQ @ 2.40GHz, 16GB RAM, AMD FirePro M6100 (2GB), Windows 7 64bit

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