Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Perl-Sensitive Sunglasses
 
PerlMonks  

Re: Auto-adjust row height to line wrap in Tk-Tablematrix

by elef (Friar)
on Feb 19, 2013 at 11:40 UTC ( #1019528=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Auto-adjust row height to line wrap in Tk-Tablematrix

A note for posterity: John Cerney, the author of TableMatrix got back to me by email. Essentially, there is no better solution than the one outlined above (get column width and character numbers for each cell and calculate the required height based on that).

Regarding the tcl/TkTable solution I posted above he wrote the following:
I don't think the base TkTable widget has a better way of doing this either. I saw the link you supplied ( http://wiki.tcl.tk/1877 )
This solution implies you can get the text for a wrapped cell, and it will have newlines (\n) where the text is wrapped. I tried this using the tcl/tk TkTable widget and it didn't work for me. So it appears there isn't really a solution for TkTable either.
What is really needed is access to the Tk_ComputeTextLayout utility function, which is what TkTable.c uses internally to determine where to wrap a string. Unfortunately this interface is not exposed to perl.


Comment on Re: Auto-adjust row height to line wrap in Tk-Tablematrix

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://1019528]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others taking refuge in the Monastery: (5)
As of 2014-08-21 04:58 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    The best computer themed movie is:











    Results (127 votes), past polls