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Markus Wolff asked on 05 Dec 2012, 11:49 AM
Hello,

I'm using a dynamic table to display a schedule on a report. The table is laid out with a header row and a single data row for the scheduled items. As soon as the text in one of the data row's cells is larger than can be displayed the complete row won't be rendered any more. The report contains only the header row and no second page.

Is there a property on the TextBox element that enables PageBreaks inside the Box itself or am I missing something else?

Kind regards
Markus

Here's the code I use to define the table, it's called from the report's constructor:

private void BuildTable(ScheduleInfo context) {
    //create empty table
    var scheduleTable = new Table {
        Location = new PointU(Unit.Cm(0), Unit.Cm(0)),
        Name = "ScheduleTable",
        RowHeadersPrintOnEveryPage = true,
        KeepTogether = false
    };
 
    //insert table in detail section
    Details.Items.AddRange(new ReportItemBase[] { scheduleTable });
 
    var rowGroup = new TableGroup();
 
    //add header row
    scheduleTable.Body.Rows.Add(new TableBodyRow(Unit.Cm(0.8)));
 
    //set page layout
    if (context.Columns.Count<5) {
        ToPortrait();
    }
    else {
        ToLandscape();
    }
 
    var columnWidth = Width/context.Columns.Count;
    var minWidth = Unit.Mm(30);
    if (columnWidth < minWidth) columnWidth = minWidth;
 
    var rowHeight = Unit.Mm(6);
    var i = 0;
 
    foreach (var column in context.Columns) {
        scheduleTable.Body.Columns.Add(new TableBodyColumn(columnWidth));
 
        var headerText = new TextBox {
            Value = column.Header,
            Size = new SizeU(columnWidth, rowHeight)
        };
 
        headerText.Style.Font.Bold = true;
 
        var cellInfo = column.Appointments != null
            ? string.Join("\n\n", column.Appointments.Select(x => x.ToString()))
            : null;
 
        var cellText = new TextBox {
            Value = cellInfo,
            Size = new SizeU(columnWidth, rowHeight),
            KeepTogether = false
        };
 
        scheduleTable.Body.SetCellContent(0, i, cellText);
 
        var colGroup = new TableGroup {ReportItem = headerText};
        colGroup.GroupKeepTogether = false;
        scheduleTable.ColumnGroups.Add(colGroup);
 
        scheduleTable.Items.AddRange(new ReportItemBase[] { headerText, cellText });
 
        i++;
    }
 
    rowGroup.Groupings.AddRange(new [] {new Grouping("")});
    rowGroup.Name = "DetailGroup";
    rowGroup.GroupKeepTogether = false;
    scheduleTable.RowGroups.Add(rowGroup);
 
    Details.Items.Add(scheduleTable);
}

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answered on 07 Dec 2012, 11:49 AM
Got it! Seems you have to set the Table's KeepTogether property after configuring.
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