Report field grows even though enough space

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Benedikt asked on 29 Oct 2021, 07:04 AM

Hi guys,

 

In my report I have a table like thing (it needs to be like this because of complicated data and a normal table isn't capable of everything I need).
Based on the type of data (there are doors, walls etc.) I have different "columns" visible.
So I made a few panels right docking, a few left docking and the middle "Teile-Art" is fill.
The problem is now, that even though this "Teile-Art" has enough space because other columns are not visible, it uses space like there is not enough.
If I set the Textbox in it to Multiline=False it not grows, but I actually want it multiline if there would be not enough space.

I attached my report, you cant preview it, cause you want have the database, but you should see how the elemts are set with Docking.
I played around with Docking and Anchor but don't get it to work as I want.

 

Maybe you have an idea.

Greetings, Benedikt

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commented on 29 Oct 2021, 07:43 AM

And if I have even more "columns", so in the designer they overlap, it gets like this

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answered on 02 Nov 2021, 12:47 PM

Hello Benedikt,

Thank you for the provided report. Indeed, I cannot run it without data, so I created a dummy CsvDataSource with the existing fields. The column 'Teile-Art' occupied the space between 'Fertig-länge' and 'Zuschnitt-breite' as it has Docking set to Fill. If I understood correctly, the issue is with the height of the row that grew as if the data was on multiple lines.

The reason for this behavior is that the Reporting engine calculates the needed number of rows before applying the Docking. We have a bug report for a similar issue logged in our public feedback portal that you may vote for - Column's height is not calculated correctly.

Along with Multiline, for overcoming the problem you may use the properties CanGrow and/or TextWrap of the TextBoxes in the header columns. When CanGrow is False (the default is True) the TextBox won't increase its height. When TextWrap is False (the default is True), the text will remain on a single row, hence it won't be necessary to enlarge the TextBox area vertically. In both cases, the text may be cut if it doesn't fit in the single line of the TextBox. I'm afraid I cannot offer a workaround that would display the data properly on multiline in this scenario.

Regarding the second issue, when there are overlapping items, the Reporting engine cannot define which are the neighbor items, hence cannot fill the area between them. I suspect that is the reason for the blank area. You need to assure there are no overlapping items.

Let me also suggest some other approaches for creating tables with dynamic columns:

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commented on 08 Nov 2021, 01:26 PM

Hi Todor,

with a dynamic table I now achieved what I want. Thanks for the tip.

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