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paul orsillo
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paul orsillo asked on 12 Jan 2011, 11:12 PM
I have a user notes gridview that in each row displays an entry date in one cell and note text in another cell. The note text can be long so I would like to display a long note truncating them with an ellipsis  if it exceeds a max length . This truncation is for display only the actual text is preserved in its entirety.

When the user clicks the cell (going into edit mode) the entire note can be viewed and  edited in place.

 I tried a  value converter but it converts the value regardless of whether the cell is in edit mode or not. 

Is there a way to do this without writing a custom column? That seems like overkill. 

Thank you,
 Paul Orsillo

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Vlad
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answered on 13 Jan 2011, 08:04 AM
Hello,

 Have you tried TextTrimming column property? 

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answered on 13 Jan 2011, 02:50 PM
Hi Vlad, 

Yes I have tried TextTrimming and it is almost sufficient.  I can set a width. But I haven't found a way to set the height. My cell AcceptsReturn so the are line feeds in the string.   What I think I want is something like a cell width of 200  but a row height no higher than one or two lines.  

Thank you,
 Paul
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Vanya Pavlova
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answered on 17 Jan 2011, 04:16 PM
Hello paul orsillo,

 
Why not define the MaxHeight property for theTextBox that resides in GridViewDataColumn's CellEditTemplate as demonstrated below:

<telerik:GridViewDataColumn.CellEditTemplate>
    <DataTemplate>
        <TextBox AcceptsReturn="True" MaxHeight="50" Width="200" Text="{Binding Property2}"/>
    </DataTemplate>
</telerik:GridViewDataColumn.CellEditTemplate>


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answered on 17 Jan 2011, 05:44 PM
Yes. This did it.

Thank you,
 Paul 
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