Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

messagebox size?

Posted on 2006-06-16
3
475 Views
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
Hi

I do

MessageBox.Show("No response from " + listBox1.SelectedItem.ToString(), "Warning", MessageBoxButtons.OK, MessageBoxIcon.Warning);

but sometimes listBox1.SelectedItem is quite long (over 30 characters)

And this seems to make the messagebox massive (way bigger than required)

Is there a way to avoid a lot of whitespace?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:boofulls
3 Comments
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
pgloor earned 20 total points
ID: 16919237
Idea: Split your message (e.g. into word tokens) and add a NewLine after any 50 characters or so, before showing the message on the screen.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

const int LINE_SIZE = 50; // Max # of characters / line
String message = "No response from " + listBox1.SelectedItem.ToString();
string output = "";
String [] wordTokens = message.Split(new Char [] {' '});
int count = 0;
foreach (String token in wordTokens) {
  if (count + token.Length > LINE_SIZE) {
    output += Environment.NewLine + token;
    count = token.Length + 1;
  } else {
    if (output.Length == 0) {
      output = token;
      count = token.Length + 1;
    } else {
      output += " " + token;
      count += token.Length + 1;
    }
  }
}
MessageBox.Show(output, "Warning", MessageBoxButtons.OK, MessageBoxIcon.Warning);
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Postgres Monitoring System

A PHP and Perl based system to collect and display usage statistics from PostgreSQL databases.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
send messages to whatsapp programatically 2 62
Why does my excel data start at B1 instead of A1. 9 91
Printing 1 58
Adding items to a C# list incrementally 5 30
Calculating holidays and working days is a function that is often needed yet it is not one found within the Framework. This article presents one approach to building a working-day calculator for use in .NET.
Performance in games development is paramount: every microsecond counts to be able to do everything in less than 33ms (aiming at 16ms). C# foreach statement is one of the worst performance killers, and here I explain why.
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…

856 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question