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I've got a multi line text box on one page.
when a user clicks a button on that page, it opens up another window and uses a session
to transfer the data from that textbox to a label on the new page.
is there a way to make the text fit into the size of the label.
it's just making it one long line and i need it to wrap at the end of the label.
thanks.

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Question by:Mike Miller
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by:ethoths
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Use a div (asp:panel) rather than a label and set the css overflow properties accordingly.

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by:Mike Miller
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what do i set overflow to? auto?
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by:ethoths
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It depends on what behavoiur you want. Auto is a good choice but dont forget you also have the text-overflow attribute whick you can set to elipses... That is cool because you can then use other effects to show the whole of the text when you mouseover or click for example.
 
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by:ethoths
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Here some mark up to get you started...

<div onmouseover="document.getElementById('tooltip1').style.visibility='visible';"onmouseout="document.getElementById('tooltip1').style.visibility='hidden';" style="height:20;width:100;background-color:red;overflow:hidden;text-overflow:ellipsis" nowrap >This is a long piece of test that just goes on and on.</div>
<div style="width:144;background-color:yellow;visibility:hidden" id="tooltip1">This is a long piece of test that just goes on and on.</div>
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by:Mike Miller
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ok i've got it pretty much working now. there's only one other thing. if i enter in a bunch of characters without a break in them
(i.e. wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww)
it just has one line and cuts off wherever the label ends. is there any way to force it to wrap within the label using the method above?
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ethoths earned 2000 total points
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You'll need to write some code for that one. Either server side or js can do it. Why would you ever have such a thing anyway.

IE has an elipses style. It truncates the string and appends ... to it so that it fits in the conmtainer - but that's not what you want.
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by:Mike Miller
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no i do want it to fit the container. i'm saying that a continuous string is not fitting the container. it's staying on one line and it just cuts off at the end of the width of the label. it's not really a huge deal since i doubt there will ever be a situation where a user would enter a word longer than the width of the label, it's just something i noticed and figured it could possibly become problematic somewhere down the road.
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