Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

FORM caption height

Posted on 2015-01-10
4
Medium Priority
?
250 Views
Last Modified: 2015-01-11
I've got a small FORM with a long caption. Visual FoxPro insists on truncating the caption so that it ends in "...".

Is there any way in which I can increase the height of the caption bar, in the same way that I can do this in a grid object?
0
Comment
Question by:IainMacb
[X]
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
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 30

Accepted Solution

by:
Olaf Doschke earned 2000 total points
ID: 40542958
Winforms is winforms. The OS is setting the title bar height, not VFP.

Bye, Olaf.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:IainMacb
ID: 40542991
Alas.

I'll have to find a tidy way of putting a sub-caption in the VFP space. :-)
0
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:Olaf Doschke
ID: 40543045
Well, you can get rid of the normal form look and design a form as you like, as you can set titlebar off and bordersize to 0, then draw your own, but I'd not recommend that, as you then will need to take care for the different looks on the different OSes and their different modes.

Here's an old how to: http://www.news2news.com/vfp/?example=499&PHPSESSID=e2bd859a6456446d6441a2a29e27e7e0

Instead of just a green titlebar you can also make it higher, but as said, you likely will not look like a citizen of the Windows version.

Also you can draw on any area with gdiplus, there are samples on that in the samples solution.

But the easiest thing of course is to not use the form title for such data, but the form.

Bye, Olaf.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:IainMacb
ID: 40543054
Sorted.

I've added an extra textbox control at the top of the FORM, which contains the longer version of the text that I'd wanted to have in the .CAPTION property. The extra control is read-only.

The result looks much tidier than the previous version.

Many thanks for your suggestions.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering 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

What is Waterfall Model? Waterfall model is the classic Software Development Life Cycle method practiced in software development process. As the name "waterfall" describes, this development is flowing downwards steadily like waterfall, i.e., procee…
Exception Handling is in the core of any application that is able to dignify its name. In this article, I'll guide you through the process of writing a DRY (Don't Repeat Yourself) Exception Handling mechanism, using Aspect Oriented Programming.
This course is ideal for IT System Administrators working with VMware vSphere and its associated products in their company infrastructure. This course teaches you how to install and maintain this virtualization technology to store data, prevent vuln…
In response to a need for security and privacy, and to continue fostering an environment members can turn to for support, solutions, and education, Experts Exchange has created anonymous question capabilities. This new feature is available to our Pr…

688 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