[Laszlo-user] problem "passing" attributes

Henry Minsky henry.minsky at gmail.com
Tue Mar 14 16:57:39 EST 2006

<text resize="true"> maybe?

By default text doesn't autosize it's width, but the "resize" parameter is
supposed to
make it recompute it's width when the text changes.

On 3/14/06, William Krick <wkrick at eio-online.com> wrote:
> I have a class that wraps a text control.
> I want to be able to set the text on an instance of the class and have it
> affect the text attribute of the inner text control.
> The code below demonstrates what I'm trying to do.  Note that while it
> almost works, the text gets cut off.  It appears that the inner text
> control
> is using some sort of default width instead of sizing to the text.
> What is the "correct" way to code something like this in laszlo?
> <canvas width="500" height="300">
>   <class name="label" extends="view" bgcolor="yellow" height="22">
>     <attribute name="text" type="string" value=""/>
>     <text y="2" text="${parent.text}"/>
>   </class>
>   <view width="250" height="24" bgcolor="black">
>     <label x="1" y="1" width="248" text="ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ"/>
>   </view>
> </canvas>
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Henry Minsky
Software Architect
hminsky at laszlosystems.com
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