Subject Re: [IBO] Problem with AutoLabels
Author Mark Pickersgill
I have a reply and a file to send to you that should resolve your
issues, however, your yahoo email doesn't seem to work. Is there another
email address I can send it to?

Can contact me directly if need be.


Steve Fields wrote:

>Good. Now try all of these steps with AutoLabel.Kind set to albTop.
>I forgot to put that one step in. The default Spacing is set to 3
>which places the label a little high above the edit field. And this,
>of course, flops over when using a albLeft configuration.
>(And, BTW, when you set the Kind to albLeftCenter the height of the
>label is still affected by the margin value.)
>Set it with the minimum of components following:
>TIB_Connection: with a link to any database
>TIB_Query: with any sql statement giving some data
>TIB_Datasource: linked to the TIB_Query
>TIB_Edit1: linked to the TIB_Datasource and any field
>TIB_Edit2: linked to the TIB_Datasource and any field
>1 and 2 both set to albTop.
>Set the edit area to smaller than the label's width.
>Do with TIB_Edit2 all of these:
>1. Truncates.
>2. albTrimX = True. No truncation.
>3. Use TIB_Edit1 as Model for the AutoLabel.
> TIB_Edit1 AutoLabel truncates again.
>4. Set albTrimX on TIB_Edit1 to true.
> TIB_Edit2 still truncated.
>Also, in addition to these things, changing other
>settings for the autolabel does not make the
>_children_ follow suite. Margin, etc.
>Conclusion: Any model causes truncation on albTop with or
>without albTrimX set to true. Without a model it still
>truncates albTop, but with albTrimX set to true it does
>not truncate.
>All in all, though I like the changes, just wasn't ready
>for them. Could you add a couple of more settings in the
>types. This would take care of my problems, possibly others
>also: albTopLeft, albLeftTop.
>Will you be in _charge_ of maintaining this part of the
>IBO code base in the future?
>In my past usage of IBO products I tried to leave all of
>the stuff under-the-hood alone as it worked perfectly for
>what I needed. My major draw to Jason's product was the
>different functions that had to do with the appearance
>of the controls, etc. So these changes affected my user
>base more than whether everything was faster or not. :\
>Steve Fields