Address Dialog - Spacing of Controls

Description

The spacing of controls on a dialog is controlled by the height and width of a "standard" row and column. The size of this "standard" row and column is, in turn, controlled by the default font used for static text on the dialog. Using the {Ysize=} and {Xsize=} commands, you can alter the spacing of controls on a dialog. The syntax for these commands is:

{Ysize=rows}
{Xsize=characters}

For example, the command {Ysize=2} changes the default vertical spacing between controls to two rows. You can specify fractional rows. For example, {Ysize=1.5}. The command {Xsize=2} changes the default horizontal spacing between controls to two characters.

You must not leave a space on either side of the '=' sign.

The following script uses the {Ysize} command to increase the default spacing of controls from the height of one "standard line" to the height of two "standard lines":

result=ui_dlg_box("Title",<<%dlg%
{ysize=2}
First name:| [.32firstname];
Last name:| [.32lastname];
Address 1:| [.32address1];
Address 2:| [.32address2];
City:| [.32City];
State:| [State];
Zip:| [Zip];
{lf};

%dlg%)

This script produces this dialog:

Limitations

Desktop applications only.

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