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Textarea with flexible row-length, How?

wei Qiao
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Joined: Jun 19, 2000
Posts: 23
Thanks for everyone answer my previous question and it works!
Now I need to make the TextArea a little nicer to show the context and varies on the row size. My context is from the database as a String field something like this:
front: 1-2
preface: 3-9
Text: 10-190
Can I?
David Freels
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Joined: Feb 01, 2001
Posts: 102
I am pretty sure this is not possible with a textarea. Everything in a textarea is the same font and size. This may be possible using CSS, but I am not sure.
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wei Qiao
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Joined: Jun 19, 2000
Posts: 23
Thanks, david
I meant to have different row size of the textareas for different record. I build the textareas in a for loop according to the size of the resultSet. Since some record has a empty field for what should be displayed in the textarea, it's a big blank area and ugly. That's why I like to fix it.
Thanks!
Phil Hanna
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Joined: Apr 05, 2001
Posts: 118
Wouldn't an HTML table be easier to work with than a TEXTAREA here? You get the alignment and justification that you want without having to test the field widths. If you need input capability, you can put individual <INPUT TYPE="TEXT"> elements in the table cells.
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wei Qiao
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Joined: Jun 19, 2000
Posts: 23
Yes, I did put the TextArea in a table cell. I have to use TextArea because the field has multiple lines and I don't want a unwrapped display. The TextArea might show nothing and it would be nicer to be able to control it's row size.
Thanks!
 
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