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Stored procedures
Warning
From version 24, Ellipse is kept for backward compatibility. This property is replaced by Ellipsis.
..Ellipsis is used to find out and modify the management mode of ellipsis in:
  • a Static control,
  • an edit control,
  • a List Box control,
  • Versions 17 and later
    WINDEVWindows a Combo Box control,
    New in version 17
    WINDEVWindows a Combo Box control,
    WINDEVWindows a Combo Box control,
  • a button,
  • a Static table column,
  • Versions 23 and later
    a Static control in a report.
    New in version 23
    a Static control in a report.
    a Static control in a report.
Reminder: The ellipsis is used to indicate that a caption is too long to be entirely displayed. The following characters are added to the caption: "...". ..Ellipsis is used to add these characters.
For example:
Ellipsis at the end of caption
Ellipsis in the middle of caption
Versions 16 and later
Android This property is now available for Android applications.
New in version 16
Android This property is now available for Android applications.
Android This property is now available for Android applications.
Versions 17 and later
iPhone/iPad This property is now available for iPhone/iPad applications.
New in version 17
iPhone/iPad This property is now available for iPhone/iPad applications.
iPhone/iPad This property is now available for iPhone/iPad applications.
Versions 20 and later
Android This property is now available for table columns in Android applications.
New in version 20
Android This property is now available for table columns in Android applications.
Android This property is now available for table columns in Android applications.
iPhone/iPadJava ..Ellipsis is available for the Static controls and for the edit controls.
Android ..Ellipsis is available for the Static controls, the edit controls and the table columns.
Versions 23 and later
Reports and Queries This property is now available for reports.
Universal Windows 10 App This property is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
Universal Windows 10 App This property is available for the reports only.
New in version 23
Reports and Queries This property is now available for reports.
Universal Windows 10 App This property is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
Universal Windows 10 App This property is available for the reports only.
Reports and Queries This property is now available for reports.
Universal Windows 10 App This property is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
Universal Windows 10 App This property is available for the reports only.
Example
// Change the management mode of ellipsis in EDT_MyControl
IF EDT_MyControl..Ellipsis = ellipsisEnd THEN EDT_MyControl..Ellipsis = ellipsisPath
Syntax

Finding out the management mode of ellipsis Hide the details

<Result> = <Control used>..Ellipsis
<Result>: Integer constant
Current management mode of ellipsis for the specified control:
ellipsisPathThe "..." characters replace characters in the middle of the text. This constant should be used to display a path to a file.
ellipsisEndThe "..." characters replace the characters that cannot be displayed at the end of control.
ellipsisDisabledThe "..." characters are not used. The ellipsis is not performed.
<Control used>: Control name
  • Name of window control that must support the ellipsis:
    • Static,
    • Edit control,
    • Button,
    • List Box control,
    • Versions 17 and later
      WINDEVWindows Combo Box control,
      New in version 17
      WINDEVWindows Combo Box control,
      WINDEVWindows Combo Box control,
    • Static column
  • Versions 23 and later
    Name of Static control found in the report that must support the ellipsis.
    New in version 23
    Name of Static control found in the report that must support the ellipsis.
    Name of Static control found in the report that must support the ellipsis.
iPhone/iPadJava This property is available for Static and Edit controls.
Android This property is available for the Static controls, the edit controls and the table columns.

Modifying the management mode of ellipsis Hide the details

<Control used>..Ellipsis = <New ellipsis management mode>
<Control used>: Control name
  • Name of control that will manage the ellipsis:
    • Static,
    • Edit control,
    • Button,
    • List Box control,
    • Versions 17 and later
      WINDEVWindows Combo Box control,
      New in version 17
      WINDEVWindows Combo Box control,
      WINDEVWindows Combo Box control,
    • Static column
  • Versions 23 and later
    Name of Static control found in the report that must support the ellipsis.
    New in version 23
    Name of Static control found in the report that must support the ellipsis.
    Name of Static control found in the report that must support the ellipsis.
iPhone/iPadJava This property is available for Static and Edit controls.
Android This property is available for the Static controls, the edit controls and the table columns.
<New ellipsis management mode>: Integer constant (or combination of constants)
New management mode of the ellipsis for the specified control.
ellipsisPathThe "..." characters replace characters in the middle of the text. This constant should be used to display a path to a file.
ellipsisEndThe "..." characters replace the characters that cannot be displayed at the end of control.
ellipsisDisabledThe "..." characters are not used. The ellipsis is not performed.
Remarks

List Box control

..Ellipsis should not be used in a List box control with an horizontal scrollbar:
  • Either the horizontal scrollbar is used to view the entire row.
  • Or ..Ellipsis is used. The row is truncated but the horizontal scrollbar becomes useless.

Limits

  • ..Ellipsis cannot be used on an RTF edit control or on an RTF static control.
  • The multiline mode will be disabled if ..Ellipsis is used on a multiline table column.
  • ..Ellipsis is ignored when using the functions for drawing in the list boxes and combo boxes.
  • iPhone/iPadJava This property is available for Static and Edit controls.
  • Android This property is available for the Static controls, the edit controls and the table columns.
  • Universal Windows 10 App This property is available for the reports only.
Minimum version required
  • Version 9
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