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Offline billhsln

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Manually modify positions and sizes
« on: November 25, 2017, 02:44:07 PM »
Is it possible to change the positions and sizes of objects under IWB+?  I can't seem to get the positions and sizes exactly as I would like using the mouse.  So I was wondering if it is possible to manually fix/change the numbers some where and then have them displayed correctly on the screen.

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Re: Manually modify positions and sizes
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2017, 10:00:05 PM »
A multipart answer

Every control has a configurable default size.  So, when you select a control and drag it onto your form it will initially be that default size.
You can change the configurable default size at any time.
You can change the size of selected control on the form only with the mouse.
The location and size of the control currently selected is always displayed for you to see.

The location can be changed by use of the mouse.
If Snap to Grid is checked in the preferences the control will always reposition itself to the nearest gridpoint and over-ride any other repositioning command.
Grid Points will be in multiples of the numeric value entered in preferences.
Controls can be moved 1 pixel via the arrow keys
Controls can be moved 3 pixels via the arrow keys while holding the Ctrl key down

Multiple controls can be selected and moved : note the last control selected will be the control whose position and size is displayed

Hope that explains what you wanted to know Bill
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Re: Manually modify positions and sizes
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2017, 12:30:16 PM »
I did not know you could reposition via arrow keys, that should solve many of the positioning problems.  Does it also work for sizing?

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Re: Manually modify positions and sizes
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2017, 02:32:50 PM »
From above
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Every control has a configurable default size.  So, when you select a control and drag it onto your form it will initially be that default size.
You can change the configurable default size at any time.
You can change the size of selected control on the form only with the mouse.
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