forms
  1. forms
  2. FORMS-47

Support prototype strings for column and row specs

    Details

    • Type: New Feature New Feature
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 1.0.7
    • Fix Version/s: not determined
    • Component/s: core
    • Labels:
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    • Environment:

      Operating System: All
      Platform: All

    • Issuezilla Id:
      47

      Description

      Dialog Units (dlu) help a lot with resolution independent layout, or more
      precisely with adjusting the layout for different resolutions, fonts, and font
      sizes. However, we could further improve the support for precise design.

      Dialog Units are an abstraction for resolution independence. The mapping to
      pixels involves a customizable but fixed transformation factor, the dialog base
      units. This accuracy of this transformation may differ slightly for different
      column and row content. For example the strings "MOMA" and "11.1.2001" scale
      differently in different contexts. Which cannot be handled precisely with dlus.

      Measuring individual prototypes would improve this situtation. For example, one
      column could be measured using "MOMA" another with "111-345-678965".

      Internationalized applications may need to localize the prototype string. For
      example to measure a column with "Monday", "Lundi", or "Segunda Feira". And this
      localization may change at runtime, for example in Switzerland if the user
      changes from German to French while running the power plant control app that
      should not be stopped and restarted. The I18n may be handled by issue #47
      "Support for prototype string variables".

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          karsten added a comment -

          Actually the prototype value issue is issue #48.

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          karsten added a comment - Actually the prototype value issue is issue #48.
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          karsten added a comment -

          The Forms 1.2 Beta supports prototype strings.

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          karsten added a comment - The Forms 1.2 Beta supports prototype strings.

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              karsten
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