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Make the TextField text to fit the TextField height
I have a problem working on
TextField, I have a fixed size for the height and the width of the TextField and I would like that the text displayed in the TextField fit that height.
Here is the problem that I have (the text in the TextField is the height) :
I have seen
fontSizeMode: Text.Fitfor Text and I would like something like this but I didn't find the equivalent for TextField, any idea?
@Mixlu have you tried:
Should work, if you have a fixed hight for your TextField
And if @J-Hilk's suggestion fails, you can use TextMetrics component.
@J-Hilk, thanks for your reply
don't work :
@sierdzio, thanks for your reply
How could I use TextMetrics ? The idea would be to create many TextMetrics and test if it fits the TextField height ?
Hm, you're right, you want something else than the usual case.
I guess you could cycle different sizes in a loop and arrive at one which fits.
don't work :
You probably need to take borders, margins and padding into account. So try something like:
font.pixelSize: height * .7
Yes you were right, some padding to take in count here.
What I have done is
padding: height*0.1 font.pixelSize: height - topPadding - bottomPadding
and it works pretty well :
Thanks for your help!
Bob64 last edited by
I faced a very similar problem to this, so this was a very useful item. However, I found that I needed some further tweaks. For some reason, adjusting by the raw padding was not sufficient to ensure the text fitted in the box, so I fudged it by scaling by 0.9:
font.pixelSize: 0.9 * (height - topPadding - bottomPadding)
I also decided on a padding to height ratio of 0.15 but that was just my preference.
One difference I notice between Windows and Linux is that Linux seems to be adding extra padding at the bottom despite the
bottomPaddingbeing reported as equal to the
topPadding. I see this extra space with and without centred vertical alignment though maybe I saw a marginal improvement with the alignment set.
Note the cursor height on Linux. I'm not sure how much one can read into it, but it seems to me that it does not seem to be aware of that space at the bottom of the text.
A final observation is that the default padding was 6, independent of height (at least for the range I tried). This is pretty big for a moderate sized text field. As a relative newbie, I guess I wouldn't really have expected to have to mess with the default padding on a text field unless I had some special requirement. A lesson learned!