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Minimum width for labels by EProbst


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Type: Suggestion
ID: 718010
Opened: 1/11/2012 6:35:16 AM
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The starting point of the first control (not the label) in a screen row for a group layout is determined by the length of the longest label in this group. If this length is different for different group layouts , there will be no alignment for the first fields in the different group layouts.
Adding blanks to the lengthen the label does not work, they get stripped on display.
At the group layout level, a property "maximum label width" does exist
if there were somehting like a "minimum label width" that would help.
Or better (because more flexible) , the possibility to set a label width for the control itself.
(see thread http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/de-DE/lightswitch/thread/e3494a33-91d8-4ad9-b096-1d9d46551ae9 for more)
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Posted by Microsoft on 1/18/2012 at 10:10 AM
Thank you for your feedback. Currently, controls and their labels line up if they are in the same container (e.g., RowsLayout, ColumnsLayout, etc.); otherwise, there is no way to keep the width of the labels consistent if they’re not under the same container. We are tracking this issue, and are considering it for a future release.
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