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Warning
From version 24, Ellipse is kept for backward compatibility. This property is replaced by Ellipsis.
The Property Ellipse allows to know and modify the ellipse management mode 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: "...". The Property Ellipsis allows you to add these characters.
For example:
Ellipsis at the end of caption
Ellipsis in the middle of caption
Java The Property Ellipsis is only available on the Label and Input fields.
Versions 23 and later
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
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.
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 SAI_MonChamp.Ellipse = ellipsisEnd THEN SAI_MonChamp.Ellipse = ellipsisPath
Syntax

Finding out the management mode of ellipsis Hide the details

<Result> = <Control used>.Ellipse
<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.
Java This property is available for Static and Edit controls.

Modifying the management mode of ellipsis Hide the details

<Control used>.Ellipse = <New 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.
Java This property is available for Static and Edit controls.
<New 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

It is not recommended to use the Property Ellipsis in an List Box control with horizontal lift:
  • Either the horizontal scrollbar is used to view the entire row.
  • Either the Property Ellipsis is used. The row is truncated but the horizontal scrollbar becomes useless.

Limits

  • The Property Ellipsis cannot be used on an edit control RTF or RTF label.
  • If the Property Ellipsis is used on a multi-line table column, the multi-line mode will be disabled.
  • The Property Ellipsis is not taken into account when using functions for drawing in the list boxes and combo boxes.
  • Java This property is available for Static and Edit controls.
  • Universal Windows 10 App This property is available for the reports only.
Minimum version required
  • Version 9
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