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Stored procedures
Warning
From version 24, Ellipse is kept for backward compatibility. This function is replaced by Ellipsis.
..Ellipsis is used to find out and modify the management mode of ellipsis in:
  • a Static control,
  • an edit control,
  • a List Box control,
  • Versions 17 and later
    Windows a Combo Box control,
    New in version 17
    Windows a Combo Box control,
    Windows 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: "...". ..Ellipsis is used to add these characters.
For example:
Ellipsis at the end of caption
Ellipsis in the middle of caption
Versions 23 and later
Reports and Queries This property is now available for the reports.
New in version 23
Reports and Queries This property is now available for the reports.
Reports and Queries This property is now available for the reports.
Example
// Change the management mode of ellipsis in EDT_MyControl
IF EDT_MyControl..Ellipsis = ellipsisEnd THEN EDT_MyControl..Ellipsis = ellipsisPath
Syntax

Finding out the management mode of ellipsis Hide the details

<Result> = <Control name>..Ellipsis
<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 name>: Character string (with or without quotes)
  • Name of window control that must support the ellipsis:
    • Static control,
    • Edit control,
    • Button,
    • List Box control,
    • Versions 17 and later
      Windows Combo Box control,
      New in version 17
      Windows Combo Box control,
      Windows 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.

Modifying the management mode of ellipsis Hide the details

<Control name>..Ellipsis = <New ellipsis management mode>
<Control name>: Character string (with or without quotes)
  • Name of control that will manage the ellipsis:
    • Static control,
    • Edit control,
    • Button,
    • List Box control,
    • Versions 17 and later
      Windows Combo Box control,
      New in version 17
      Windows Combo Box control,
      Windows 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.
<New ellipsis 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

..Ellipsis should not be used in a List box control with an horizontal scrollbar:
  • Either the horizontal scrollbar is used to view the entire row.
  • Or ..Ellipsis is used. The row is truncated but the horizontal scrollbar becomes useless.

Limits

Minimum version required
  • Version 9
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