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icon5.gif  Setting a child of SashForm to a desired size [message #543987] Thu, 01 July 2010 09:41 Go to next message
Alexey Romanov is currently offline Alexey RomanovFriend
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EDIT: Sorry, wrong forum Embarrassed

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Re: Setting a child of SashForm to a desired size [message #544800 is a reply to message #543987] Mon, 05 July 2010 14:11 Go to previous message
Grant Gayed is currently offline Grant GayedFriend
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SashForms have public field SASH_WIDTH which you can look at.


"Alexey Romanov" <> wrote in message
>I have a piece of code which looks like this:
> SashForm sashForm = new SashForm(parent, SWT.VERTICAL);
> Composite mainPart = new Composite(sashForm, SWT.NONE);
> Composite second = new Composite(sashForm, SWT.NONE);
> sashForm.setWeights(new int[] {1, 0}); // normally the second child should
> be hidden
> // ...
> int totalHeight = sashForm.getSize().y;
> int desiredHeightOfSecond = ...;
> sashForm.setWeights(new int[] {totalHeight - desiredHeightOfSecond,
> desiredHeightOfSecond});
> However, this results in a bit smaller height than wanted, presumably
> because totalHeight includes the thickness of the separator. How can I
> find this thickness? Or is there a simpler way to achieve what I want?
> (I've tried using second.setSize(), but couldn't get it to work despite
> trying different combinations of pack and layout.)
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