jit.cellblock questions

    Apr 04 2006 | 12:51 am
    We are creating a mapping system (something ala matrixctrl) with jit.cellblock and have a couple of questions (or possibly feature requests):
    - Would it be possible to display text vertically in the cells? This would be very useful to reduce the width of the columns with long headers.
    - Would it be possible for cells to automatically resize to the maximum width of the text in the cells?
    Thanks, ARJ'

    • Apr 04 2006 | 2:25 am
      Moving this thread to Jitter. Remember, please post Jitter-related questions to the proper forum/thread.
    • Apr 04 2006 | 6:38 am
      AFAIK jit.cellblock is in the standard Max distribution. There is nothing Jitter-related in Alexander question.
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    • Apr 04 2006 | 3:14 pm
      You're right, and after discussing it with Joshua, we felt it could go either way (in either jitter or maxmsp). In the future, I'll pay more attention to message context. My apologies for any inconvenience.
    • Apr 24 2006 | 5:10 pm
      Sorry - I just realized that I'd not responded to this. I'm fresh off my most recent baby-birth (#3 in 5 1/2 years...), and am still a little frazzled.
      Vertical text would be difficult since we are currently using text editing/displaying routines provided by the operating system. Earlier versions of cellblock used home-grown versions that didn't handle multi-byte characters very well. So, for now, the answer to vertical text is "no".
      Automatic resizing is an iffy proposition, since it can really mess with the geometry of the overall cellblock. So, for example, if you have a few thin columns, then started typing in one to expand it, you will have several jerky redraws where scrollbars appear and resize, cells get occluded and ordinary size limits are exceeded. I'm going to think on this one for a while, but for right now it will have to go in the research bin.
      [ddg] Darwin Grosse