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From Scott Lanham <li...@sael.com.au>
Subject Re: TableView in a ScrollPane
Date Wed, 26 Aug 2009 03:01:49 GMT
One of the problems I have always had with creating UI's has been dealing with 
variations in font sizes across different systems. Best practice for me is if I 
can write a UI without specifying a single dimension in pixels. So any feature 
that can give automatic or relative sizes is a very good thing :-)

On Wed, 26 Aug 2009 12:49:24 pm Todd Volkert wrote:
> > Oh and it would be a very cool thing if the TableView could support
> >
> >> automatic
> >> widths :-)
> >
> > By "automatic", do you mean "size to fit"? In other words, make the
> > column width the max. width of all the cells in a particular column?
> >
> > If so, we don't currently support that. We could conceivably do so by
> > supporting a value of -1 for column width (like TablePane columns), but
> > we didn't think there was a strong use case for that. TablePanes
> > generally have a small number of rows, so calculating this width doesn't
> > impose a performance penalty. However, TableViews are intended to display
> > a large number of rows and it could be costly to determine this value.
> >
> > On the other hand, if you know you are only going to have a small number
> > of rows in your TableView, it might be a useful feature. Please feel free
> > to submit a feature request for this (in JIRA).
> There's also been talk a long time ago about adding the ability for
> the user to double-click in between column headers to size the column
> to fit.  This wouldn't impose a big performance penalty because it
> would be a one-time hit, as opposed to something that were calculated
> every time the
> TableView were asked for its preferred size.  Would this feature meet your
> needs here?
> > Greg

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