In case you do end up working on it, there is already a ticket for this in JIRA:

On May 10, 2010, at 4:00 PM, Robert Piotrowski wrote:

When I get some free time at work, I might look into making a formatted textarea that accepts markup in xhtml or xml.  I don't have the stomach for piecing together labels to create formatted text.

Or maybe I'm just too old for that....


On Mon, May 10, 2010 at 1:29 PM, Greg Brown <> wrote:
Ah, so you were not using a custom list item renderer? That makes more sense - by default, list items don't wrap.

BoxPane/separator solution sounds pretty reasonable.

On May 10, 2010, at 2:06 PM, Robert Piotrowski wrote:

I was just using the standard list items.

I think I found a decent way of making a search result list:  using a vertically-aligned and scrollable boxpane with alternating separators and text areas.  Good enough for now.

On Mon, May 10, 2010 at 11:47 AM, Greg Brown <> wrote:
They should work in ListView renderers as well. Probably has something to do with your overall renderer structure. What are you using as a base class for the renderer?

On May 10, 2010, at 12:09 PM, Robert Piotrowski wrote:

Actually, they work in TextArea, but not in Lists.

Are they supposed to?


On Mon, May 10, 2010 at 11:07 AM, Robert Piotrowski <> wrote:
in this example :

How did you get carriage-returns to show in the text area?

I tried &#13; &#10: and other things, but nothing works.