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From Greg Brown <gk_br...@verizon.net>
Subject Re: The patchwork that is Pivot layout
Date Fri, 18 Mar 2011 22:24:04 GMT
> I'm clearly misunderstanding something here.   Try running this toy example:
> 
> <Window title="Preferred size example" maximized="true"
>   xmlns="org.apache.pivot.wtk">
>   <TablePane>
>     <columns>
>       <TablePane.Column width="100" />
>       <TablePane.Column width="1*" />
>     </columns>
>     <TablePane.Row height="80">
>       <Border preferredWidth="50" preferredHeight="20" styles="{backgroundColor:'blue'}"/>
>       <Label styles="{wrapText:true}"
>         text="Why is the blue box to my left 100px wide instead of its requested 50px,
and 80px high instead of 20?" />
>     </TablePane.Row>		
>   </TablePane>
> </Window>
> 
> Why does TablePane override the preferred size of the Border element? 

Because you gave the first column and row an explicit size. Try removing width="100" and height="80"
(or replace them with width="-1" and height="-1"). That will tell the column and row to use
their default sizes.



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