Sunday, January 9, 2011

AS3 DataGrid component: Part 6

In this tutorial we will learn how to change the height of rows in a data grid and enable text word-wrapping.

This is how it is going to look:

To change the height of rows, you can use the rowHeight property of the grid:

myGrid.rowHeight = 40;

To make the text in a collumn multiline, you'll need to create a custom cell renderer and apply it to the collumn. I apply the wordWrapCellRenderer class to my col_job column:

col_job.cellRenderer = wordWrapCellRenderer;

Now, the class itself:


import fl.controls.listClasses.CellRenderer;
import flash.text.TextFormat;
import flash.text.TextFormatAlign;

public class wordWrapCellRenderer extends CellRenderer
private var tf:TextFormat;

public function wordWrapCellRenderer()
tf = new TextFormat();
tf.align = TextFormatAlign.CENTER;

override protected function drawLayout():void
textField.wordWrap = true;

As you can see, we simply set the wordWrap property of the cell's textfield to true. Remember that you can also make new lines manually using "\n", for example: "First line\n Second line\n Third line".

Here's the final code in the .fla:

import fl.controls.dataGridClasses.DataGridColumn;

myGrid.setSize(300, 100)

var col_name:DataGridColumn = new DataGridColumn("Name");

var col_age:DataGridColumn = new DataGridColumn("Age");
col_age.sortOptions = Array.NUMERIC;

var col_job:DataGridColumn = new DataGridColumn("Job");
col_job.cellRenderer = wordWrapCellRenderer;


var textFormat1:TextFormat = new TextFormat();
textFormat1.size = 16;
textFormat1.color = 0x333333;
textFormat1.bold = true;
textFormat1.font = "Arial"

myGrid.setStyle("headerTextFormat", textFormat1);

var textFormat2:TextFormat = new TextFormat();
textFormat2.size = 10;
textFormat2.font = "Verdana"

myGrid.setRendererStyle("textFormat", textFormat2);

var myData:Array = [{Name: "John Jenkins", Age: "31", Job: "Shop manager's assistant"},
{Name: "Anna Watson", Age: "28", Job: "Doctor"},
{Name: "Susan McCallister", Age: "29", Job: "Chef"},
{Name: "Joe Thompson", Age:"32", Job: "Janitor"},
{Name: "Bob Anderson", Age:"31", Job: "Bank assistant"},
{Name: "William Thompson", Age:"2", Job: "Little kid"},
{Name: "Oscar Anderson", Age:"3", Job: "Little kid"}];

myGrid.dataProvider = new DataProvider(myData);
myGrid.rowCount = myGrid.length;
myGrid.rowHeight = 40;

Thanks for reading!


AS3 DataGrid component: Part 1
AS3 DataGrid component: Part 2
AS3 DataGrid component: Part 3
AS3 DataGrid component: Part 4
AS3 DataGrid component: Part 5
AS3 DataGrid component: Part 7
AS3 DataGrid component: Part 8
AS3 DataGrid component: Part 9
AS3 DataGrid component: Part 10
AS3 DataGrid component: Part 11
AS3 DataGrid component: Part 12
AS3 DataGrid component: Part 13
AS3 DataGrid component: Part 14
AS3 DataGrid component: Part 15
AS3 DataGrid component: Part 16


xinlouis said...
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xinlouis said...

Nice tutorial, thanks for all parts.

Jignesh Dedhia said...

Scene 2, Layer 'Layer 1', Frame 2, Line 16 1120: Access of undefined property wordWrapCellRenderer.

pls help

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