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How to align RichTextField to center?

Hey all,


Been picking at this for quite some time, using solutions found on many forums. Still unable to get it right. I have this simple about screen in my application, and i simply want all the lines of text to be centered on screen Horizontally, and Vertically too if that works. What am I doing wrong here?



package com.rim.samples.device.helloworlddemo;

import net.rim.device.api.system.Display;
import net.rim.device.api.ui.DrawStyle;
import net.rim.device.api.ui.Field;
import net.rim.device.api.ui.Manager;
import net.rim.device.api.ui.component.RichTextField;
import net.rim.device.api.ui.container.MainScreen;
import net.rim.device.api.ui.container.VerticalFieldManager;

public class AboutScreen extends MainScreen {

	public AboutScreen() {
		VerticalFieldManager vfm = new VerticalFieldManager(USE_ALL_WIDTH | FIELD_HCENTER){
			protected void sublayout(int maxWidth, int maxHeight) { 


		vfm.add(new RichTextField("Lead Developer - Xxxx Xxxxxxx", Field.NON_FOCUSABLE | 			Field.FIELD_HCENTER));
		vfm.add(new RichTextField("For Support - xxxxxxxx@gmail.com", Field.NON_FOCUSABLE | 	Field.FIELD_HCENTER));
		vfm.add(new RichTextField("Follow us on Twitter - @xxxxxxxxxx", Field.NON_FOCUSABLE | 	Field.FIELD_HCENTER));
		vfm.add(new RichTextField("Version - 1.0.0", Field.NON_FOCUSABLE | Field.FIELD_HCENTER));





Theodore M.

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Re: How to align RichTextField to center?

Could you try putting the RichTextField in a GridFieldManager?


so it would look something like


o=empty field



----- Grid Field Manager  ----




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Re: How to align RichTextField to center?

I appreciate the response, but I dont feel that would solve my problem. All i need to to is align the text in the horizontal center of the screen. There must be some error in the properties i set in my code above or something.

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Re: How to align RichTextField to center?

Try creating your RichTextField with TEXT_JUSTIFY_HCENTER (TEXT_ALIGN_HCENTER before OS 7.0) flag. FIELD_HCENTER tells the Manager where to put the field during layout. Those TEXT_ALIGN/TEXT_JUSTIFY flags tell the field how to display the text.

You might want to drop FIELD_HCENTER and use USE_ALL_WIDTH combined with that TEXT_JUSTIFY/TEXT_ALIGN flag - see what looks better.

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Posts: 142
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Re: How to align RichTextField to center?

K so i ended up solving it easily using the following property in each RichTextField object-





And that solved it all.

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Registered: ‎08-19-2010
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Re: How to align RichTextField to center?

_rtf = new RichTextField("BlueTooth connection stop...", RichTextField.NON_FOCUSABLE | RichTextField.TEXT_JUSTIFY_HCENTER);


RichTextField.TEXT_ALIGN_HCENTER is Deprecated.





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