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Posts: 34
Registered: ‎12-20-2010
My Device: DevAlpha Beta 2
My Carrier: Orange

TextField hintText on 2 lines

Hello everyone,


I'm facing a little problem on my Blackberry 10 Cascade app.

I have a TextField and the hintText is a little bit too long to fit into the TextField.

Instead of being cut at then end (which would be the behaviour I expected), the hintText is split in 2 lines (the second line being cut since it doesn't fit in the TextField in height).

I could change my hintText so that it fits but the TextField can be resized in my UI. Plus, I would like to have something that works great for all screen sizes.


Anybody has a solution ?


Thank you!

Posts: 1,524
Registered: ‎12-18-2012
My Device: Z30, Z10 LE, DevAlpha C, PlayBook

Re: TextField hintText on 2 lines

Hint text is best suited for short hints. I usually place long descriptions below TextField in a Label with gray color and smaller font like in device Settings menus. The label can be multiline.


To simplify reuse I created a CustomControl subclass which contains a title, a textfield (or another control) and a description with 3 setters: setTitle, setValue, setDescription. When title is empty, the title label is hidden etc.


Andrey Fidrya, @zmeyc on twitter