Address Dialog - Adding Blank Lines

Description

To space out the vertical distance between controls on an Xdialog, you can insert blank lines using the '{lf};' command. This is analogous to pressing Enter on a blank line in a word processor to leave extra space between paragraphs.

It is important that the {lf}; command include the terminating ';' character. This is because Xdialog does not normally allocate any space to blank rows or cells. A blank row that is terminated with a ';' will not take up any space on the dialog. However, the {lf} command instructs Alpha Anywhere to allocate the standard line height to the blank line.

The following script puts a blank line after the Lastname row and puts two blank lines between the Zip row and the OK button:

result=ui_dlg_box("Title",<<%dlg%
First name:| [.32firstname];
Last name:| [.32lastname];
{lf};
Address 1:| [.32address1];
Address 2:| [.32address2];
City:| [.32City];
State:| [State];
Zip:| [Zip];
{lf};
{lf};

%dlg%)

This script produces this dialog:

Limitations

Desktop applications only.

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