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bug #38509: Multiline text not supported with uicontrol of type editable text field

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Wed 13 Mar 2013 03:47:11 PM UTC  
Category:  Plotting with OpenGL Severity:  1 - Wish
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Feature Request
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  Closed Release:  dev
Operating System:  Any

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Sun 19 Apr 2015 08:11:42 PM UTC, comment #3:

Closing report as fixed.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Mon 13 Apr 2015 08:30:15 PM UTC, comment #2:

Now both uicontrols show 3 lines of text, due to this cset:

May I close the report?

Pantxo Diribarne <pantxo>
Project Member
Sat 29 Mar 2014 10:06:14 PM UTC, comment #1:

Thanks for your bug report. The qt toolkit is now merged into the development version of Octave for the 4.0 release. I can confirm your report on Linux, although there is a slight typo. With the fixed version of your example below, the resulting panels show the same results for either a cell array or a string matrix (strings joined with vertical bar).

Is this the expected behavior in Matlab when an array of strings is given as the String property for an edit uicontrol? The public documentation does not say anything about a string matrix or cell array. In other words, is this a feature request or a Matlab compatibility issue?

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Wed 13 Mar 2013 03:47:11 PM UTC, original submission:

The following results in the text being displayed all on one line instead of multiple lines, as expected:

When using a cell array of strings, it displays everything onto one line and when using a string matrix, it doesn't display anything at all (see attached screenshot).

This is with Octave 3.6.2 and the Qt graphics toolkit.



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file #27601:  uicontrol_edit_txt_bug.jpg added by None (27KiB - image/jpeg)


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    Sun 19 Apr 2015 08:11:42 PM UTC mtmiller StatusWorks For Me => Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    Mon 13 Apr 2015 08:30:15 PM UTC pantxo StatusNeed Info => Works For Me
    Sat 29 Mar 2014 10:06:14 PM UTC mtmiller CategoryPlotting => Plotting with OpenGL
        Severity3 - Normal => 1 - Wish
        Item GroupNone => Feature Request
        StatusNone => Need Info
        Release3.6.2 => dev
        Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows => Any
    Wed 13 Mar 2013 03:47:11 PM UTC None Attached File- => Added uicontrol_edit_txt_bug.jpg, #27601

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