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Text fields cut off on iOS

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:27 pm
by dvermes
I'm very new to deploying iOS Apps using LiveCode. I've got it all set up at present, but the one mystery I have yet to find a solution for in these forums or anywhere else relates to text fields. I have a text field on the only card in the stack. The text fits perfectly well in that field. I used American Typewriter as the font, since that's an iOS-supported font. However, when I deploy the app to my iPhone and open it on the iPhone, the text in the field is cut off/truncated.

In the preOpenStack handler, I put:

set the fullScreenMode of this stack to "exactFit"

I can't figure out why the text fits on the stack in LiveCode, but is cut off on iOS. Does anyone knows how to resolve this?


Re: Text fields cut off on iOS

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:28 pm
by dvermes
I may have just solved my own problem. I thought maybe the default font size of 13 might somehow not work on iOS, so I changed the font size of the problematic text field to be 14. I then re-deployed the app to iOS and it appeared properly this time! I then changed the font size back to 13, redeployed again, and it still worked fine. Maybe the default properties for a text field somehow don't work right when deployed to iOS, but if you manually change those properties, then all is good? A bit of a mystery. (I'm using LiveCode 8.1.3, by the way, since that's the most recent stable version and I'm using it with the students in my Intro to Computer Science class).

Re: Text fields cut off on iOS

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:34 pm
by Klaus
Hi dvermes,

glad you could solve this issue!
If you can reproduce this, please consider to create a bug report here:

Thank you!