You want to adjust the width of a menu to accommodate the widest menu item.
Create and invoke a
Both combo boxes and list boxes default to a width of 100 pixels, and
they do not automatically resize to fit their contents when you
populate them. Therefore, the text of menu items wider than 100
pixels is cut off. Although the menu components offer no documented
means of adjusting the width to fit the contents, there are several
undocumented properties you can use to create a custom method that
sizes the menus appropriately. Menu components (list boxes and combo
boxes) are subclasses of
Therefore, if you add a custom
FSelectableListClass, it is
accessible to both list boxes and combo boxes.
Furthermore, all objects derived from
FSelectableListClass have three undocumented
properties that are valuable in calculating the necessary width to
accommodate all the menu items:
An array of string values displayed in the menu when the menu is populated from the Parameters panel at authoring time.
A reference to a
DataProvider object that is
created when the menu is populated at runtime by the
setDataProvider( ) method. It has an
items property that is an array of objects with
label properties (yielding the needed string
A reference to the
TextFormat object used to
format the menu items.
You can use these properties ...