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Bug 94048 - Components do not size correctly
Summary: Components do not size correctly
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: obsolete
Classification: Unclassified
Component: visualweb (show other bugs)
Version: 5.x
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P3 blocker (vote)
Assignee: Peter Zavadsky
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-02-02 19:43 UTC by bugbridge
Modified: 2007-02-02 19:43 UTC (History)
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Description bugbridge 2007-02-02 19:43:08 UTC
Original Target Release: mako_dev; Suggested Target Milestone : Dev

>Log Session: Friday, January 27, 2006 8:32:12 AM CET
>System Info:
  Product Version       = Java Studio Creator 2 (version 060120)
  Operating System      = Windows XP version 5.1 running on x86
  Java; VM; Vendor      = 1.5.0_04; Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM 1.5.0_04-b05; Sun
Microsystems Inc.
  Java Home             = C:\Program Files\Sun\Creator2\java\jre
  System Locale; Encod. = fr_FR (rave); xyNNNNNN
  Home Dir; Current Dir = C:\Documents and Settings\xxxxxxxx; C:\Program
  IDE Install; User Dir = C:\Program Files\Sun\Creator2\platform5; C:\Documents
and Settings\xxxxxxxx\.Creator\2_0

When we put an input text component on a page without resizing it, it takes a
default size in the visual page designer, but not in the JSP. thus, when it is
displayed in the browser, it takes the browser's default size for this
component, which is different from the visual page designer default size.

Workaround : always resize a component, even if the default size suit your
needs. Resizing twice to revert to the default size is Ok:

  Bug removal : there are several ways to remove this bug :

1) Change the default size to match what is used by Firefox and IE (not very
robust because although those two browsers use the same default size, it might
be different in other browsers or futur versions.)

2) Make the default size explicit in the visual page designer AND in the JSP

3) Idem #2 plus make it equal to the default size in the main browsers (even better)

4) Idem #3 + make the default size user configurable. The best way to do this,
in my opinion, would be to register the default size when a component that was
just inserted is resized. Il would make it very easy to insert a series of
component with the same size.

Someting else that is missing is a way to easily insert a series of identical
components. Here are two suggestions :

1) When the user clicks on a component in the palette and then in the page, the
mouse pointer should remain the cross, making it possible to click several time
and insert several components without returning to the palette. Pressing ESC
(for example) would return to the default mouse pointer.

2) I should be possible to drag/duplicate instead of drag/move. A good solution
would be to use Ctrl+drag to duplicate.

This bug can be reproduced always.