[SailfishDevel] Image + text element, or a non-rectangular text field possible in silica?

szopin at gmail.com szopin at gmail.com
Mon Jan 6 19:31:01 UTC 2020

Ok, so scrolling the whole panel is the way to go, thanks!


On Monday, 6 January 2020, David Llewellyn-Jones wrote:
> On 06/01/2020 21:00, szopin at gmail.com wrote:
> > Picture will probably illustrate what I mean easier:
> > https://i.imgur.com/IKyMnAV.png
> The pictures are definitely helpful!
> > This is a self-expanding TextArea as you type, but it will happily go
> > over the screen size and there is no way to get the text at the
> > beginning into focus, I'm probably missing some super obvious way to
> > avoid this? The only way I found to force scroll option was
> > hardcoding its height which is noy pretty.
> I could be misunderstanding completely (especially since you mention in
> your other email about it being in a docked panel, and I'm not sure
> whether that might affect things).
> I think the usual way would be to place the TextArea inside a
> SilicaFlickable with SilicaFlickable.contentHeight set to
> TextArea.contentHeight (or possibly TextArea.implicitHeight or
> TextArea.height). If you include other stuff/padding inside the
> flickable you'll need to take that into account too.
> You can then set the height of the SilicaFlickable to the height
> available on the screen to allow scrolling of everything inside it.
> The notes app does something like this. It's not a great example because
> there's a lot going on, but it might help:
> Line 160 sets the contentHeight:
> /usr/share/jolla-notes/pages/NotePage.qml
> David
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