how to force clipping or wrapping?

Discussion in 'ASP .Net' started by Steve, Jan 21, 2004.

  1. Steve

    Steve Guest

    I just noticed a bug on my site where if someone enters a continuous string
    of characters like

    and I have that being rendered into a table with a width set to say.. 100,
    it will stretch the table to fit all those characters. Enforcing characters
    wouldn't really work cause the cell is allowed to wrap, they can enter a ton
    of text if they want to, but when there are that many characters next to
    each other... it breaks it. I know I could sit there and count characters
    and watch for spaces and determine when something smells bad, but there must
    be an easier way to do this.

    I have tried explicitly setting the <td> to the desired width, that won't
    stop it either.

    Any ideas?

    Steve, Jan 21, 2004
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  2. I'm afraid the method you described ("sit there and count characters
    ....") is the only way.

    Kevin Spencer
    ..Net Developer
    Microsoft MVP
    Big things are made up
    of lots of little things.
    Kevin Spencer, Jan 21, 2004
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  3. Steve

    Guogang Guest

    A textarea with cols='50' may solve your problem.
    Or style: STYLE="word-wrap:break-word;"
    Guogang, Jan 21, 2004
  4. Steve

    Steve Guest


    That worked perfect! It only works in IE, but, to be honest...... for this
    site I don't care.

    Thanks for the tip!
    <TD width="300" style="word-wrap:break-word">
    Steve, Jan 22, 2004
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