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How to count character in a textbox, xbap application

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I have textbox that have fixed size in GUI and I need to know how many character I can put into it.

For example, the textbox can contain 5 character in GUI and I wan to check if this string "234567.333" is not to large for the textbox, if it is then I wan to highlight the textbox.text = "#####" (like exel).

Is there any easy way to count how many character a fixed size textbox can contain? Cant use Graphics.MeasureString method cause it is a xbap application.
Oct 26 '09 #1
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Is the font also a fixed width, like courier?
If you are using a variable width font like Ariel then the short answer is 'no'.

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Oct 26 '09 #2

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The font is arial or times
Oct 26 '09 #3

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Those are both proportional-width fonts. (Not fixed width)
So you can't predict the number of characters that will fit since more skinny characters will fit than fat characters.
Oct 26 '09 #4

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What you might be able to do, and I stress *might* (because I don't really know much about XBAP other than what I just wikipedia'd right now), is write to a hidden auto-size label object and see if the width of that label is larger than your text box (ie, pixel width).

I know, I know, total hack (if it even works) but hey, it never hurts to try and be creative :D
Oct 27 '09 #5

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