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Measure length of string in Inches [message #283663] Tue, 27 November 2007 21:42 Go to next message
shivaram9
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Hi All,

Is it possible to measure the length of a string in inches or centimeters.

my requirement is to modify the width of a text box in form based on the string size, so i want to measure the length of string in inches or centimeters or ....

Could any one help me with this.

Thanks,
Shiva
Re: Measure length of string in Inches [message #283665 is a reply to message #283663] Tue, 27 November 2007 22:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
BlackSwan
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It is easier to calculate the length when a fixed sized font is involved as opposed to a proportional font.
Re: Measure length of string in Inches [message #283727 is a reply to message #283665] Wed, 28 November 2007 01:01 Go to previous message
Littlefoot
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Not to mention different font size; string written with Arial size 8 is not as long as the one written with Arial size 12. Also, screen resolution plays a role here as well; the same string, written with the same font (and same size) will look differently on 800x600 and 1280x1024.

So, what is, exactly, length in inches? If you can establish the environment (non-proportional font (Courier, for example), fixed font size (10, for example), screen resolution (1024x768, for example)), then you *might* be able to calculate string's length.

I have never tried to do that, but - sounds interesting.
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