Using tables in a document can be a powerful tool to structure data, create flexible lists like in reports or to align and format text.
In contrast to other rich edit controls, TX Text Control's implementation is feature-complete:
This article is a link and article collection of the most helpful samples and tricks to get most out of this helpful feature.
Inserting a Page Break in the Middle of a Table
When pressing CTRL-ENTER while the input position is in a table, a page break is inserted automatically. To simulate this behaviour programmatically, you need to split the table first in order to insert a page break using the Selection class:
textControl1.Tables.GetItem().Split(TXTextControl.TableAddPosition.After); textControl1.Selection.Text = "\f";
How to Format Selected Table Cells
The shipped dialog box can be used to modify the cell formatting of selected table cells. This following article shows how to format selected cells using the API instead of the dialog box:
How to Clone a Table Row
This article shows how to clone a specific table row without adding a new table row and copying the cell's content. The solution is quite easy. You can simply select the complete table row in order to save the row to memory using Selection.Save. On loading it again, the new table row will be added at the current input position. Same results, but much easier. Here is the full article:
Converting a Table to Text
Thanks to TX Text Control's easy-to-use Table and TableCell classes, converting a table into normal text is quite easy to solve. The following article shows how to convert every 1-dimensional (not nested) table to normal text.
Bound Tables: A Class to Fill and Format Tables Easily
TX Text Control offers a very powerful set of features to insert and manipulate tables. Every table cell can be formatted using the TableCell class. This sample introduces a class that can be created with a DataTable in it's constructor. The table adapts the structure of the table automatically and populates it's rows with the content from a database.
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