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Subject: Re: BOY number representation & display scaling
From: Paul Sichta <psichta@pppl.gov>
To: "Chen, Xihui" <chenx1@ornl.gov>
Cc: "tech-talk@aps.anl.gov" <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2013 13:36:19 -0500
Xihui,
Ahh, 'Auto-Zoom to Fit All'  did the trick.  Text and widgets shrunk
with window size.

-ps


On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 11:20 AM, Chen, Xihui <chenx1@ornl.gov> wrote:
> Hi Paul,
>
>>1) Using BOY, I want large numbers to be displayed with no comma.
>>e.g.  145,123 I want to display as 145123
>
> The default numeric format depends on your OS locale setting, e.g. LC_NUMERIC. Unfortunately, I found that most locales use comma as thousands separator. See http://lh.2xlibre.net/values/thousands_sep/
>
> This should not be a problem in our next release since we are porting BOY to use PVManager. In PVManager, it doesn't use locale settings, so there won't be thousands separators anymore. For example, 12345678.123.
>
>
>>2) With medm, when I resized a display's window the entire display
>>scaled.  With BOY this is not the behavior - you just shrink the
>>visible portion of the display.  To shrink/enlarge/scale the entire
>>display takes several steps and the F8 key.  Is there a trick or
>>setting to rescale the entire display - widgets, text, objects?
>
> You can try the "Auto Zoom to Fit All" property or "Auto Scale Widgets" property of the Display.
>
>
>>Does a WebOPI display behave any differently in this regard?
>
> No, there is no difference on zoom/scale behaviors.
>
>
>>I was very impressed with how quickly I was able to adl2boy our 400
>>medm displays.  Most needed a tweak (compound visibility rule) and
>>some wouldn't convert (shell script launcher?)  but basically they all
>>worked. adl2boy worked on my 32-bit RHEL5 Basic_EPICS but not on my
>>64-bit RHEL_5.
>
> We should thank John Hammonds from APS for his excellent work on adl2boy!
>
>>I tried to drag
>>the display's tab out of the window but this didn't work.  I also
>>thought a right-click option to 'detach' would also be useful ...I
>>know  I know, if I want that feature then code it up  :).  But my
>>window resize/rescale issue remains.  The operators are used to this
>>feature.
>
> There is an "Open OPI in View" widget action that can open an OPI in detached view. I don't know if that can meet your needs.
>
> Thanks,
> Xihui

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