TimeTracker Updated - Dealing with long strings in Flex DataGrids

I’ve updated TimeTracker again. This version includes the code fixes by Sid Wing (thanks!) which was part cleanup and a fix to the mx:Legend. I agree with Sid’s comment that the docs could certainly be clearer.

I also removed the ‘Enter key submits hours’ thing so folks could enter multiline task descriptions. This is where I ran into an issue with the Flex DataGrid. It refused to correctly render the text in a readable format. Thanks to Scott Stroz for pointing out the variableRowHeight attribute for Flex DataGrids.

<mx:DataGrid id="todayshours" dataProvider="{todaysHoursData}" width="100%" height="100%" sortableColumns="true" variableRowHeight="true">

Oh my sweet little adorable Flex DataGrid, is there anything you cannot do?

I also added word wrap to the description columns as well as sorting. (Although I bet date sorting isn’t quite right.)

Next up is the CSV export. After that is done I plan on releasing the code to RIAForge since there seems to be some interest.<p>Download attached file.</p>

Raymond Camden's Picture

About Raymond Camden

Raymond is a developer advocate. He focuses on JavaScript, serverless and enterprise cat demos. If you like this article, please consider visiting my Amazon Wishlist or donating via PayPal to show your support.

Lafayette, LA https://www.raymondcamden.com