4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 23, 2012 8:22 AM by Torben Seebach RSS

    Font font font

    Torben Seebach



      I've got some generic and I hope usefull extensions almost ready. But I still miss the last piece in the puzzle: Font properties.


      Can someone tell me how to load any of the default font values, either on a document or object level into my extension so every user does'nt need to hack the typeface?


      I'm sorry that I've posted this question the third time now, but the stuff that goes on the market needs work properly.


      Thanks for any suggestions!

        • Re: Font font font
          Nicole Smith

          This is how I've been handling fonts in extensions (see attachment).

          • Re: Font font font
            Alexander Karlsson

            There is no documented method in the API to access the default font options set in the qvw.

            I've forwarded the question internally to see if there is any decent hack floating around, i.e unsupported.


            Or do you only want to re-use the PropertiesFont.qvpp dialog?

            • Re: Font font font
              Torben Seebach

              Hi Nicole and Alexander,


              Nicole, I will test your trick as soon as I get home. Looks promising - I guess that would use the Document Settings. That would be a great improvement.


              Alexander, since the Font and Caption boxes are there by default, I'd definitely prefere to use them. I've just not been able to figure out how call them. I've tried all sorts of stuff to dump out the "this" object but all attemps have crashed my browser. I expect they must be in there somewhere!


              I would prefere that the object I'm creating would get these properties by default, and that I simply could add some bold formatting where needed. A lot of the extensions I've seen are really hard to implement in a nice layout without having to hardcode all the fonts.

              • Re: Font font font
                Torben Seebach

                I FOUND IT!!! WUHUUUUUU!!!

                            for (prop in this.Layout.Style) {
                               alert(prop + ' = ' + this.Layout.Style[prop]);
                          fontfamily = this.Layout.Style.fontfamily;
                          fontsize = this.Layout.Style.fontsize+'px';
                          fontstyle = this.Layout.Style.fontstyle;
                          fontweigth = this.Layout.Style.fontweigth;
                          textdecoration = this.Layout.Style.textdecoration;

                I used the above for loop to loop the properties, and found the Style under Layout which has what I was looking for. If you change the font settings on the object properties the variables change! Wuhu!!


                There seems to be an error in the dokumentation for this.


                this should be