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Wrap text is not working with read only mode in grid



Application screen has a section within a grid.
The section has a textarea where wrap text is enabled.
At runtime if text is entered without any break ( <br>) or enter /new line </n> the words are not getting wrapped up properly at read only mode.

Steps to Reproduce

1.Create a grid
2. Put a text area control on one of the cell of the grid
3. Add some long content on it without breaking the line

Root Cause

The root cause of this problem is a defect in Pegasystems’ code/rules. The
white-space style attribute in the grid under read only was getting defaulted to noWrap thereby causing the issue.


Follow the below step to resolve the issue :

1) The TextArea should be given a new class name, say 'dataValueWrite.readOnlyContent' , under "Cell read-only classes" field in the "Presentation tab" of its property panel. Find below screenshot


2) Add the below style block in the userworkform / custom stylesheet of the application --

white-space: normal;


Published January 31, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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