2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 18, 2009 9:08 AM by Mike6679

    datagrid verticalAlign headerText

      Hi everyone, i'm wondering how to vertical align my header text in a datagrid component. I can easily align the text in my cells using the verticalAlign style, but the header doesnt have such a style so it doesnt work. I've tried extending the DataGridHeader class, but I don't know how to set the DataGrid component to use my DataGridHeader as the header renderer. Also I'm missing a DataGridHeaderRenderer class, has any1 had any experience with this ?

      P.S. The AdvancedDatagrid does have a verticalAlign style name that does work for the header too, but do I really have to buy flex charting to align my header text vertically while I can align the text inside the cells perfectly?
        • 1. Re: datagrid verticalAlign headerText
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          • 2. Re: datagrid verticalAlign headerText

            create a renderer for your column header:



               <dataGrid x="23.5" y="105.9" width="400" height="346"  id="datagrid_codes"
                            verticalGridLines= "false"
                             horizontalGridLines= "false"
                             headerHeight =   "{DATAGRID_HEADER_HEIGHT}"
                             rowHeight = "{DATAGRID_ROW_HEIGHT}"
                            <mx:DataGridColumn wordWrap="true" headerText="Keyword" dataField="keywords"  
                            <mx:DataGridColumn wordWrap="true" headerText="Category" dataField="name"
                            <mx:DataGridColumn headerText="Code" dataField="code"





            /////////// RENDERER/////////////



            package action.datagrid
            import mx.controls.Label;




            public class dataGridHeaderRenderer extends Label


                import flash.events.MouseEvent;
                import mx.events.DataGridEvent;
                import mx.controls.DataGrid;
                import mx.controls.dataGridClasses.DataGridColumn;
                import mx.controls.dataGridClasses.DataGridListData;


                private var _data:DataGridColumn;
                public function dataGridHeaderRenderer()
                override public function set data(value:Object):void
                     _data = value as DataGridColumn;


                     text = DataGridListData(listData).label ;


                     //so we can center the Column Name vertically

                    //can pu this in contructor as well...
                     setStyle("paddingTop", 6 /* or compute this value*/);