cosmetic issue with LIST's (I)

Apr 2, 2011
North Carolina, USA
v18.00.31 x64 under Windows 7

>List @listfile
press I for file information

The date/time for Last Write does not line up with the following LA or Created date/time pairs....
Apr 2, 2011
North Carolina, USA
also why would resolution matter - if the lines above and below appear fine and lined up -

So - is it VIEW that supersedes LIST ?

Charles Dye

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May 20, 2008
Albuquerque, NM
I'm pretty sure that that dialog calls MessageBox(), which just displays a string. One string. Any formatting that Rex does is done by inserting line feeds and tabs into the string. And how far right a tab takes you depends on what's to the left of it. If the text before the tab is unusually wide or unusually narrow, then the text to the right won't line up as intended. That's just the nature of the beast.

I imagine Rex could create a custom dialog, with individual text boxes for each field. Whether the more reliable formatting would be worth the time and the increased program size is a question of theology.
Apr 2, 2011
North Carolina, USA
I can't attach a photo here so what is a good image hosting site please? I'd like to show an example of the dialog...
Apr 2, 2011
North Carolina, USA
I understand that Rex - was just trying to see if the date/time rows line up for others or if it is something just about my computer. I have no others to test TCMD / LIST on.....
May 20, 2008
Syracuse, NY, USA
I've seen it too. The same thing happens to my own dialogs too, sometimes.
Windows isn't perfect when it comes to tabstops in variable pitch fonts. There are tabs (0x09) after "Last Write:" and Last Access:". With Charles's set-up (mine too) the string "Last Write:" ends right before a tabstop so the tab character does nothing.
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