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Container table display
In map view, containers and agents (and their aliases) - but not ordinary notes - can display tabular summaries of their contents. Tables are drawn only if there is adequate space in the title bar area. The number of rows displayed in the table is limited by the available space; increasing the size of the note (and its TitleHeight) will increase the size of the table. Note that the container's sort order is reflected in the table.
If no TableExpression is specified but space is available in the title bar, Tinderbox displays an excerpt of the Text of the container or agent, as it does for notes.
When a table is displayed, the information in the table is determined by the expression attribute TableExpression. For example, if TableExpression is
Tinderbox will draw a two-column table containing the Name and WordCount of the first few children of the container. The "|" character (often called a vertical bar or pipe) separates the columns of the table.
Optional column headings may be specified in the string attribute TableHeading. Again, columns should be separated by a "|".
The left column (table and heading) is always left-aligned with all other columns being right-aligned.
For agents, the table is shown beneath the title whilst the viewport remains above.
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