Display Device State on two lines

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Fri Apr 26, 2024 12:32 pm
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Display Device State on two lines

Currently I can only change the width of a device state field. Sometimes the text in a device state field is really long and it would be great to make it wrap around into a second line. But there is no way to adjust the height of a device state field. Any suggestions or can this be added to the feature request list.

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Fri Apr 26, 2024 1:02 pm
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Re: Display Device State on two lines

Monstergerm wrote:
Currently I can only change the width of a device state field. Sometimes the text in a device state field is really long and it would be great to make it wrap around into a second line. But there is no way to adjust the height of a device state field. Any suggestions or can this be added to the feature request list.


This is already on the request list.

One workaround that others have used is to split the text up into multiple variables then put each variable on the control page. You can create a trigger that fires when the state changes, then you'd need a script to split the string. There might be a plugin that does that, but I'm not sure (others will chime in).

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Fri Apr 26, 2024 2:44 pm
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Re: Display Device State on two lines

The Matplotlib plugin has a Multiline Text device which converts text into an image for display on a control page. It has limitations, but what's there works pretty well. For example, It's possible for the text to overflow the image -- so the default image size should be large enough to hold the longest possible string.

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