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  1. Qt
  2. QTBUG-80599

Wrap text in tags like pre when explicit width is set



    • Type: Suggestion
    • Status: Reported
    • Priority: Not Evaluated
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 5.13.2
    • Fix Version/s: None
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    • Environment:

      This seems to affect every platform, i.e. Windows, Linux and even SailfishOS, although that probably doesn't count as an official platform.

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      When you have rich text in a Text element (and variations), text inside a tag like <pre> isn't wrapped. While this is can be considered expected behavior, since a <pre> tag contains pre-formatted text, this often leads to text leaving the bounds of Text element, often even leaving the window. I would expect there to be some kind of switch in Text-like components to wrap every text to be contained inside of it. This only seems to be an issue with Text.RichText, StyledText seems to actually wrap. Since I need to render text from external sources, like Reddit or other sites that format their comments as html, I need to currently replace every <pre> tag with <pre style="white-space: pre-wrap>, which is error prone and because I need some features not available in StyledText, I need to use RichText.

      Example code:

      import QtQuick 2.2
      Text {
       width: 200
       wrapMode: Text.Wrap
       textFormat: Text.RichText
       text: "<pre>This is a very long text in a pre tag</pre>"


      Could something be added to force the text content to respect the width specified or is that maybe even a bug in the rich text support?

      Alternatively, is there a way to optionally add horizontal scrollbars, when a pre text makes the actual text wider than the specified width?

      Thank you,


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              qt.team.quick.subscriptions Qt Quick and Widgets Team
              deepbluev7 Nicolas Werner
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