[Urwid] problem with fixed Pile

Ian Ward ian at excess.org
Tue May 3 21:50:20 EDT 2011

On 05/02/2011 10:42 AM, s.wypler at online.de wrote:
> Hi there,
> my intention is to create a table with a fixed table head that keeps its position when the user scrolls trough it.
> I achieved it by putting 2 ListBoxes in a Pile. The first ListBox contains the headlines (6 lines to be exact) and I passed it with a fixed height to the Pile. The second list box contains the data where the user can scroll over.
> That works pretty well except the console is resized to a height smaller than the fixed height of the table head.
> The error is:
> "WidgetError: Widget<Pile selectable widget>  rendered (78 x 7) canvas when passed size (78, 6)!"

Yes, that looks like a Pile bug.

> What can I do to save it from crashing?
> any ideas to create this layout in a better way?

I'm not sure I understand exacty what you mean, would you post a short 
example that demonstrates your layout?


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