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multiline label and ellipsis("...") when text does not fit, wrap property


when I have a label which is not big enough to store the text then I can setup my label to put ellipsis ("...") at the end of the text automatically. This can be done with settings:

label.wrap = Off




So when I have very long piece of text  (e.g. "very long text. Very long text"). it just shows, e.g. : 

Very long t...

What I want to achieve is to have the same behavior but for multiple lines (e.g. 2 lines) of text.

I created label which is 3 times as height and I put the same settings (label2.wrap = Off  label2.autoHeight=Off)

Unfortunately this does not work and only single line of text is being displayed (ended with ellipsis). 





Does anyone know how this can be achieved?





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A canvas-apps component that will solve your issue is available for FREE on the community gallery.   In fact, Emmanuel Gallis (aka R3dkap) has a bunch of awesome components there worth checking-out 🙂


Link to component:


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hi @mdevaney 

thanks for this, it is interesting and potentially it might help creating working solution, but I am afraid a lot of effort would be required. Problem with multiple lines is that you never know how powerapp will divide the sentence into multiple lines. Usually powerapp is trying to not divide words if possible, unless your label is very narrow. It would be a lot of hassle to divide the sentence programatically into lines (by adding line feed into the string) to have full control over it and then to add "..." at the very end. 

I was hoping there is some easier way of doing this, maybe someone else might help here? Thanks for your suggestion.

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If(Len(ThisItem.Arm_Sl_Name) >= 70; Replace(ThisItem.Arm_Sl_Name; 70; Len(ThisItem.Arm_Sl_Name)-69; "..."); ThisItem.Arm_Sl_Name)

This formula in labels works, you only show the number of chars you want and then  the "...".
The "70" you have to change for the number you want, depending on the width.
Hope it helps

Advocate I
Advocate I

Hi. I solved this for using the following
If(Len(ThisItem.Title)>45, Concatenate(Left(ThisItem.Title,45),"..."),ThisItem.Title)

Assuming the field is called ThisItem.Title and the length limit is 45 characters

Advocate I
Advocate I

@gbux I tried this and it worked awesome... great idea, too! Thanks!

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