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As far as I have seen, the component expands to the size needed to contain the messages therein, is it that you want it to be bigger than that? Just curious as to the use case.
As a side note, Googling for "af:messages size" finds a page titled "**BREAKING NEWS*** Keyshia Cole's New Nose" which I thought was amusing. I'm putting that in here so that people searching for Keyshia Cole's New Nose will find JDeveloper :P
I have to agree with 9 of the 14 respondents Keyshia Cole's new nose is indeed natural looking :-)
The problem we're getting is two fold:
a) Occasionally our error messages have long words, the messages tag isn't hard wrapping, and this is resulting in a horizontal scroll bar.
b) Sometimes the number of messages displayed is greater than the vertical space, so we get a vertical scroll bar.
c) Sometimes both, which looks cr@p.
The combination can make the app less user friendly as the user has trouble assessing/reading the error messages.
While we can do some minor tweaking to minimize word length and number of error messages, the preferred method would be just to increase the size of the dialog.
c) Sometimes both, which looks cr@p.That's exactly what my client is complaining.
As the monitor size is getting bigger and bigger nowadays, more and more clients were complaint about the bad UI of small error dialog with scroll bars.
Do you have found any solution for this issue?
No. I suggest you lodge an SR with Oracle Support.
You might find useful the excellent solution that is provided at the following link:
Controlling the Sizing of the af:messages Dialog
by Duncan Mills
Edited by: Panos on Apr 28, 2013 4:50 AM