Datatable - Full window width

Datatable - Full window width

LuddeLudde Posts: 43Questions: 11Answers: 0

Hello All,

I need the help from you!. I would like to recreate a table. After I have done this, the datatable dose not take up full width of the window (see picture).

I use fixedheader and fixedcolumns, and it is due to these settings. But it is strange because it works first time I load the table. Maybe I do not destroy the previous table correct?

This is how I destroy the old table:

if ($.fn.DataTable.isDataTable('#idTable')) {
$('#idTable').DataTable().destroy();
}
$('#idTable').empty();

I have created an example (http://live.datatables.net/zenogaze/1/edit)

1) Start the example. Maximize the window
2) Press table2
3) Minimize the table
4) => you got window scrollers and the extra space to the right of the datatable

What can I do to make this work? Destroy the table in another way?

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  • colincolin Posts: 15,226Questions: 1Answers: 2,593

    It looks like you may have posted a bad link, that's not loading for me I'm afraid - https://live.datatables.net/zenogaze/1 .

    Could you take a look and repost, please,

    Colin

  • LuddeLudde Posts: 43Questions: 11Answers: 0
    edited February 2022

    Hello Collin,

    Sorry, this links works for me:http://live.datatables.net/zenogaze/1/edit Do you think this is the same problem regarding the other issue I notice with the fixedheader? Sandy locked into that.

    Do I destroy the table correct?

    It was the dot at the end :)
    /L

  • colincolin Posts: 15,226Questions: 1Answers: 2,593

    Thanks for the test case, I can run it, but I'm not clear what the issue is from that - it appears to be working as expected for me. Please can you give step by step instructions on how to reproduce, saying what is happening and what you would like to happen instead.

    Colin

  • LuddeLudde Posts: 43Questions: 11Answers: 0
    edited February 2022

    Hello Colin,

    I will try :)

    1) Open a new tab in crome (I see the same in edge)
    2) Maximize the tab
    3) Paste the link http://live.datatables.net/zenogaze/1/edit
    4) Press table2
    5) Minimize the tab
    6) Now you see that the datatable is not taking up full with of the window. I would expect the datatable to take up the full width of the window.

    NOTE1: IF I remove fixedheader/Fixedcolumn I do not get this behaviour

    NOTE2: You get this behaviour only if you remove the table when the window is maximized.

  • LuddeLudde Posts: 43Questions: 11Answers: 0

    Hello Colin,

    Could you reproduce the behaviour? I think it has to be something that when I destroy the table, everything is not destroyed? Do I destroy the table correct?

    /L

  • colincolin Posts: 15,226Questions: 1Answers: 2,593

    I just tried, on Ubuntu in Chrome 98.0.4758.80 and FF, and I'm not seeing the problem. For me, Table 2 is always full width. Are you on Windows?

    Colin

  • LuddeLudde Posts: 43Questions: 11Answers: 0
    edited February 2022

    Yes, on windows. Do you you want me to do a video? (I send you a link with a video)

    Have you checked the window scroller?

    Windows10
    Crome: Version 98.0.4758.82 (Officiell version) (64 bitar)

  • LuddeLudde Posts: 43Questions: 11Answers: 0

    I see the beahaviour on another window10 computer as well.

  • allanallan Posts: 62,497Questions: 1Answers: 10,264 Site admin

    I'm not seeing it either - it is always full width for me. I'll try it on a Windows machine later when I get home.

    Allan

  • LuddeLudde Posts: 43Questions: 11Answers: 0

    Thanks Colin/Allan. Allan: I send you the link to the video as well.

    Cheers L

  • colincolin Posts: 15,226Questions: 1Answers: 2,593

    Got it, thanks, I've reproduced it, that video help. The issue only occurs when the panels inside the live.datatables.net are resized, otherwise the horizontal scroll bar doesn't appear.

    The steps are as follows (on Chrome/Ubuntu too):

    1. Full screen the browser
    2. Run with JS
    3. Resize the Output panel
    4. Click on Table 2
    5. Come off of full screen
    6. Now the horizontal scrollbar on the bottom of the Output panel appears

    We'll take a look and report back,

    Colin

  • LuddeLudde Posts: 43Questions: 11Answers: 0

    Thanks Colin. Hopefully there are a solution to it.

  • allanallan Posts: 62,497Questions: 1Answers: 10,264 Site admin
    Answer ✓

    Got it in the end :). Turns out the easiest way to reproduce the error was:

    1. Load the page
    2. Make the output view wider
    3. Change to table 2
    4. Make the output view narrower

    The reason for that is that we us masking elements with FixedColumns - and they need to be absolutely positioned. When mixed with FixedHeader, they get cloned - those cloned elements were not getting removed on destroy - resulting in a "hidden" element that is position off screen and forcing the width of the document.

    So the fix is in FixedHeader. The nightly will be up to date with that fix in the next 5 minutes :).

    Thanks for your help in tracking this error down.

    Allan

  • LuddeLudde Posts: 43Questions: 11Answers: 0

    Thank you very very much Allan and Collin! You are very helpful!

    Ofcourse I will try to help when I found something that is not correct.

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