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J2ME Polish 2.4 Documentation
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The TableItem allows you to organize data in tabular form. It will automatically scroll sideways if it doesn't fit on the screen.


Two table items in a Form.
The above tables have been designed with this CSS code:

.defaultTable {
	padding: 3;
	padding-horizontal: 6;
	font-color: gray;
	font-size: small;
	background {
		type: round-rect;
		color: #dfdfaa;

.defaultTable:hover {
	padding: 1;
	padding-vertical: 3;
	border {
		type: round-rect;
		width: 2;
		color: #333;

.heading {
	font-color: #333;
	font-style: bold;
	font-size: small;

.centeredCell {
	padding: 0;
	font-color: gray;
	font-size: small;
	layout: center;

If the line color is not specified programatically or using CSS, the font-color will be used by default.

Use these attributes to design the TableItem:


You can create tables in different ways:

Static Tables

You can specify the dimension of the table in the constructor and then specify each cell:

//#style defaultTable
table = new TableItem(3, 2);
//#style centeredCell
table.set( 1, 0, "1,0");
//#style centeredCell
table.set( 2, 0, "2,0");
//#style centeredCell
table.set( 0, 1, "0,1");
//#style centeredCell
table.set( 1, 1, "xxxx1,1");
//#style centeredCell
table.set( 2, 1, "2,1");
 // set the line color to black:
table.setLineStyle( TableItem.LINE_STYLE_SOLID, 0x000000 ); 
this.form.append( table );

Using TableData

You can also construct a table using de.enough.polish.util.TableData. This can be useful as you can easily persist the data or send it over the network.

TableData data = new TableData(3,2);
data.set( 1, 0, "1,0");
data.set( 2, 0, "2,0");
data.set( 0, 1, "0,1");
data.set( 1, 1, "xxxx1,1");
data.set( 2, 1, "2,1");
//#style defaultTable
table = new TableItem(data);
this.form.append( table );

Dynamic Tables

You can also use the addColumn(), addRow(), removeColumn(int column) and removeRow( int row ) method in either TableItem or TableData for dynamically constructing a table on by one:

//#style defaultTable
table = new TableItem();
Object[] data;
while ( (data = getNextData()) != null ) {
	int row = table.addRow();
	for (int i=0; i<data.length; i++ ) {
		if (i  >= table.getNumberOfColumns() ) {
		table.set( i, row, data[i] );

TableItem Contents

You can add any Object as well as Items into a TableItem. Objects are converted into StringItems by calling their respective toString() method.

Sample Application

Please compare the tableitem sample application for a full example.


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