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Archived:Incorrect values from AknLayoutUtils:LayoutMetricsRect on E71 (Known Issue)

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The AknLayoutUtils:LayoutMetricsRect() function returns incorrect values for some screen areas on the Nokia E71 and the Nokia E63. This known issue has been verified by Nokia Developer.

Article Metadata
Tested with
Devices(s): Nokia E71 (sw 100.07.76), Nokia E63 (sw 100.21.110)
Platform(s): S60 3rd Edition FP1
S60 3rd Edition FP1
Keywords: LayoutMetricsRect, EStatusPane, EControlPane
Created: mgroeber9110 (03 Dec 2008)
Last edited: hamishwillee (20 Jun 2012)


On the Nokia E71 (sw version 100.07.76) LayoutMetricsRect() returns the following incorrect coordinates:

Layout component Top left Bottom right
EStatusPane,EStatusPaneTop (0, 0) (320, -53)
EControlPane (0, 293) (320, 320)

Both the bottom right corner of EStatusPane and the vertical position of EControlPane are incorrect. However, the height of the control pane is correct.


Use coordinates of other areas which return correct values (for example, AknLayoutUtils::ENaviPane) and knowledge of screen size to adjust the bottom right corner of the status pane and to move the control pane area upwards to be aligned with the bottom of the screen:

 #include <aknutils.h>
#include <hal.h>
AknLayoutUtils::LayoutMetricsRect( AknLayoutUtils::EStatusPane,
statusPaneRect );
AknLayoutUtils::LayoutMetricsRect( AknLayoutUtils::EControlPane,
controlPaneRect );
AknLayoutUtils::LayoutMetricsRect( AknLayoutUtils::ENaviPane,
naviPaneRect );
AknLayoutUtils::LayoutMetricsRect( AknLayoutUtils::EScreen,
screenRect );
// Adjust area so that bottom aligns with bottom of screen
if( controlPaneRect.iBr.iY > screenRect.Height() )
controlPaneRect.Move( 0, screenRect.Height() - controlPaneRect.iBr.iY );
// Adjust bottom right coordinate of StatusPane rect
if(naviPaneRect.iBr.iY < 0)
statusPaneRect.iBr.iY = naviPaneRect.iBr.iY;
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