How to prevent images from resizing in a table cell?

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I would like to create a table that has a list of dots. I don't know ahead of time how many dots I have, but if they overflow the cell, I want them to wrap, just like text would. My code is something like this:

PdfPTable table = new PdfPTable(1);
table.setTotalWidth(new float[]{80});
table.setLockedWidth(true);
Phrase listOfDots = new Phrase();
for (int i = 0; i < 40; i++) {
  listOfDots.add(new Chunk(pdf.correct, 0, 0));
  listOfDots.add(new Chunk(" "));
}
table.addCell(listOfDots);
outerCell.addElement(table);
The dots wrap, like I expect, but they don't all have the same size. There are 7 rows of 5 dots each, and all 35 dots have the same size. The last row of 5 dots are roughly half the size of the others. Is there a way to make all the images the same size?

Posted on StackOverflow on Aug 20, 2015 by D. Cooper

Please take a look at the ImagesInChunkInCell example. Instead of a bullet, I took the image of a light bulb.

Images in cell
Images in cell

In iText 7 this code works correctly:

Image image = new Image(ImageDataFactory.create(imgSrc));
image.setAutoScaleHeight(false);
Table table = new Table(new float[]{120});
Paragraph listOfDots = new Paragraph();
for (int i = 0; i < 40; i++) {
    listOfDots.add(image);
    listOfDots.add(new Text(" "));
}
table.addCell(listOfDots);

This line prevents that the image is scaled:

image.setAutoScaleHeight(false);

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