TextField

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Supported platforms: Platform android.pngPlatform ios.pngPlatform mac.pngPlatform pc.pngPlatform html5.pngPlatform winrt.pngPlatform win32.png
Available since: Gideros 2011.6
Inherits from: Sprite

Description

The TextField class is used to create objects for text display.

Examples

Example 1: bitmap font.

local font = Font.new("myfont.txt", "myfont.png") -- you need to add your bitmap font
local textfield = TextField.new(font, "some text")
stage:addChild(textfield)
textfield:setText("some other text") -- change the text


Example 2: default font.

-- to use the default font, pass nil value for the font parameter
local textfield2 = TextField.new(nil, "some text with default font")
stage:addChild(textfield2)


Example 3: TTFont.

local font = TTFont.new("fonts/Tahoma.ttf", 32, "", true, 1) -- you need to add your .ttf font
local text = TextField.new(font, "This is a text")
text:setPosition(100, 100)
stage:addChild(text)


Example 4: colored text.

local text = TextField.new(nil, "This is a \e[color=#f005]semi transparent red\e[color] text")
text:setPosition(32, 64)
stage:addChild(text)



Methods

TextField.new creates a new TextField object with the specified font and text
TextField:getLayout Retrieve the layout parameters of this Textfield
TextField:getLetterSpacing returns the letter-spacing property which is used to increase or decrease the space between characters in a text
TextField:getLineHeight Get line height
TextField:getPointFromTextPosition returns the coordinates from a given offset within the text
TextField:getSample get string that was used as sample for determining line height
TextField:getText returns the text displayed
TextField:getTextColor returns the color of the text in a text field in hexadecimal format
TextField:getTextPositionFromPoint returns the offset into a text from x,y coordinates
TextField:setFont set font to use
TextField:setLayout Change the layout parameters for this TextField
TextField:setLetterSpacing sets the letter-spacing property which is used to increase or decrease the space between characters in a text
TextField:setSample Set string that will be used as sample for determining text's line height
TextField:setText sets the text to be displayed
TextField:setTextColor sets the color of the text in a text field in hexadecimal format

Events

Constants