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Formatting Syntax

built_in:text

Text control

(Information and examples taken from the DroidScript documentation)

Description

Create Text objects using the CreateText method of the app object:

txt = app.CreateText( text, width, height, options );

You can use the “Multiline” option to allow multi-line text and the “Left” or “Right” options to align the text. The default is single line centered text.

Use the SetText and GetText functions of the Text object to set and get it's text.

Example - Single line

function OnStart()
{
  lay = app.CreateLayout( "Linear", "VCenter,FillXY" );
 
  txt = app.CreateText( "Hello" );
  txt.SetTextSize( 22 );
  lay.AddChild( txt );
 
  app.AddLayout( lay );
} 

You can change the look of a Text using the SetBackColor and SetTextColor functions on the Text object.

Example - Multi line

function OnStart()
{
  lay = app.CreateLayout( "Linear", "VCenter,FillXY" );
 
  txt = app.CreateText( "Hello\nWorld", 0.8, 0.2, "Multiline" );
  txt.SetTextSize( 12 );
  txt.SetTextColor( "#ff6666ff" );
  txt.SetBackColor( "#ffffffff" );
  lay.AddChild( txt );
 
  app.AddLayout( lay );
}

You can also set a background image/pattern or background gradient for the Text using the SetBackground and SetBackGradient functions. See Layouts for examples of how to use these functions.

Methods

Some controls use the same methods.
For examples of the same methods look here.

Method Description
Text.Destroy()
Text.GetAbsHeight()
Text.GetAbsWidth()
Text.GetHeight()
Text.GetLineCount()
Text.GetLineStart( line )
Text.GetLineTop( line )
Text.GetMaxLines()
Text.GetPosition()
Text.GetText()
Text.GetTextSize( mode )
Text.GetType() Returns “Text”
Text.GetVisibility()
Text.GetWidth()
Text.Release()
Text.SetBackColor( color )
Text.SetBackGradient( color1,color2,color3,p4,p5,p6,p7 )
Text.SetBackGradientRadial( x,y,r,color1,color2,color3,p7 )
Text.SetBackground( imagefile,options )
Text.SetEllipsize( mode ) Shorten long text with “…” mode=“Start”,“Middle”, “End” or “marq
Text.SetFontFile( file )
Text.SetHtml( html )
Text.SetMargins( left,top,right,bottom )
Text.SetOnLongTouch( callback )
Text.SetOnTouch( callback )
Text.SetOnTouchDown( callback )
Text.SetOnTouchMove( callback )
Text.SetOnTouchUp( callback )
Text.SetPadding( left,top,right,bottom )
Text.SetPosition( left,top,width,height )
Text.SetScale( x,y )
Text.SetSize( width,height )
Text.SetText( text )
Text.SetTextColor( color )
Text.SetTextShadow( radius,dx,dy,color )
Text.SetTextSize( size,mode )
Text.SetTouchable( touchable )
Text.SetVisibility( HideShow )

Options

Option Description
AutoScale reduces text size to fit if needed
Bold Write bold Text
FontAwesome Use this to display Icons
from this inbuilt font
Html
Left
Multiline
Right
NoWrap
Log Log=='multiline,left,nowrap'
built_in/text.txt · Last modified: 2016/04/29 23:05 by 58.96.146.120