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Available since: Gideros 2017.10
Class: TextField


Change the layout parameters for this TextField Layout parameters can contain the following fields:

  • w,h: Width/height of the area to layout the text in
  • flags: A or combination of FontBase.TLF_xxx constants instructing how to layout the text
  • letterSpacing: The space to add between each letter of the text
  • lineSpacing: The space to add between each line of the text
  • tabSpace: The size of a tab in space characters increment, default to 4 if unspecified
  • breakChar: A string that will be inserted to indicated broken words
  • alignX,alignY: relative alignment of the text inside its cell. Defaults to 0.5,0.5. Since 2020.7


layout: (table) Layout parameters


-- a string variable
local mystring = "Some very long text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Sed non risus. Suspendisse lectus tortor, dignissim sit amet, adipiscing nec, ultricies sed, dolor."

-- the text field with default system font
local textfield = TextField.new(nil, mystring)

-- we set the string that will be used as sample for determining text line height

-- then we set the layout: width, height, line spacing and justify center
textfield:setLayout( {w=200, h=100, lineSpacing=7, flags=FontBase.TLF_CENTER} )

-- finally, we set the text position and add it to stage
textfield:setPosition(50, 50)