[pure Lua] writing text on a button

Hello,

This time, i’m trying to put text on a button, in UI hierarchy.

I tried to start from the second sample (02_HelloGUI.lua).

I can see and click the button, but there is no text on it. I’ve browsed the Lua doc for finding method for writing text on a button (i guess it’s .text property, but i’m not sure).

Can you help me ?

Here is the code of my modified sample:

function Start()

graphics.windowTitle = "hello world"
input.mouseVisible = true
SubscribeToEvent(“KeyUp”,exit_test)

local style = cache:GetResource(“XMLFile”, “UI/DefaultStyle.xml”)
ui.root.defaultStyle = style
init_window()
init_button()
end

function init_window()
window = Window:new()
ui.root:AddChild(window)
window.minWidth = 384;
window:SetLayout(LM_VERTICAL, 6, IntRect(66, 66, 66, 66))
window:SetAlignment(HA_CENTER, VA_CENTER)
window:SetName(“Window”)
end

function init_button()
local button = Button:new()
button:SetName(“Button”)
button.minHeight = 44


– doesn’t work
local button_text = Text:new()
button_text.text = "push me"
button.text=button_text

window:AddChild(button)
button:SetStyleAuto()
end

function exit_test(eventType,eventData)
local key = eventData[“Key”]:GetInt()
if key == KEY_ESCAPE then
engine:Exit();
end
end

Thank you for reading,
Zakk.

Reading another sample (40_Localization.lua), i’ve found the solution :slight_smile:

The trick is the text has to be a child of the button.

And the Text style must be applied to the text child.

<element type=“Text”>
<attribute name=“Font” value=“Font;Fonts/Anonymous Pro.ttf” />
<attribute name=“Font Size” value=“11” />
<attribute name=“Color” value=“0.85 0.85 0.85” />
</element>

For the moment, i have not understood how to creaty the UI xml text file. Don’t tell me everything must be done by hand ! :confused: Because i can understand this for declarations like Text above, but what about that:

<element type=“ProgressBar” style=“BorderImage”>
<attribute name=“Size” value=“16 16” />
<attribute name=“Image Rect” value=“48 0 64 16” />
<attribute name=“Border” value=“4 4 4 4” />
(etc…)

Anyway , here is the correct code:

local button = Button:new()
– local button_text = Text:new()
local button_text = button:CreateChild(“Text”, “text_for_button”)
button_text.text = "push me"
button:SetName(“Button”)
button.minHeight = 44
button.text=button_text
window:AddChild(button)
button:SetStyleAuto()
button_text:SetStyle(“Text”)

The provided editor has a rudimentary support for editing UI-layout.

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