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Draws text into a miniwindow
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long WindowText(BSTR WindowName, BSTR FontId, BSTR Text, long Left, long Top, long Right, long Bottom, long Colour, BOOL Unicode);
This draws some text in miniwindow.
Note that changes to miniwindows will not become visible until the output window is redrawn. This happens when new (visible) lines arrive from the MUD, or if you call WindowShow, or Redraw.
This function does not do anything special for newlines, carriage-returns, tabs etc. Probably a box or graphical character will be drawn if you attempt to use them. To handle changing lines you will need to do a second WindowText with the Y (Top) parameter increased. To handle tabbing you would need to increase the X (Left) parameter.
WindowName - the name of an existing miniwindow.
FontId - a font id that you have loaded.
Text - the text to be drawn (maximum of 8192 characters)
Left, Top, Right, Bottom - describes the rectangle to be drawn.
Colour - what colour to draw the text in (RGB)
Unicode - if true, the text is Unicode text in UTF-8 format
For more information, see:
Available in MUSHclient version 4.34 onwards.
WindowText (win, "f", "Quest Log",
5, 10, 0, 0, -- rectangle
false) -- not Unicode
WindowText (win, "f2", "MUSHclient",
5, 40, 0, 0, -- rectangle
false) -- not Unicode
If successful, returns the number of pixels the text took horizontally. Thus, by adding that to the "Left" parameter, you can draw some more text to the right of what was just drawn.
If unsuccessful, returns a negative number as follows:
-1 : That window name does not exist
-2 : That font was not loaded
-3 : For Unicode, invalid UTF-8 sequence
See Also ...
(GetDeviceCaps) Gets screen device capabilities
(SetCursor) Changes the shape of the mouse cursor
(TextRectangle) Specifies the size of the rectangle in which text is displayed in the output window.
(WindowAddHotspot) Adds a hotspot to a miniwindow
(WindowArc) Draws an arc in a miniwindow
(WindowBezier) Draws a Bézier curve in a miniwindow
(WindowBlendImage) Blends an image into a miniwindow, using a specified blending mode
(WindowCircleOp) Draws ellipses, filled rectangles, round rectangles, chords, pies in a miniwindow
(WindowCreate) Creates a miniwindow
(WindowCreateImage) Creates an image in a miniwindow
(WindowDelete) Deletes a miniwindow
(WindowDeleteAllHotspots) Deletes all hotspots from a miniwindow
(WindowDeleteHotspot) Deletes a hotspot from a miniwindow
(WindowDragHandler) Adds a drag handler to a miniwindow hotspot
(WindowDrawImage) Draws an image into a miniwindow
(WindowDrawImageAlpha) Draws an image into a miniwindow respecting the alpha channel
(WindowFilter) Performs a filtering operation over part of the miniwindow.
(WindowFont) Loads a font into a miniwindow
(WindowFontInfo) Returns information about a font
(WindowFontList) Lists all fonts loaded into a miniwindow
(WindowGetImageAlpha) Draws the alpha channel of an image into a miniwindow
(WindowGetPixel) Gets the colour of a single pixel in a miniwindow
(WindowGradient) Draws a gradient in a rectangle
(WindowHotspotInfo) Returns information about a hotspot
(WindowHotspotList) Lists all hotspots installed into a miniwindow
(WindowHotspotTooltip) Changes the tooltip text for a hotspot in a miniwindow
(WindowImageFromWindow) Creates an image from another miniwindow
(WindowImageInfo) Returns information about an image
(WindowImageList) Lists all images installed into a miniwindow
(WindowImageOp) Draws an ellipse, rectangle or round rectangle, filled with an image
(WindowInfo) Returns information about a miniwindow
(WindowLine) Draws a line in a miniwindow
(WindowList) Lists all miniwindows
(WindowLoadImage) Loads an image into a miniwindow from a disk file
(WindowMenu) Creates a pop-up menu inside a miniwindow
(WindowMergeImageAlpha) Merges an image into a miniwindow based on an alpha mask
(WindowMoveHotspot) Moves a hotspot in a miniwindow
(WindowPolygon) Draws a polygon in a miniwindow
(WindowPosition) Moves a miniwindow
(WindowRectOp) Draws a rectangle in a miniwindow
(WindowResize) Resizes a miniwindow
(WindowScrollwheelHandler) Adds a scroll-wheel handler to a miniwindow hotspot
(WindowSetPixel) Sets a single pixel in a miniwindow to the specified colour
(WindowSetZOrder) Sets the Z-Order for a miniwindow
(WindowShow) Shows or hides a miniwindow
(WindowTextWidth) Calculates the width of text in a miniwindow
(WindowTransformImage) Draws an image into a miniwindow with optional rotation, scaling, reflection and shearing
(WindowWrite) Writes the contents of a miniwindow to disk as a graphics file
(Help topic: function=WindowText)