Bug 287 : text-related suggestions: default textfont, console-like output, console-box, system colors accessible as variables
Last modified: 2006-02-09 13:26



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Description:   Opened: 2006-02-09 13:19
To make it even easier to pick up pricessing and produce something, I
recommend the follwoing additions:

-Have some defaults set for text (font pre-loaded, size, etc), so you don't
have to load or create a font every time you want to print something out to
the canvas.
-Have a built-in grid-based text placement system so text can be laid out
as on a TTY console, etc.
-Have a "console box" text rectangle that automatically scrolls. Every
String that is sent to it gets apended to the bottom and the older messages
scroll off the top.

-Finally, not text related, but make the background, stroke, and fill
colors accessible as variables (or document their names) so that it is
easier to revert back to a previous color after drawing something of a
different color.
Additional Comment #1 From fry 2006-02-09 13:26
if you have multiple suggestions, please file them as separate entries. there's no way i can
track these when they're all piled into a single item. especially where your fourth item has
nothing to do with the first three.

also, a search on the board will tell you that g.strokeColor and g.fillColor will give you the
previous colors.