How do I Create a user-scrollable text area for Help?

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Post » Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:28 pm

I want to create a help page layout like most iOS games I've seen where the user can simply scroll the text up and down inside a view port on the screen... or the whole screen if need be.

Is this possible?

I don't need the whole layout to scroll (like an arcade game), just let the user scroll up and down the text as they read.
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Post » Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:49 pm

never mind...

TextBox
Type: TextArea

Then set all the CSS properties for font, color, etc. in events.

Scrolling happens automatically. Thanks!
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Post » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:18 am

How did you manage to do this?
Did you do it all in C2?
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Post » Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:47 am

damjancd wrote:How did you manage to do this?
Did you do it all in C2?


Yep. Add a TextBox and then in the properties set its type to TextArea.

Then in the event page for the sheet, there is an action for setting CSS... basically you just set "color" to "white" or "background-color" to "purple" or whatever you like. "font-size", "font-weight", "border"...
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Post » Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:18 pm

@klkitchens Wait wait wait :) please. Are you saying you made a user scrollable area which scrolls down virtually through a LOT of text, while the textbox is smaller than the display size?

Is it possible to make this textbox uninteractible, except for the scrolling?
This will solve a MASSIVE problem for me if so. Not only me :)
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Post » Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:20 pm

@klkitchens unfortunately there is no transparent background on the textbox :( I can't integrate it into the game
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Post » Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:23 pm

@damjancd most of textbox visual properties you need to set by CSS

https://www.scirra.com/tutorials/624/text-input-using-textbox-and-invisible-textbox/page-3
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Post » Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:24 pm

@damjancd - Yes there is

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Post » Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:40 pm

Allright, this has the potential to soothe all my pains :) or completely remove them. I will experiment with this. Thank you guys!
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Post » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:10 pm

I've got a spectre over me, and it's haunting me, and cursing my fingers :)
Ejecta doesn't support textbox unfortunately. So I can't use this.

But I learned something today! Thanks everyone
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