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On 08/04/2010 at 09:31, xxxxxxxx wrote:
Cinema 4D Version:
I'd like to be able to show a long string in a dialog element, with word wrapping where required. The static text element doesn't wrap, but the edit box, set to multiline, does - except that it displays a cursor, which implies that the user can edit the text (not so in this case).
I tried disabling the edit box to get rid of the cursor but that also disables the scroll bars, which is not useful. The MULTISTRING custom gui sounds like what I want, but there's little or no documentation and I can't find anything in the various customgui header files in the API; nor can I find an SDK example where it's used.
I tried using it anyway but although I can insert one with ResEdit, nothing shows up when I add some text using SetString(); and I can't get a pointer for it using FindCustomGui() because there's no plugin ID in the docs.
Anyone have any ideas about solutions for this one? I've tried my own solution with a GeUserArea but it's not wildly successful and I don't want to keep on with it if I've missed an obvious solution
On 09/04/2010 at 01:30, xxxxxxxx wrote:
The MULTISTRING custom GUI is for STRING edit fields only.
I am afraid you have to write your own multi line custom GUI.
On 09/04/2010 at 01:55, xxxxxxxx wrote:
Thanks Matthias. At least I know that I'm not wasting my time by writing my own - I'll just have to iron out the remaining bugs in it