Multi paragraph text in .str files

On 21/10/2016 at 05:12, xxxxxxxx wrote:

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Cinema 4D Version:   R18 
Platform:   Windows  ;   
Language(s) :     C++  ;


Can I have a text paragraph as STATICTEXT in a NodeData plugin ?
I have tried using \n but it doesn't work.

Thank you.

On 24/10/2016 at 01:57, xxxxxxxx wrote:


in your resource file you'd use a STRING with CUSTOMGUI MULTISTRING. Additionally add the READONLY flag to mimic the static text behavior.
Like so:


Inside of the string you can use the pipe symbol ("|") for newline.

On 10/08/2017 at 18:53, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Hi all,

Andreas, is still valid the pipe symbol for the newline?

Thanks in advance

On 11/08/2017 at 02:17, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Hi Renato,

I'm not aware of any changes on our end. But as you are asking, you are probably having problems with it?

On 11/08/2017 at 09:21, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Hi Andreas,

yes, i'm trying to output some lines to:

adding the Pipe Symbol.. but the output is with pipe instead a newline:

here the example:
Grid Name: density - Grid Class: unknown | Grid Name: temperature - Grid Class: unknown | Grid Name: v - Grid Class: unknown |

would be good to have:
Grid Name: density - Grid Class: unknown
Grid Name: temperature - Grid Class: unknown
Grid Name: v - Grid Class: unknown

On 11/08/2017 at 18:07, xxxxxxxx wrote:

If you create the string in your code, you need to use
actual newlines.

On 11/08/2017 at 19:49, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Hi Niklas, what do you mean with "actual newline" ?
I tried to construct my string with '\n' without luck.

On 12/08/2017 at 17:59, xxxxxxxx wrote:

I'm sorry... but maybe too hot in the brain.

Thanks all for your time :)

On 14/08/2017 at 08:49, xxxxxxxx wrote:


just for future readers, as it might not be completely clear: When setting a multi-line string parameter via code, one needs to use newline '\n' to add additional lines. While in the string file it is the pipe symbol '|'.

I will add this information also to one of the code examples.

On 14/08/2017 at 09:57, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Thanks Andreas :)

On 25/08/2017 at 11:56, xxxxxxxx wrote:

I was just giving this a try in a c4d_strings.str stringtable. I get the string with the Pipe symbol still in
the text (using GeLoadString in Python), rather than it being replaced by a newline. Does this only work
in C++ or in description/dialog stringtables?


On 29/08/2017 at 08:20, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Hi Niklas,

indeed GeLoadString() does not care for line wraps, neither in C++ nor in Python.
A small helper function could look like this:

static String GeLoadStringUpd(Int32 id)
	Int32 i;
	String str = GeLoadString(id);
	for (i = str.GetLength() - 1; i >= 0; i--)
		if (str[i] == '|')
			str.Delete(i, 1);
			str.Insert(i, GeGetLineEnd());
	return str;

On 30/08/2017 at 02:31, xxxxxxxx wrote:

for me, \u000d works to create a line break in a str file.