SuperCollider CLASSES

StaticText

A view displaying non-editable text
Inherits from: TextViewBase : View : QObject : Object
Subclasses: QStaticText

Description

A view displaying non-editable text

Class Methods

Inherited class methods

Undocumented class methods

*new (parent, bounds)

*qtClass

Instance Methods

Data

-string

-string = text

The text displayed by the view.

Arguments:

text

A String.

-object

-object = obj

From superclass: TextViewBase

If -setBoth is true, setting this variable also sets -string to the value interpreted as String.

Arguments:

obj

Any object, typically one which makes sense to display as a string, such as a Float.

-setBoth

-setBoth = value

From superclass: TextViewBase

A variable stating whether setting -object will also set -string.

Arguments:

(arg1)

A Boolean.

Appearance

-align

-align = aSymbol

From superclass: TextViewBase

The alignment of the displayed text. See Alignment for possible values.

-font

-font = font

From superclass: View

The font used to display the text.

Arguments:

font

A Font.

-stringColor

-stringColor = color

The color used to display the text.

Arguments:

color

A Color.

-background

-background = color

Setting this variable colors the whole area occupied by the view under the text with the given color.

Arguments:

color

A Color.

Inherited instance methods

Examples

Basic Example

(
w = Window.new.front;
a = StaticText(w, Rect(10, 10, 200, 20));
a.string = "Rolof's Rolex";
)

// adjust look , alignment and content
a.background=Color.grey;
a.align = \center;
a.font = Font("Monaco", 11);
a.string = "Your Rolex";

Monitoring Values in a Synth

(

w = Window("Frequency Monitor", Rect(200, Window.screenBounds.height-200,300,150)).front;

a = StaticText(w, Rect(45, 10, 200, 20)).background_(Color.rand);

a.string = " Current Frequency ";

Button.new(w, Rect(45, 70, 200, 20)).states_([["close",Color.black,Color.rand]]).action_({w.close});

s.waitForBoot({

    b=Bus.new(\control,0,1);

    q=SynthDef(\Docs_FreqMonitor, {var freq,snd;
        freq=LFNoise0.ar(2, 400, 650);
        snd=SinOsc.ar(freq,0,0.2);
        Out.ar(0,snd);
        Out.kr(b.index,freq); // output the frequency to a control bus
    }).play;

    r= Routine{
        {           // Set the value of the StaticText to the value in the control bus.
                    // Setting GUI values is asynchronous, so you must use .defer in the system clock.
                    // Also you must check if the window is still open, since Routine will continue for at least
                    // one step after you close the window.
        b.get( {arg v; {w.isClosed.not.if{ a.string= " Current Frequency: "++v.round(0.01)}; }.defer} );

        0.01.wait;
        }.loop

    }.play
});

CmdPeriod.doOnce({w.close});
w.onClose={r.stop; q.free; b.free }; //clean up if the window closes

)

Dynamic Text

(
w = Window.new.front;
w.view.background=Color.white;
a = Array.fill(20, {StaticText(w, Rect(w.bounds.extent.x.rand, w.bounds.extent.y.rand, 160, 16))
    .string_("Rolof's Rolex".scramble)
    .align_(\center)
    .stringColor_(Color.rand)
    .font_(Font([
        "Helvetica-Bold",
        "Helvetica",
        "Monaco",
        "Arial",
        "Gadget",
        "MarkerFelt-Thin"
    ].choose, 11))
});

r = {inf.do{|i|
    thisThread.randSeed_(1284);
    a.do{|item|
        // setting GUI values is asynchronous, so you must use .defer
        {item.bounds = Rect(5+w.bounds.extent.x.rand * (cos(i*0.01)).abs,
                    w.bounds.extent.y.rand * sin(i*0.01),
                    160, 20)}.defer;
    };
    0.15.wait;
}}.fork;
CmdPeriod.doOnce({w.close});
w.onClose_({r.stop});
)