[REBOL] Re: Multiline text in face?
From: robert:muench:robertmuench at: 19-Sep-2002 9:18
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> As was mentioned after this post of yours, 'as-is is a VID word.
Hi, yes I know but...
> My guess is that you are looking to make custom faces,
> instead of just VID, and are trying to figure out how to get
> the 'as-is effect of multi-line printing.
... That's exactly what I try to do :-)). Well, I thought my posting
that I use a face was clear about this.
> I suspect that
> there is a way to do this purely in View (without VID), but I
> suspect that you will be re-inventing the wheel to some
That could be. What I do is I'm playing around with Christian
Langenreiters code of touchgraph. And there the nodes are implemented as
faces because these are just appended to a layout block. The faces carry
around all that's needed.
So, IIRC the 'text value of a face is the text you will see on screen,
right? It's not the VID text word. And I don't think that I can assign a
layout block that uses VID words to this text property, right?
> ;do a throw away 'layout inorder to get a
> ;default text face using 'as-is
> layout [
> t: text as-is mytext
:-) That's smart! I'm going to try it, thanks! Robert