textedit and carriage return


    Nov 09 2008 | 6:16 pm
    Hi,
    I am building a patch which appends symbols to a textedit object based on the user's interaction. In one instance, I would like the user's interaction to produce a new line (carriage return) so that further appended symbols begin on the next line.
    I am playing around with [itoa] to no avail.

    • Nov 09 2008 | 6:43 pm
      If you send 13 or 10 to [itoa] it should cause a carriage return if you append it into [textedit]. These are the ASCII values for carriage return and line feed respectively.
      lh
    • Nov 09 2008 | 7:02 pm
      Hey thanks!
    • Nov 09 2008 | 7:04 pm
      I'm also trying to do the same thing with a space, but it shows up in the text edit as " " (with the quotation marks).
      is there any way to get rid of those?
    • Nov 09 2008 | 7:05 pm
      Nevermind, I just tried using ascii 160 instead of ascii 32 and it worked.
    • Jul 24 2011 | 9:29 am
      this asci addition works well, except it also adds a space on that newline...
    • Jul 25 2011 | 10:19 pm
      That is because using the "append" message [textedit] assumes it should add a space for the next word to follow. The best workaround I can find is seperating your first word and running it through [atoi] then prepending the newline character before converting it back to ascii. The rest of your message can be appended as normal. Here's an example:
    • Jul 27 2011 | 9:02 am
      cool thankyou that works very well, except it turns an incoming value of 3dp to 6dp for some reason... its because of itoa actually.
    • Jul 27 2011 | 9:40 am
      I cannot reproduce that. It seems to work fine for me.
    • Jul 27 2011 | 11:00 am
      try this -
      as output i get 3.200000 when i would expect just 3.2
    • Jul 27 2011 | 8:59 pm
      Try enclosing the number in "quotes" in your [message] box so it is treated as a symbol.
    • Mar 16 2012 | 6:06 am
      thank you! this helped me fix a problem I was having
    • Oct 21 2013 | 10:17 pm
      Fine! Thanx a lot....but how I can remove the first blank line??
    • Oct 22 2013 | 7:15 am
      box so it is treated as a symbol.
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    • Oct 09 2015 | 6:14 pm
      To "append" (ahem)...
      This was a very useful solution to this clunky problem. However, also be sure you've set the attribute '@wordwrap 1' for [textbox], or it won't work and you may waste another 30 min. figuring it out. :)
      -Brian
    • Feb 20 2016 | 8:46 pm
    • Feb 20 2016 | 10:43 pm