Tutorial: New Native Text Input Features

Starting with Daily Build #2520, some new functions have been introduced to control and adapt native input fields/boxes to specific font sizes or field heights. These additions will help in the development of user interfaces for cross-platform apps. Read further to learn how these features may impact your current development.

Corona Weekly Update: Groups and Containers

In Corona‘s graphics model, groups have been the workhorse way of organizing objects hierarchically. When you modify a group’s properties, the children are affected. For example, if you set the alpha on a group, then each child’s alpha is effectively multiplied by that alpha of the parent group.

The new graphics engine is going to have a new kind of group called a Container.