From the Forum – Issue #148

From the Forum – Issue #148

Forum iconWelcome to this week’s From the Forum. In this post, we highlight a few Corona Community Forums posts that cover important topics.

Spin the wheel

An enterprising developer wanted a user interface action that spins like a slot machine wheel. A widget.newPickerWheel didn’t do exactly what he wanted, so he decided to “roll” his own. In this post he shares his solution.

Changing your radius

Resizing circles during a transition isn’t always obvious. Fortunately, RoamingGamer came up with a clever solution to allow transitions to alter the size of a circle object. See the magic here.

Date math magic

Parsing dates is useful in many instances. Once again, RoamingGamer comes to the rescue with some simple techniques to take any given date and get more information about it. Learn how in this post.

Do you have a particular forum thread that was helpful for you? Let us know about it! Email, put FTF: and the forum title in the subject, and include the URL in the email. We will consider adding it to an upcoming edition of From the Forum.

Rob Miracle

Rob is the Developer Relations Manager for Corona Labs. Besides being passionate about helping other developers make great games using Corona, he is also enjoys making games in his spare time. Rob has been coding games since 1979 from personal computers to mainframes. He has over 16 years professional experience in the gaming industry.

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