From the Forum – Issue #162

From the Forum – Issue #162

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

Filter those hashes

Currently on Android, if you want to do numeric entry with a decimal place, you have to select the “phone” keyboard, but you may not want all of the phone’s extra characters just to get the ability to type in floating point numbers. In this thread, learn how to filter out those extra characters with a nifty little string.* library function.

Nights of the Round Table

Corona community developer superstar @develephant is back, ramping up his Coronium project. Learn more about his adventures and how you can help shape the next version of this Lua-based online tool.

Adapting displays

In this post, the new 2:1 aspect ratio of the Samsung Galaxy S8 was creating display issues for a Corona developer. Learn how he adapted to these changes and worked out various resolution problems.

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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