From the Forum – Issue #174

From the Forum – Issue #174

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

A Diagonal Slider?

The original poster wanted to make a diagonal slider. Several community members came up with possible solutions, but @starcrunch came up with the math to make everything work in this thread.

Dropping FPS

FPS or Frames Per Second is how fast your app’s screen updates. The faster the FPS the smoother the game looks. In this thread, the original poster got a lot of advice on everything from good FPS monitoring code to managing objects.

Touch and hold

Corona touch events let you know when they begin and end or if the touch moved, but they don’t generate continuous events that the object is still being touched. Long time Corona developer @Glitch Games came to the rescue with an answer on how to manage knowing if a button was being held in this thread.

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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