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.
If you develop a mobile app user interface where native text input objects exist in the lower half of the screen, those objects are prone to being covered by the device’s keyboard. In this tutorial, we’ll explore a simple method to prevent this.
Today’s tutorial demonstrates how to create a sliding panel that has many uses, ranging from games to business applications. Using just one core function, you can easily implement a wide variety of panels that appear from different sides of the screen and utilize unique easing transitions.
One commonly requested feature is a “widget-based” text input field — one that allows for more “styling” than a device’s native input field. Today’s tutorial gives you a foundation to build this.
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.