Up: BLOX.BEmbeddedText


1.17.1 BLOX.BEmbeddedText: accessing

font
Answer the value of the font option for the canvas object.

Specifies the font to use when drawing text inside the widget. The font can be given as either an X font name or a Blox font description string.

X font names are given as many fields, each led by a minus, and each of which can be replaced by an * to indicate a default value is ok: foundry, family, weight, slant, setwidth, addstyle, pixel size, point size (the same as pixel size for historical reasons), horizontal resolution, vertical resolution, spacing, width, charset and character encoding.

Blox font description strings have three fields, which must be separated by a space and of which only the first is mandatory: the font family, the font size in points (or in pixels if a negative value is supplied), and a number of styles separated by a space (valid styles are normal, bold, italic, underline and overstrike). Examples of valid fonts are “Helvetica 10 Bold”, “Times -14”, “Futura Bold Underline”. You must enclose the font family in braces if it is made of two or more words.


font: font
Set the value of the font option for the canvas object.

Specifies the font to use when drawing text inside the widget. The font can be given as either an X font name or a Blox font description string.

X font names are given as many fields, each led by a minus, and each of which can be replaced by an * to indicate a default value is ok: foundry, family, weight, slant, setwidth, addstyle, pixel size, point size (the same as pixel size for historical reasons), horizontal resolution, vertical resolution, spacing, width, charset and character encoding.

Blox font description strings have three fields, which must be separated by a space and of which only the first is mandatory: the font family, the font size in points (or in pixels if a negative value is supplied), and a number of styles separated by a space (valid styles are normal, bold, italic, underline and overstrike). Examples of valid fonts are “Helvetica 10 Bold”, “Times -14”, “Futura Bold Underline”. You must enclose the font family in braces if it is made of two or more words.


justify
Answer how to justify the text within its bounding region.


justify: aSymbol
Sets how to justify the text within its bounding region. Can be #left, #right or #center (the default).


redraw
Force the object to be displayed in the parent canvas, creating it if it has not been inserted for real in the parent, and refresh its position.


text
Answer the text that is printed by the object


text: aString
Set the text that is printed by the object