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Carat blinking

Postby dewyatt » Mon Sep 01, 2008 14:24

This has been asked before, but there was no answer.
Is it possible to make the carat of an editbox blink?
If this can't be done right now, I know it wouldn't be hard to add it (since CEGUI receives time pulses).

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Postby Liberator » Mon Sep 01, 2008 22:33

This would require more dynamic rendering instead of the cached frames CEGUI uses. This could be implemented by using a second render pass to render the dynamic elements as I posted before somewhere on this forum.
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Postby dewyatt » Tue Sep 02, 2008 01:10

Aw, more work than I thought.
I'll probably just live without it. :)

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Postby Jamarr » Tue Sep 02, 2008 19:17

This should probably be added as a feature request in mantis, as a blinking cursor is pratically always desired for an editbox.

I'm not sure when the EventRenderingStarted event is fired, nor do I know how/if the cursor rendering is cached, but if that event is fired per frame and the cursor rendering is cached separate from the editbox, you could probably just add an elapsed_time member/property to the object and inside the event handler change the visibility state of the cursor every half second or so.

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Postby dewyatt » Sun Sep 07, 2008 19:07


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Postby CrazyEddie » Mon Sep 08, 2008 09:01

Thanks :)


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