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How to program a user text input box (Highscore) [SOLVED!]

Hi Folks,

my game is in the fine adjustment...
... I programmed a highscore table with a text input box.
So the player is able to type his name via keyboard.
That works on PC or laptop aso.

But what about a mobile unit like a smartphone or tablet?
It´s set with a keyboard_string = " ", displayed via draw-event (draw-text).
That works fine on PC & Co. as said before. But does it work on mobile
units too?

If not:
Has anybody an idea to take it with another possibility,
that works for both platforms (PC & Mobile)?

I consider about an initial-editor, where you can see a user-table,
the letters can be choosen via arrow keys and with touching
the mobile screen?

Hope I could explain my goals good enough!?
Have a nice day.

Archie.
 

3dgeminis

Member
Something like the picture?

The idea is to take the position of the mouse on both axes and decide which letter or number is being pressed accordingly.
For example if x=4 and y=2 the key would be L.
 
Hi there,

I´m back again from working down several points of my to-do-list.
Now I am back on my game. Thank you for responding. I already tried
to solve it via the grid. But I´m preffering a retro-version of spelling the
player name for highscore.

Please take a look on my actual status. In the following PNG you can
have a rough imagination of what I already worked out. But there are
some points to solve.

I´m thankful for every time and efforts to take a look on it, even
giving me hints to solve the explained problems inside of PNG.

I tried so many ways, but now I ask you for giving me help.
Previous thanks!!!

Best regards,
Archie. :rolleyes:

HS_Explanation.png

Code:
//All events are in "oSpelling". These are just attempts... I need professional eyes on it!

CREATE:

image_index = 0;
image_speed = 0;
if !audio_is_playing(au_HighscoreSound){
    audio_play_sound(au_HighscoreSound,1,true);
}

txt = "";
drawLetter = "";


STEP:

if keyboard_check_pressed(vk_left) var leftscroll = true; else var leftscroll = false;
if keyboard_check_pressed(vk_right) var rightscroll = true; else var rightscroll = false;

if leftscroll{ image_index = image_index - 1; }
else{
    if rightscroll{ image_index = image_index + 1; }
    }


DRAW:

draw_set_font(Kiddybox_Font3);
var letterCount = 1;
if letterCount <= 1{
draw_text(x,y+121,txt); letterCount ++;}
else{
    if letterCount > 1{
    draw_text(x,y+121,txt+""); letterCount ++;
}
}
draw_set_halign (fa_center);
draw_set_valign (fa_center);


BUTTON PRESSED-EVENT:

txt = drawLetter;

if image_index = 0 { drawLetter = "A" }
if image_index = 1 { drawLetter = "B" }
if image_index = 2 { drawLetter = "C" }
if image_index = 3 { drawLetter = "D" }
if image_index = 4 { drawLetter = "E" }
if image_index = 5 { drawLetter = "F" }
if image_index = 6 { drawLetter = "G" }
if image_index = 7 { drawLetter = "H" }
if image_index = 8 { drawLetter = "I" }
if image_index = 9 { drawLetter = "J" }
if image_index = 10 { drawLetter = "K" }
if image_index = 11 { drawLetter = "L" }
if image_index = 12 { drawLetter = "M" }
if image_index = 13 { drawLetter = "N" }
if image_index = 14 { drawLetter = "O" }
if image_index = 15 { drawLetter = "P" }
if image_index = 16 { drawLetter = "Q" }
if image_index = 17 { drawLetter = "R" }
if image_index = 18 { drawLetter = "S" }
if image_index = 19 { drawLetter = "T" }
if image_index = 20 { drawLetter = "U" }
if image_index = 21 { drawLetter = "V" }
if image_index = 22 { drawLetter = "W" }
if image_index = 23 { drawLetter = "X" }
if image_index = 24 { drawLetter = "Y" }
if image_index = 25 { drawLetter = "Z" }
if image_index = 26 { drawLetter = " " }
 
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3dgeminis

Member
I made an example, I hope it will help you:

CREATE EVENT
Code:
letter="ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ0123456789_!?"
position=1
name=""
limit=10
w=room_width/2
h=room_height/2
STEP EVENT
Code:
if keyboard_check_pressed(vk_right)
  {
   position+=1
   if position>string_length(letter) {position=1}
  }
 
if keyboard_check_pressed(vk_left)
  {
   position-=1
   if position<1 {position=string_length(letter)}
  }

if keyboard_check_pressed(vk_down)
  {
   if string_length(name)<limit {name+=string_char_at(letter, position)}
  }

if keyboard_check_pressed(vk_delete) {name=string_delete(name, string_length(name), 1)}
DRAW EVENT
Code:
draw_set_halign (fa_center);
draw_set_valign (fa_center);
draw_text(w, h-60, string_char_at(letter, position))
draw_text(w, h, name)
 
Hi 3dGeminis,

that is exactly what I wanted!
And it looks pretty simple. But I was absolutely on a wrong way.
First I wanted to solve it with things I already learned. Wasn´t enough (sigh!).
Still collecting experience. ;-) Now one experience more!

Again: Thank you very much!!!

Best wishes!
Archie.



I made an example, I hope it will help you:

CREATE EVENT
Code:
letter="ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ0123456789_!?"
position=1
name=""
limit=10
w=room_width/2
h=room_height/2
STEP EVENT
Code:
if keyboard_check_pressed(vk_right)
  {
   position+=1
   if position>string_length(letter) {position=1}
  }
 
if keyboard_check_pressed(vk_left)
  {
   position-=1
   if position<1 {position=string_length(letter)}
  }

if keyboard_check_pressed(vk_down)
  {
   if string_length(name)<limit {name+=string_char_at(letter, position)}
  }

if keyboard_check_pressed(vk_delete) {name=string_delete(name, string_length(name), 1)}
DRAW EVENT
Code:
draw_set_halign (fa_center);
draw_set_valign (fa_center);
draw_text(w, h-60, string_char_at(letter, position))
draw_text(w, h, name)
 
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