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Displays a text in the skin.

General Attributes

A unique identifier for the item.

A boolean expression indicating whether the item is shown or hidden.
XML-attribute name: visible

X and Y
The coordinates of the item relative to the parent container (Layout, Panel or Group).

Lefttop and Rightbottom
Indicate to which corners of the parent container the item's corners are attatched to in case of resizing.
See also: "How to create a resizable window"

Keep X/Y ratio
Indicate whether the items relative horizontal and vertical positions in the parent container should be maintained when it is resized.
See also: "How to create a resizable window"
XML-attribute name: xkeepratio & ykeepratio

Help text
Help text for the current control. The text variable $H will be set to this value when the mouse moves over the item.
XML-attribute name: help

Text Attributes

The font used to render the text.

The text to be displayed.

The color of the text in hexadecimal format.

Width of the text in pixels. If set to "0", the width is automatically calculated to fit with the current text.

Alignment of the text inside the control. The right and center alignments are computed using the width attribute. Thus if width is set to 0, center and right alignment won't have an effect.

Scrolling behaviour of the text (only when it doesn't fit in the width of the control). Possible values are auto, manual and none. If this attribute is set to auto, the text automatically starts scrolling. The user can drag the text, and click on it to start/stop the scrolling. If this attribute is set to manual, the text only scrolls when dragged by the user. If this attribute is set to none, no scrolling is possible at all.

See also:
Text variables