Multi Edit

Overview

A MultiEdit is a field used to show or alter text in various disposed line

Source Code

MultiEditSample.java
import totalcross.sys.Settings;
import totalcross.ui.MainWindow;
import totalcross.ui.MultiEdit;
public class MultiEditSample extends MainWindow {
public MultiEditSample() {
setUIStyle(Settings.MATERIAL_UI);
Settings.uiAdjustmentsBasedOnFontHeight = true;
}
public void initUI() {
MultiEdit multiEdit = new MultiEdit();
multiEdit.caption = "MultiEdit";
add(multiEdit, LEFT + 100,CENTER, FILL - 100, DP + 48);
}
}

Attributes

Type

Name

Description

boolean

autoSelect

When true, the text will be selected when the MultiEdit is foccused

String

caption

The MultiEdit's placeholder text

boolean

justify

Justify the text when the MultiEdit is not editable

boolean

drawDots

If true, a dotted line will be drawn on each line

Methods

Type

Name

Description

Constructor

MultEdit( )

Creates a MultiEdit for user input with the default size and spacing

Constructor

MultiEdit(int rowCount, int spaceBetweenLines)

Creates a MultiEdit for user input with the passed row quantity and line spacing.

Constructor

MultiEdit(String mask, int rowCount, int spaceBetweenLines)

Creates a MultiEdit for user input with the passed row quantity and line spacing, but with a mask.

void

setEditable(boolean on)

Will enable or disable the MultiEdit. Can be used as a way to make sure the user don't modify something that was already saved on server and can't be modified without proper authorization

String

getText( )

Returns the text within the MultiEdit

void

setMaxLength(int length)

Is used to limit the characters number the user can digit on the text field

References