object:setTextColor()

Type Function
Object TextField
Library native.*
Return value none
Revision 2017.3179
Keywords setTextColor, color, text

Overview

Sets the color of the text in a native text input field.

Syntax

object:setTextColor( r, g, b )
object:setTextColor( r, g, b, a )
r, g, b (required)

Number. A value between 0 and 1 for red, green, and blue channels.

a (optional)

Number. A value between 0 and 1 for the alpha channel. Default is 1. This can not be changed on Windows.

Gotchas

If you are passing a table of color values to this function, the table must be unpacked so that the color values are dictated properly:

local field1 = native.newTextField( 50, 100, 100, 35 )

local colorTable = { 1, 0, 0, 0.5 }
field1:setTextColor( unpack(colorTable) )

Example

local field1 = native.newTextField( 50, 100, 100, 35 )
field1.align = "center"
field1:setTextColor( 1, 0.5, 0 )
field1.text = "Hello World!"