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[Never mind] LineEdit : special characters ?

siskasiska Posts: 36Member
edited January 2020 in GUI

I'm currently working on a 'save game' menu. I'm using a LineEdit node for user input (a short descriptive phrase that will later be shown in the 'load game' menu).

Problem : what if someone types something like this :

The user input is 'escaped' before it is written to file :

The problem is in displaying the text in the load menu screen :

Approach 1 : I don't really care what the user types
---> if I 'unescape' the text before display, it is interpretated (eg. \n becomes a newline character) :
---> if I display 'as is', it is still escaped (of course)

So, is there a way to just -display- the characters (without interpreting them, eg. convert \n into a newline) ?

Approach 2 : Of course, I could also limit input to Latin alphanumeric chars (regex) ... but I prefer not to if I can get the above working.

Any ideas ?


  • siskasiska Posts: 36Member

    Update : I must have a gremlin in my computer.
    This LineEdit thing has been bugging me for a week, and now, suddenly, without doing anything ... everything works as it should ?! :/

  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 928Moderator

    Those are the worst kind of bugs. Hope it doesn't come back.

  • MegalomaniakMegalomaniak Posts: 2,580Admin

    If you are following best practices and using version control, you could perhaps check a diff to figure the difference out.

  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 928Moderator

    Unless it's a heisenbug...

  • siskasiska Posts: 36Member

    =) Let's hope not !

    And yes, I'm using git. But the code just couldn't be simpler.
    Don't know what happened.
    Programming, eh ?!

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