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The DirectEntry creates a field that accepts text entered by the user. It provides a blinking cursor and support for backspace and the arrow keys. It can accept either a single line of text, with a fixed width limit (it doesn't scroll), or it can accept multiple word-wrapped lines.

Keyword Definition Value
initialText Initial text to load in the field String
entryFont Font to use for text entry Font object
width Width of field in screen units Number
numLines Number of lines in the field Integer
cursorKeys True to enable the use of cursor keys (arrow keys) 0 or 1
obscured True to hide passwords, etc. 0 or 1
command Function to call when enter is pressed(the text in the field is passed to the function) Function
extraArgs Extra arguments to the function specified in command [Extra Arguments]
rolloverSound The sound made when the cursor rolls over the field Sound File Path
clickSound The sound made when the cursor inside the field Sound File Path
focus Whether or not the field begins with focus (focusInCommand is called if true) 0 or 1
backgroundFocus If true, field begins with focus but with hidden cursor, and focusInCommand is not called 0 or 1
focusInCommand Function called when the field gains focus Function
focusInExtraArgs Extra arguments to the function specified in focusInCommand [Extra Arguments]
focusOutCommand Function called when the field loses focus Function
focusOutExtraArgs Extra arguments to the function specified in focusOutCommand [Extra Arguments]


import direct.directbase.DirectStart
from direct.gui.OnscreenText import OnscreenText 
from direct.gui.DirectGui import *
from panda3d.core import *
#add some text
bk_text = "This is my Demo"
textObject = OnscreenText(text = bk_text, pos = (0.95,-0.95), 
scale = 0.07, fg=(1,0.5,0.5,1), align=TextNode.ACenter,mayChange=1)
#callback function to set  text 
def setText(textEntered):
#clear the text
def clearText():
#add text entry
entry = DirectEntry(text = "", scale=.05, command=setText,
initialText="Type Something", numLines = 2, focus=1, focusInCommand=clearText)
#run the tutorial

This example implements a text entry widget typically seen in web pages.

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