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WunderStrudel

C++ / opengl/glut - Text rendering

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Hiii guys (: 

I dont know if this is the right place, but i thought of it as pretty basic, which just makes this more embaresing d: 

i have tried some functions for displaying text, and i made a couple of them work. Cant remember excatly how i wrote it but something like; 

void DrawText(float x, float y, char *string, ...)
{
    int len = (int)strlen(string);
    for (int i = 0; i < len; i++)
    {
         glutBitmapCharacter(Thefont, (int)string[i]);
    }
}


u should get the idea ^^
Anyways i made it work "kinda", it shows the text, but i cant make it show my vars' like;
 

DrawText(200, 200, "MouseX; %d", mouseX);

Then it just types "MouseX %d" on the screen (:
Anyfixes? ^^
Sincerly Wunder..

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you'll have to do a text replacement yourself in your drawtext function (replace the first %d with the first extra argument passed to the function). Since you are using C++ however you should probably just use stringstream to construct an appropriate string before passing it to the function rather than using old and highly unsafe C practices. (There is usually no need to use functions with a variable number of arguments in C++)
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Thank you for anwsering, although i'm not sure really sure which approach to take from here. 

Just cant figur out how to cheat it into displaying that freakin variable d; 

 

Btw. sry for my bad english, i'm kinda sleep "depribed"? idk, have been lookin at this freakin code in like 18 - 24 hours now d:   

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If you absolutely insist on doing it the C way look at the snprintf function. with c++ you should use std::string and std:stringstream rather than char pointers unless you have a very good reason not to.
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Ohhhh (: 

Actualy started out using "string", but then it didn't work with displaying the variables, so i though that maybe they had to be "char" becos those you loop through, if that makes any sense :D 

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C way:

char buf[256]; // increase for more data, but this should be enough for a few stuff
snprintf(buf, 256, "MouseX; %d", mouseX);
DrawText(200, 200, buf);

Refactor your function for this to work.

 

As for C++, it probably has better and easier ways to do this.

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