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05-13-21, 10:21 PM   #1
Jokertito
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How do you loop k,v pairs to create fontstrings?

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Lua Code:
  1. local table = {"entry", "entry2", "entry3"}
  2.  
  3. for i = 1,20 do
  4.     local fsname = frame:CreateFontString(nil, "OVERLAY", "GameTooltipText")
  5.     fsname:SetPoint("TOPLEFT", frame, "TOPLEFT", 0, -10*(i-1))
  6.     fsname:SetText(table[i])
  7. end

But how do you do it for a table constructed like this

Lua Code:
  1. local table = {
  2.     ["entry"] = "One",
  3.     ["entry2"] = "Two",
  4.     ["entry3"] = "Three",
  5. }

So that when looped the fontstring comes out like this?

entry One
entry2 Two
entry3 Three

Thanks in advance

Edit: This is the method I found that works, if anyone knows a better way I'm all ears

Lua Code:
  1. local i = 1
  2. for k,v in pairs(table) do
  3.     local fsname = frame:CreateFontString(nil, "OVERLAY", "GameTooltipText")
  4.     fsname:SetPoint("TOPLEFT", frame, "TOPLEFT", 0, -10*(i-1))
  5.     fsname:SetText(k)
  6.  
  7.     local fsname2 = frame:CreateFontString(nil, "OVERLAY", "GameTooltipText")
  8.     fsname:SetPoint("TOPLEFT", frame, "TOPLEFT", 0, -10*(i-1))
  9.     fsname:SetText(v)
  10. end

I have this in a function a button calls so 'i' always starts as 1

Last edited by Jokertito : 05-14-21 at 12:13 AM.
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