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"Typewriter Effect": Harlowe (v2.0)#


This code can only be used once per passage. Additional Harlowe code will not be re-run.


"Typewriter Effect" demonstrates how to create a delayed character-by-character effect. In Harlowe, this is achieved using the (live:) macro for delayed showing and the (append:) macro to append text to a hook.



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:: StoryTitle
Typewriter Effect in Harlowe

:: Start
<!-- Set the text to show -->
(set: $typewriterText to "Hello, world!")
<!-- Display (call) the Typewriter passage -->
(display: "Typewriter")

:: Typewriter
  <!-- Create a variable to track the position within the $typewriterText string -->
  (set: $typewriterPos to 1)

  <!-- Create a hook to hold the typed text -->

  <!-- Set a delay of 20ms seconds per loop -->
  (live: 20ms)[

    <!-- Add the next character to the hook -->
    (append: ?typewriterOutput)[(print: $typewriterText's $typewriterPos)]

    <!-- Update the position -->
    (set: $typewriterPos to it + 1)

    <!-- If it's gone past the end, stop -->
    (if: $typewriterPos is $typewriterText's length + 1)[

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See Also#

Delayed Text