TextStrokeSizePixel Property


#1

As a developer who mainly focuses on interfaces, text has been a really big issue for me and I’m sure it has been for many people. One annoying feature of text is the TextStroke. TextStroke is limited to 1 pixel in size and this can be a bit tedious if you are using a really large font size but can only get an outline of 1 pixel. I suggest that a pixel size property be added to the TextStroke so that it is more of an outline and can be much more useful in interface designing on Roblox.


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#2

Is there any reason why this hasn’t been implemented yet?


#3

If I had to guess, it would be lack of attention. I do believe that this feature should be added however, so any attention by Roblox would be amazing.


#4

If you want to increase the chances of it being implemented, you should add tangible use cases where you want to use such a feature.


#5

For the same reason shadows, bevels, glow, contours, etc. would be a welcoming change – it broadens possible design choices.

As it stands currently - if you want to avoid flat text, you need to either:

  • Use hacky solutions
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    • Doesn’t scale for lower resolutions (looks horrible on mobile)
    • Can exponentially increase render times
    • Maximum of 3px outlines
    • Doesn’t work on all fonts
  • Upload images
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    • Cannot be changed in post
    • Takes time to download subsequently taking a lot of memory
    • Scales horribly on higher resolution
    • User input is impossible

Text is arguably one of the most important aspects of UI/UX and has gotten virtually no attention since it was launched back in 2009.