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Trouble multi-line field in a plugin obect since VW2017

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Hello Everybody,


I have a problem since installation of VectorWorks 2017.

I created a plugin object with text parameters.


When I typed, for example, "Line 1\r Line 2" in a text field in Object Info, the result was:

Line 1

Line 2

It was perfect.


Since I have installed the release 2017, the result is:

Line 1\r Line 2

--> the \r don't works anymore

How can I do?



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Hi Sebastien,


I guess  VW 17 does not respect  escape sequences because it can have bad side effects.

If you provide a win path for example


folder\ronald  >>





You can print the raw string with the command:

s = StringFromTheField
print (repr (s))

If the result contains  '\\r' instead of '\r' the escape sequence was disabled.

Just replace it with '\r' to make it work again.

s = 'A\\rB'
s = s.replace ('\\r', '\r')




Edited by Patrick Winkler

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Prior, Vectorworks wasn't sending escaped strings to the scripting engine.  While this was nice for line breaks, having a text field with, say, an apostrophe could break a script.



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