"order" parameter for LuaGuiElement#add

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"order" parameter for LuaGuiElement#add

Post by PFQNiet »

Having just implemented this myself in Lua, I figured I'd ask if this could be made part of the engine-side code:

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local function findIndexForNewElement(parent, order)
  local index = 1
  for i=1,#parent.children do
    if (parent.children[i].tags['order'] or "") < order then
      index = index + 1
    else
      break
    end
  end
  return index
end

local order = "a"
parent.add{
  -- ...
  tags = {order = order},
  index = findIndexForNewElement(parent, order)
}
It would be nice if instead I could just provide an "order" parameter to GUI elements I create, such that when a new GUI element is created with an order, it slots itself in the correct place, rather than me having to iterate through the elements on the Lua side.

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