This post was originally published at From the Forum – Issue #159

Forum iconWelcome to this week’s From the Forum. In this post, we highlight a few Corona Community Forums posts that cover important topics.

Removing words

Many apps need to work with data and sometimes developers need to get values from the middle of a string. In this post, learn how to use the Lua string library and pattern matching to pull number values out of a string containing other characters.

Thank you Markus!

Corona developer Markus Ranner has been working on his own game Ice Trap and needed some special effects. He decided to extend Corona’s built-in transition library with additional convenience functions to make these effects easier. Check out the awesome gift he contributed to the community.

Tiles, tilesets, tilesheets

Sometimes computer terminology can be confusing for even experienced developers. In this thread, the question came up: what is the difference between a tile sheet and a tile set and just what are tiles? Learn about the difference and some great resources to help you use them.


Do you have a particular forum thread that was helpful for you? Let us know about it! Email support@coronalabs.com, put FTF: and the forum title in the subject, and include the URL in the email. We will consider adding it to an upcoming edition of From the Forum.

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This post was originally published at From the Forum – Issue #159