Inline Expressions

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Most of the text properties support inline expressions for adding icons or coloring text parts. Each expression starts with character { and ends with character }. Nested expressions are not supported.

Expression syntax
Expression Example Since Version Description
{sp} {sp} 0.1.0

Non-breakable space.

{tb} {tb} 0.1.0

Non-breakable tab.

{br} {br} 0.1.0

Line break.

{ico:{ICON}} {ico:home} 0.1.0

Icon. The {ICON} part must be replaced with the icon name. Please see Icons for possible values.

{ico:{COLOR}:{ICON}} {ico:msx-red:home} 0.1.0

Colored icon. The {COLOR} part must be replaced with the color value and the {ICON} part must be replaced with the icon name. Please see Colors and Icons for possible values.

{txt:{COLOR}:{TEXT}} {txt:msx-red:Hello there!} 0.1.0

Colored text. The {COLOR} part must be replaced with the color value and the {TEXT} part must be replaced with any text. Please see Colors for possible color values.

{context:{PROPERTY}} {context:label} 0.1.0

This is a very special inline expression and can only be used inside the data property of a template object. It is used to reference properties of a templated item. The {PROPERTY} part must be replaced with any property that is available in the templated item (e.g. if the item has a property "customProperty": "customValue", it can be referenced with "{context:customProperty}""customValue"). The referenced property must exist, otherwise the expression can not be replaced and will remain as it is (e.g. "{context:missingProperty}""{context:missingProperty}"). Additionally, the value of the referenced property must be indicated as string, otherwise the expression is removed (e.g. "{context:invalidProperty}""").

Note: Since version 0.1.110, also the properties, live, selection, and options property of a template object supports this inline expression.

{unknown} {unknown} 0.1.0

Any unknown expression is returned as it is without the braces (e.g. "{unknown}""unknown").

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