Topic: Status ("GM Thunder") area
This isn't a big enough issue to post on the main page, so I'm using this forum instead.
I just got highlighting done (on the graphics end of it), so moving the mouse over characters can show a bit of description at the top of the screen (this might move at some point).
While doing that I moved most of the code from the Label control into a class that can be called independently of any particular control, so that'll make it easy to implement the status area. So, any suggestions on that are welcome -- for instance, should I give it a maximum number of lines, or just have it scroll up and have a timeout on individual messages? The current one stores five lines and times out and closes after a certain period of inactivity for the status area, as opposed to doing anything on a line-by-line basis. That sort of thing. Any ideas or shall I keep it how it is?