Acrobat wrote:some difficulties with the "power of 10" thing
It was just the simplest way to make the digits format the right way - using the normal number formatting stuff wouldn't work because the digits are really bitmaps rather than a font, and I'm not too good with parsers.
Maybe this will help...
The number shown in the display is decimal, so the digits will represent...
etc... 1000s 100s 10s units point
tenths hundredths thousandths ...etc.
The power if ten property says which is the biggest column that you want to show.
So if the bggest number you ever need to see is, say, 999 with two decimal places, you need to see the 100s, 10s, units, tenths and hundredths. The bggest of those is 100s - so you would put 100 into the power of ten property, and then have five of the little display modules chained together inside to give you enough digits.
Hope I haven't just made that even more confusing...
I'll try to make version two a bit easier to use - I need to make some changes anyway so that it will handle negative numbers, and I'd like the number of digits in the display to be a property as well really.