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    Phaser Nineslice

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    Phaser-Nineslice plugin adds 9-slice scaling support to Phaser!

    Key features:

    • Blazing fast
    • Low memory usage
    • Easy to use API

    Getting Started

    First you want to get a fresh copy of the plugin. You can get it from this repo or from npm, ain't that handy. npm

    npm install @koreez/phaser2-nineslice --save


    Load the plugin

    You still need to load the plugin in your game. This is done just like any other plugin in Phaser. So, to load the plugin, include it in one of the Phaser States.

    function preload() {

    The plugin will patch your Phaser game with additional load/add/make methods so the nineslice container fits up in Phaser like any normal object!


    Like any other asset in Phaser, you still need to preload the image. It's a bit different then a regular image, in the sense that it requires some extra data.

    Apart from the key and the url, you can also specify the sizes of top, left, right and bottom sides.

    If you don't specify a bottom size, it will use the value for the top. Same goes for right and left.

    It's also possible to only give one size. If only one value is given, this will use that for the edges.

    //This will load a 9-slice texture where all sides are 25px
    game.load.nineSlice('my-image', '/images/my-image.jpg', 25);
    //This will load a 9-slice texture where the
    // top is 10, left is 15, right is 20 and bottom is 30 pixels in size
    game.load.nineSlice('my-image', '/images/my-image.jpg', 10, 15, 20, 30);

    Adding a container

    Also adding and creating of 9-slice containers is exposed through Phaser's GameObjectCreator and GameObjectFactory. So you can add a 9-slice container to your game just like any other image once it's preloaded!

    //We specify the x and y position. the key for the image and the width and height of the container. It will be automaticly scaled!
    game.add.nineSlice(100, 100, 'my-image', 200, 50);

    Or if you'd want to do something with it first:

    //Two options here, first we use Phaser
    var container = game.create.nineSlice(0, 0, 'my-image', 200, 50);
    container.x = 20;
    container.y = 20;
    //Or we use the Constructor
    var nineSlice = new NineSliceSprite(game, 0, 0, 'my-image', null, 200, 50);
    nineSlice.x = 50;
    nineSlice.y = 50;

    Using a Texture Atlas

    It's also possible to use an image that's located inside a Texture atlas. The only difference then is that you don't have to preload the image, instead you use the object's constructor and pass the framedata directly on creation:

    //Add an nineslice image with an texture atlas
    var sliceButton = new NineSliceSprite(
      game, // Phaser.Game
      150, // x position
      100, // y position
      'buttons', // atlas key
      'btn_clean.png', // Image frame
      200, // expected width
      100, // expected height
        //And this is the framedata, normally this is passed when preloading. Check README for details
        top: 20, // Amount of pixels for top
        bottom: 23, // Amount of pixels for bottom
        left: 27, // Amount of pixels for left
        right: 28, // Amount of pixels for right

    Resize method

    9-slice container has a resize method which lets you expand/shorten the width or length of the image. When using resize method, make sure values are not lower than the width of the image corners

    var sliceContainer = game.add.nineSlice(5, 5, 'image', null, 48, 48);
    sliceContainer.resize(100, 200);




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