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Can’t set ShapePath to type `Custom` #466

KevinGutowski opened this Issue Apr 13, 2019 · 1 comment


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commented Apr 13, 2019

let sketch = require('sketch’)
let ShapePath = sketch.ShapePath
const test = new ShapePath({
  shapeType: ShapePath.ShapeType.Custom
// returns 'Rectangle’ not 'Custom'

Moreover, the documentation is incorrect

const shapePath = new ShapePath({
  name: 'my shape path',
  shapePath: ShapePath.ShapeType.Oval,

// should be

const shapePath = new ShapePath({
  name: 'my shape path',
  shapeType: ShapePath.ShapeType.Oval,

Updated the documentation in #467

More info on ShapePath

Looks like if a ShapeType is set to Custom then it gets defaulted to Rectangle. This isn’t good if you want to try and make a Line object.

const ShapeTypeMapReverse = {
  Rectangle: MSRectangleShape,
  Oval: MSOvalShape,
  Polygon: MSPolygonShape,
  Star: MSStarShape,
  Triangle: MSTriangleShape,
  Custom: MSRectangleShape, // we are just going to default to Rectangle here

However, even if you were able to change this and get the ShapeType to custom Custom it still doesn’t quite behave like a line that you draw with the line tool. Here is an example where I try to do that:

let shapePathLayer = MSShapePathLayer.alloc().init()
let myLine = sketch.fromNative(shapePathLayer)
// 'Custom' = 'myLine'
myLine.frame = new Rectangle(0,0,40,100) = { borders: ['#FF0000'] }
myLine.points = [{ point: { x: 0, y: 0 }},{ point: { x: 1, y: 1 }}]
myLine.parent = myArtboard

Currently, the workaround that I have with creating a line is this:

var path = NSBezierPath.bezierPath()
var nativeLine = MSShapeGroup.layerWithPath(MSPath.pathWithBezierPath(path))

let lineShape = sketch.fromNative(nativeLine)
let line = lineShape.layers[0]
line.parent = myArtboard = { borders: ['#FF0000'] }

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commented Apr 15, 2019

So you can create an object that behave like a Line this this:

let myLine = new sketch.ShapePath({
  name: 'myLine',
  frame: {x: 10, y: 0, width: 40, height: 100},
  style: { borders: ['#FF0000'] },
  points: [{ point: { x: 0, y: 0 }, pointType: 'Straight'}, { point: { x: 1, y: 1 }, pointType: 'Straight'}],
  parent: myArtboard,
  closed: false

It will show the wrong ShapeType for now but will behave correctly. Note the pointType and closed property.

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