Because It seems like bonus tools 2022 and above have removed the stringFormat node, i have dived into plugins for the first time and done my own. Very simple, just a node to convert a float to string and combine it with an optional prefix. Using it to drive annotations nodes and text nodes with live values.
Right now I can’t get the string attribute for the prefix to accept a trailing whitespace, ie i want it to be "Value: " but i end up with “Value:”.
if I set the string attr with setAttr its fine, but if I input it into the attribute editor it’s trimmed. I can find basic info about setting up custom Attribute Editor Template but can’t find anything as specific as this. Normal Maya textFields allow trailing / leading whitespaces but maybe something in the attr editor is trimming it when you hit return.