# display big numbers

• Hi All,
I'm using this sketch to display sensor value in four big number on M5 lcd...

can someone help me to do not display the first "0"?

es " 222" instead of "0222"
or " 35" instead of "0035"
0r " 9" instead of "0009"

thanks a lot

• Ouch, that is ugly code. But if you absolutely must, replace this bit:

``````  M5.Lcd.pushRect(80*3,40,80,160,(uint16_t *)(_buf+ c0 * 80 * 160 * 2));
M5.Lcd.pushRect(80*2,40,80,160,(uint16_t *)(_buf+ c1 * 80 * 160 * 2));
M5.Lcd.pushRect(80*1,40,80,160,(uint16_t *)(_buf+ c2 * 80 * 160 * 2));
M5.Lcd.pushRect(80*0,40,80,160,(uint16_t *)(_buf+ c3 * 80 * 160 * 2));
``````

with

``````  M5.Lcd.pushRect(80*3,40,80,160,(uint16_t *)(_buf+ c0 * 80 * 160 * 2));
if (count >= 10) M5.Lcd.pushRect(80*2,40,80,160,(uint16_t *)(_buf+ c1 * 80 * 160 * 2));
if (count >= 100) M5.Lcd.pushRect(80*1,40,80,160,(uint16_t *)(_buf+ c2 * 80 * 160 * 2));
if (count >= 1000) M5.Lcd.pushRect(80*0,40,80,160,(uint16_t *)(_buf+ c3 * 80 * 160 * 2));
``````

Note that this code will leave `9` digits on the display if the counter wraps around, you might need to put `M5.Lcd.clear(WHITE);` in there if you want to prevent that, but I didn't do it because it will cause flicker.

Just out of curiosity: what are you trying to do here?

• Hi, tanks a lot but since I'm displaying distance with an HC-SR04 your code doesn't work for me... because the sensor can "jump" from a distance with three digit to a distance with two digit (es from 125 cm to 80cm).... and , like you say, I can't use `M5.Lcd.clear(WHITE);` for flickering issue...
what I'm looking for is to "clear" only the rectangle where the digit "was"...

mumble mumble

thanks a lot anyway ...

• hello, you can test

``````M5.Lcd.fillScreen(uint16_t color)
``````

to replace clear

• M5.Lcd.fillScreen(BLACK)