U8g2 Error:invalid conversion from 'int' to 'const char*' [-fpermissive]

Ho to every one. I succesfull run a simple text in the display, but not show an integer.

/* Read Quadrature Encoder
   Connect Encoder to Pins encoder0PinA, encoder0PinB, and +5V.

   Sketch by max wolf / www.meso.net
   v. 0.1 - very basic functions - mw 20061220

#include <U8g2lib.h>      // make sure to add U8g2 library and restart Arduino IDE  

int val;
int encoder0PinA = D2;
int encoder0PinB = D3;
int encoder0Pos = 0;
int encoder0PinALast = LOW;
int n = LOW;

#define OLED_SDA  D2
#define OLED_SCL  D1
#define OLED_RST  D0
const char *text = "U8g2 OTA Demo";  // scroll this text from right to left

void setup() {
  pinMode (encoder0PinA, INPUT);
  pinMode (encoder0PinB, INPUT);
  Serial.begin (9600);
  u8g2.clearBuffer();          // clear the internal memory
  u8g2.setFont(u8g2_font_8x13B_mf); // choose a suitable font
  u8g2.drawStr(0,10,text);  // write something to the internal memory

void loop() {
  n = digitalRead(encoder0PinA);
  if ((encoder0PinALast == LOW) && (n == HIGH)) {
    if (digitalRead(encoder0PinB) == LOW) {
    } else {
    Serial.print (encoder0Pos);
    Serial.print ("/");
  encoder0PinALast = n;
  //u8g2.drawStr(0,10,"Hola"); //THIS WORK FINE
  u8g2.drawStr(0,10,encoder0PinALast );

The error is : invalid conversion from 'int' to 'const char*' [-fpermissive]

if i chhange u8g2.drawStr(0,10,encoder0PinALast ); for u8g2.drawStr(0,10,encoder0PinALast );
Error: request for member 'c_str' in 'encoder0PinALast', which is of non-class type 'int'

I don't know how to solve tis problem :frowning:

If you look at the U8g2lib functions you will see that drawStr() only draws strings. https://github.com/olikraus/u8g2/wiki/u8g2reference#drawstr

If you want to draw a numeric expression you should turn it into a C string first. e.g.

   char buf[7]; //big enough for -32768
   u8g2.drawStr(0,10, itoa(encoder0PinALast, buf, 10) );

This looks a bit messy. So it would be handy to just create a C helper function. Then you can use it in all of your projects.

void drawNumber(int x, int y, int value)
    char buf[7];  //big enough for -32768
    u8g2.drawStr(x, y, itoa(value, buf, 10);

then you can just say:

Note that this is intended for 16bit integer expressions. You would need a bigger buffer for signed 32bit integers e.g. on Arduino Due.


Edit. Instead of u8g2.drawStr(x, y, "msg") you can use separate
u8g2.setCursor(x, y); and u8g2.print(expression); statements.

Note that this lets you print any kind of expression e.g. float, integer, "msg", String, ...