One of the most basic entities in VNgen, textboxes are purely decorative and do not serve any mechanical purpose. However, a good textbox is an important part of any visual novel's UI design, and more importantly, ensures readability across a variety of backgrounds and scenes. And basic or not, textboxes still support the full range of available actions, including color blending and scripted animation support! This means textboxes are easily customizable for each character on-screen, taking them far above and beyond being just a colored box.
In this section we'll examine available textbox actions covering five basic operations: create, modify, replace, destroy, and animate.