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GtkTextMark

GtkTextMark — A position in the buffer preserved across buffer modifications

Properties

gboolean left-gravity Read / Write / Construct Only
gchar * name Read / Write / Construct Only

Types and Values

struct GtkTextMark

Object Hierarchy

    GObject
    ╰── GtkTextMark

Includes

#include <gtk/gtk.h>

Description

You may wish to begin by reading the text widget conceptual overview which gives an overview of all the objects and data types related to the text widget and how they work together.

A GtkTextMark is like a bookmark in a text buffer; it preserves a position in the text. You can convert the mark to an iterator using gtk_text_buffer_get_iter_at_mark(). Unlike iterators, marks remain valid across buffer mutations, because their behavior is defined when text is inserted or deleted. When text containing a mark is deleted, the mark remains in the position originally occupied by the deleted text. When text is inserted at a mark, a mark with left gravity will be moved to the beginning of the newly-inserted text, and a mark with right gravity will be moved to the end. [3]

Marks are reference counted, but the reference count only controls the validity of the memory; marks can be deleted from the buffer at any time with gtk_text_buffer_delete_mark(). Once deleted from the buffer, a mark is essentially useless.

Marks optionally have names; these can be convenient to avoid passing the GtkTextMark object around.

Marks are typically created using the gtk_text_buffer_create_mark() function.

Functions

gtk_text_mark_new ()

GtkTextMark *
gtk_text_mark_new (const gchar *name,
                   gboolean left_gravity);

Creates a text mark. Add it to a buffer using gtk_text_buffer_add_mark(). If name is NULL, the mark is anonymous; otherwise, the mark can be retrieved by name using gtk_text_buffer_get_mark(). If a mark has left gravity, and text is inserted at the mark's current location, the mark will be moved to the left of the newly-inserted text. If the mark has right gravity (left_gravity = FALSE), the mark will end up on the right of newly-inserted text. The standard left-to-right cursor is a mark with right gravity (when you type, the cursor stays on the right side of the text you're typing).

Parameters

name

mark name or NULL.

[allow-none]

left_gravity

whether the mark should have left gravity

 

Returns

new GtkTextMark

Since: 2.12


gtk_text_mark_set_visible ()

void
gtk_text_mark_set_visible (GtkTextMark *mark,
                           gboolean setting);

Sets the visibility of mark ; the insertion point is normally visible, i.e. you can see it as a vertical bar. Also, the text widget uses a visible mark to indicate where a drop will occur when dragging-and-dropping text. Most other marks are not visible. Marks are not visible by default.

Parameters

mark

a GtkTextMark

 

setting

visibility of mark

 

gtk_text_mark_get_visible ()

gboolean
gtk_text_mark_get_visible (GtkTextMark *mark);

Returns TRUE if the mark is visible (i.e. a cursor is displayed for it).

Parameters

mark

a GtkTextMark

 

Returns

TRUE if visible


gtk_text_mark_get_deleted ()

gboolean
gtk_text_mark_get_deleted (GtkTextMark *mark);

Returns TRUE if the mark has been removed from its buffer with gtk_text_buffer_delete_mark(). See gtk_text_buffer_add_mark() for a way to add it to a buffer again.

Parameters

mark

a GtkTextMark

 

Returns

whether the mark is deleted


gtk_text_mark_get_name ()

const gchar *
gtk_text_mark_get_name (GtkTextMark *mark);

Returns the mark name; returns NULL for anonymous marks.

Parameters

mark

a GtkTextMark

 

Returns

mark name


gtk_text_mark_get_buffer ()

GtkTextBuffer *
gtk_text_mark_get_buffer (GtkTextMark *mark);

Gets the buffer this mark is located inside, or NULL if the mark is deleted.

Parameters

mark

a GtkTextMark

 

Returns

the mark's GtkTextBuffer.

[transfer none]


gtk_text_mark_get_left_gravity ()

gboolean
gtk_text_mark_get_left_gravity (GtkTextMark *mark);

Determines whether the mark has left gravity.

Parameters

mark

a GtkTextMark

 

Returns

TRUE if the mark has left gravity, FALSE otherwise

Types and Values

struct GtkTextMark

struct GtkTextMark;

Property Details

The “left-gravity” property

  “left-gravity”             gboolean

Whether the mark has left gravity.

Flags: Read / Write / Construct Only

Default value: FALSE


The “name” property

  “name”                     gchar *

Mark name.

Flags: Read / Write / Construct Only

Default value: NULL



[3] "left" and "right" here refer to logical direction (left is the toward the start of the buffer); in some languages such as Hebrew the logically-leftmost text is not actually on the left when displayed.

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