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GtkSourceUtils

GtkSourceUtils — Utilities functions

Includes

#include <gtksourceview/gtksource.h>

Description

Utilities functions.

Functions

gtk_source_utils_unescape_search_text ()

gchar *
gtk_source_utils_unescape_search_text (const gchar *text);

Use this function before gtk_source_search_settings_set_search_text(), to unescape the following sequences of characters: \n, \r, \t and \. The purpose is to easily write those characters in a search entry.

Note that unescaping the search text is not needed for regular expression searches.

See also: gtk_source_utils_escape_search_text().

Parameters

text

the text to unescape.

 

Returns

the unescaped text .

Since 3.10


gtk_source_utils_escape_search_text ()

gchar *
gtk_source_utils_escape_search_text (const gchar *text);

Use this function to escape the following characters: \n, \r, \t and .

For a regular expression search, use g_regex_escape_string() instead.

One possible use case is to take the GtkTextBuffer's selection and put it in a search entry. The selection can contain tabulations, newlines, etc. So it's better to escape those special characters to better fit in the search entry.

See also: gtk_source_utils_unescape_search_text().

The escape and unescape functions are not reciprocal! For example, escape (unescape (\)) = \\. So avoid cycles such as: search entry -> unescape -> search settings -> escape -> search entry. The original search entry text may be modified.

Parameters

text

the text to escape.

 

Returns

the escaped text .

Since 3.10

Types and Values

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