Constructor for widget for multi-line editable text input

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Description

The gtext widget creates a text buffer for handling multiple lines of text.

Usage

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gtext (text = NULL, width = NULL, height = 300, font.attr = NULL, 
    wrap = TRUE, handler = NULL, action = NULL, container = NULL, 
    ..., toolkit = guiToolkit()) 

Arguments

text

Initial text in widget

width

Width of widget in pixels

height

Height of gtext widget in pixels

font.attr

Optional specification of font attributes

wrap

For gtext, are long lines wrapped?

handler

Handler called when text is changed.

action

Passed to handler

container

Optional container to attach widget to

...

Passed to add method of container

toolkit

Which GUI toolkit to use

Details

The gtext widget has the following methods.

The svalue method returns the text held in the buffer. If drop=TRUE, then only the text in the currently selection is returned.

The svalue<- method replaces the text in the buffer with the new text.

New text is added with the insert method. The basic usage is insert(obj,text) where "text" could be a single line or a vector of text, or –for gWidgetsRGtk2 – a gwidget (although some, like gedit, are kind of flaky). Extra arguments include do.newline a logical indicating if a new line after the last line should be added (default is TRUE); font.attr to specify any font attributes; where indicating where to add the text (either end or beginning). The insert generic replaces the overused add for gtext, but add will still work.

The font can be changed. The font.attr argument to the constructor is used to specify font properties for the buffer. When specifed to the add method, the font specification applies to the new text. Both uses use a named character vector to specify the font properties. For instance c(style="normal", weights="bold",sizes="medium"). The command obj[['tags']] will produce a list containing all the available attributes.

The font<- method is used to change the font of the currently selected text. It too takes a named character vector specifying the font attributes. If there is no currently selected text, the entire buffer will have the new font attribute.

The dispose method clears the text in the buffer.

The addHandlerKeystroke method for geditand gtext is called for each keystroke. In gtext or RGtk2 the component key of the h argument contains the keystroke.

Examples

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## Not run: 
        ## gtext example
        obj <- gtext("First line", container=gwindow())
	insert(obj,"second line", font.attr=c(family="monospace"))
        insert(obj,"third line", font.attr=c(foreground.colors="red"))

## End(Not run)

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