Hi Eckhard. On Thu, 2008-06-26 at 15:06 +0200, Eckhard M. Jäger wrote: > i developed several plugins for gEdit and i like to update now my > Language Reference plugin > to support new features of Evince: > http://my.opera.com/area42/blog/gedit-language-reference-plugin > > For that I'd like to get the actual selected words or the word where > the cursor is located. > I didn't know how to get it. Please, can someone tell me how? Here is a rough doctest that illustrates how to work with the cursor, and how to get the selected text (which is just two lines of code) To work with the text of a Gedit.Document, you need to use the API of the underlying object, the GtkTextBuffer. Assuming the user selects [The text I selected] from this paragraph. The plugin can get the document from the window or view: >>> document = window.get_active_document() >>> document <Document object at ... (GtkSourceBuffer at ...)> The cursor at the insert 'mark' in the GtkTextBuffer. >>> cursor_iter = document.get_iter_at_mark(document.get_insert()) >>> cursor_iter.get_offset() 159 The cursor_iter can be moved forwards an backwards. True or False is returned upon success. >>> cursor_iter.forward_cursor_position() True >>> cursor_iter.get_offset() 160 >>> cursor_iter.forward_cursor_position(3) True >>> cursor_iter.get_offset() 163 >>> cursor_iter.backward_cursor_position() True >>> cursor_iter.get_offset() 162 >>> cursor_iter.backward_cursor_positions(3) >>> cursor_iter.get_offset() 159 The current selection can be retrieved using get_selection_bounds(). >>> (start_iter, end_iter) = document.get_selection_bounds() >>> selected_text = document.get_text(start_iter, end_iter) >>> selected_text 'The text I selected' -- __C U R T I S C. H O V E Y_______ Guilty of stealing everything I am.
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