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ctext — Ctext a text widget with highlighting support

Synopsis

package require Tk

package require ctext ?3.2?

ctext pathName ?options?

::ctext::addHighlightClass pathName class color keywordlist

::ctext::addHighlightClassWithOnlyCharStart pathName class color char

::ctext::addHighlightClassForSpecialChars pathName class color charstring

::ctext::addHighlightClassForRegexp pathName class color pattern

::ctext::clearHighlightClasses pathName

::ctext::getHighlightClasses pathName

::ctext::deleteHighlightClass pathName class

::ctext::enableComments enable

::ctext::disableComments enable

pathName highlight startIndex endIndex

pathName fastdelete index1 ?index2?

pathName fastinsert

pathName copy

pathName cut

pathName paste

pathName append

pathName configure option value ?...?

Description

The ctext package provides the ctext widget which is an enhanced text widget with support for configurable syntax highlighting and some extra commands.

Ctext overloads the text widget and provides new commands, named highlight, copy, paste,cut, append, and edit. It also provides several commands that allow you to define classes. Each class corresponds to a tag in the widget.

Commands

ctext pathName ?options?
Creates and configures a ctext widget.

Highlighting

Highlighting is controlled with text widget tags, that are called highlight classes. The class is a tag name and can be configured like any text widget tag. Four types of highlight classes are supported. All highlight classes are automatically used by the highlight method of the widget.

::ctext::addHighlightClass pathName class color keywordlist

Add a highlighting class class to the ctext widget pathName. The highligthing will be done with the color color. All words in the keywordlist will be highlighted.

# highlight some tcl keywords
::ctext::addHighlightClass .t tclkeywords red [list set info interp uplevel upvar]]
::ctext::addHighlightClassWithOnlyCharStart pathName class color char

Add a highlighting class class to the ctext widget pathName. The highligthing will be done with the color color. All words starting with char will be highlighted.

::ctext::addHighlightClassWithOnlyCharStart .t vars blue \$
::ctext::addHighlightClassForSpecialChars pathName class color charstring
Add a highlighting class class to the ctext widget pathName. The highligthing will be done with the color color. All chars in charstring will be highlighted.
::ctext::addHighlightClassForRegexp pathName class color pattern
Add a highlighting class class to the ctext widget pathName. The highligthing will be done with the color color. All text parts matching the regexp pattern will be highligthed.
::ctext::clearHighlightClasses pathName
Remove all highlight classes from the widget pathName.
::ctext::getHighlightClasses pathName
List all highlight classes for the widget pathName.
::ctext::deleteHighlightClass pathName class
Delete the highlight class class from the widget pathName
::ctext::enableComments enable
Enable C comment highlighting. The class for c-style comments is _cComment. The C comment highlighting is disabled by default.
::ctext::disableComments enable
Disable C comment highlighting.

Widget Commands

Each ctext widget created with the above command supports the following commands and options in addition to the standard text widget commands and options.

pathName highlight startIndex endIndex
Highlight the text between startIndex and endIndex.
pathName fastdelete index1 ?index2?
Delete text range without updating the highlighting. Arguments are identical to the pathName delete command inherited from the standard text widget.
pathName fastinsert
Insert text without updating the highlighting. Arguments are identical to the pathName insert command inherited from the standard text widget.
pathName copy
Call tk_textCopy for the ctext instance.
pathName cut
Call tk_textCut for the ctext instance.
pathName paste
Call tk_textPaste for the ctext instance.
pathName append
Append the current selection to the clipboard.
pathName configure option value ?...?
Set the options for the ctext widget. Each option name must be followed the new value.

Widget Options

Command-Line Switch:-linemap
Database Name:
Database Class:
Creates (-linemap 1) or deletes (-linemap 0) a line number list on the left of the widget. The default is to have a linemap displayed.
Command-Line Switch:-linemapfg
Database Name:
Database Class:
Changes the foreground of the linemap. The default is the same color as the main text widget.
Command-Line Switch:-linemapbg
Database Name:
Database Class:
Changes the background of the linemap. The default is the same color as the main text widget.
Command-Line Switch:-linemap_select_fg
Database Name:
Database Class:
Changes the selected line foreground. The default is black.
Command-Line Switch:-linemap_select_bg
Database Name:
Database Class:
Changes the selected line background. The default is yellow.
Command-Line Switch:-linemap_mark_command
Database Name:
Database Class:
Calls a procedure or command with the pathName of the ctext window, the type which is either marked or unmarked, and finally the line number selected. The proc prototype is:
proc linemark_cmd {win type line}.

See also ctext_test_interactive.tcl

Command-Line Switch:-highlight
Database Name:
Database Class:
Takes a boolean value which defines whether or not to highlight text which is inserted or deleted. The default is 1.
Command-Line Switch:-linemap_markable
Database Name:
Database Class:
Takes a boolean value which specifies whether or not lines in the linemap are markable with the mouse. The default is 1.

Example

package require Tk
package require ctext

proc main {} {
pack [frame .f] -fill both -expand 1
pack [scrollbar .f.s -command {.f.t yview}] -side right -fill y

pack [ctext .f.t -bg black -fg white -insertbackground yellow  -yscrollcommand {.f.s set}] -fill both -expand 1

ctext::addHighlightClass .f.t widgets purple  [list ctext button label text frame toplevel  scrollbar checkbutton canvas listbox menu menubar menubutton  radiobutton scale entry message tk_chooseDir tk_getSaveFile  tk_getOpenFile tk_chooseColor tk_optionMenu]

ctext::addHighlightClass .f.t flags orange  [list -text -command -yscrollcommand  -xscrollcommand -background -foreground -fg -bg  -highlightbackground -y -x -highlightcolor -relief -width  -height -wrap -font -fill -side -outline -style -insertwidth  -textvariable -activebackground -activeforeground -insertbackground  -anchor -orient -troughcolor -nonewline -expand -type -message  -title -offset -in -after -yscroll -xscroll -forward -regexp -count  -exact -padx -ipadx -filetypes -all -from -to -label -value -variable  -regexp -backwards -forwards -bd -pady -ipady -state -row -column  -cursor -highlightcolors -linemap -menu -tearoff -displayof -cursor  -underline -tags -tag]

ctext::addHighlightClass .f.t stackControl red  {proc uplevel namespace while for foreach if else}
ctext::addHighlightClassWithOnlyCharStart .f.t vars mediumspringgreen "\$"
ctext::addHighlightClass .f.t variable_funcs gold {set global variable unset}
ctext::addHighlightClassForSpecialChars .f.t brackets green {[]{}}
ctext::addHighlightClassForRegexp .f.t paths lightblue {\.[a-zA-Z0-9\_\-]+}
ctext::addHighlightClassForRegexp .f.t comments khaki {#[^\n\r]*}
.f.t fastinsert end [info body main]

pack [frame .f1] -fill x

.f.t highlight 1.0 end

pack [button .f1.exit -text Exit -command exit] -side left

pack [entry .e] -side bottom -fill x
.e insert end "ctext::deleteHighlightClass .f.t "
bind .e <Return> {eval [.e get]}
}
main

Further examples are in the source package for ctext.

Thanks

Kevin Kenny, Neil Madden, Jeffrey Hobbs, Richard Suchenwirth, Johan Bengtsson, Mac Cody, Günther, Andreas Sievers, and Michael Schlenker.

See Also

re_syntax, text

Keywords

syntax highlighting, text, widget

Info

3.2 ctext Ctext a text widget with highlighting support