AtkText

AtkText — The ATK interface implemented by components with text content.

Synopsis



            AtkText;
enum        AtkTextBoundary;
enum        AtkTextClipType;
            AtkTextRange;
            AtkTextRectangle;
            AtkAttribute;
typedef     AtkAttributeSet;
enum        AtkTextAttribute;
gchar*      atk_text_get_text               (AtkText *text,
                                             gint start_offset,
                                             gint end_offset);
gunichar    atk_text_get_character_at_offset
                                            (AtkText *text,
                                             gint offset);
gchar*      atk_text_get_text_after_offset  (AtkText *text,
                                             gint offset,
                                             AtkTextBoundary boundary_type,
                                             gint *start_offset,
                                             gint *end_offset);
gchar*      atk_text_get_text_at_offset     (AtkText *text,
                                             gint offset,
                                             AtkTextBoundary boundary_type,
                                             gint *start_offset,
                                             gint *end_offset);
gchar*      atk_text_get_text_before_offset (AtkText *text,
                                             gint offset,
                                             AtkTextBoundary boundary_type,
                                             gint *start_offset,
                                             gint *end_offset);
gint        atk_text_get_caret_offset       (AtkText *text);
void        atk_text_get_character_extents  (AtkText *text,
                                             gint offset,
                                             gint *x,
                                             gint *y,
                                             gint *width,
                                             gint *height,
                                             AtkCoordType coords);
AtkAttributeSet* atk_text_get_run_attributes
                                            (AtkText *text,
                                             gint offset,
                                             gint *start_offset,
                                             gint *end_offset);
AtkAttributeSet* atk_text_get_default_attributes
                                            (AtkText *text);
gint        atk_text_get_character_count    (AtkText *text);
gint        atk_text_get_offset_at_point    (AtkText *text,
                                             gint x,
                                             gint y,
                                             AtkCoordType coords);
AtkTextRange** atk_text_get_bounded_ranges  (AtkText *text,
                                             AtkTextRectangle *rect,
                                             AtkCoordType coord_type,
                                             AtkTextClipType x_clip_type,
                                             AtkTextClipType y_clip_type);
void        atk_text_get_range_extents      (AtkText *text,
                                             gint start_offset,
                                             gint end_offset,
                                             AtkCoordType coord_type,
                                             AtkTextRectangle *rect);
void        atk_text_free_ranges            (AtkTextRange **ranges);
gint        atk_text_get_n_selections       (AtkText *text);
gchar*      atk_text_get_selection          (AtkText *text,
                                             gint selection_num,
                                             gint *start_offset,
                                             gint *end_offset);
gboolean    atk_text_add_selection          (AtkText *text,
                                             gint start_offset,
                                             gint end_offset);
gboolean    atk_text_remove_selection       (AtkText *text,
                                             gint selection_num);
gboolean    atk_text_set_selection          (AtkText *text,
                                             gint selection_num,
                                             gint start_offset,
                                             gint end_offset);
gboolean    atk_text_set_caret_offset       (AtkText *text,
                                             gint offset);
void        atk_attribute_set_free          (AtkAttributeSet *attrib_set);
AtkTextAttribute atk_text_attribute_register
                                            (const gchar *name);
const gchar* atk_text_attribute_get_name    (AtkTextAttribute attr);
AtkTextAttribute atk_text_attribute_for_name
                                            (const gchar *name);
const gchar* atk_text_attribute_get_value   (AtkTextAttribute attr,
                                             gint index_);

Object Hierarchy

  GInterface
   +----AtkText

Known Implementations

AtkText is implemented by AtkNoOpObject.

Signal Prototypes

"text-attributes-changed"
            void        user_function      (AtkText *atktext,
                                            gpointer user_data);
"text-caret-moved"
            void        user_function      (AtkText *atktext,
                                            gint arg1,
                                            gpointer user_data);
"text-changed"
            void        user_function      (AtkText *atktext,
                                            gint arg1,
                                            gint arg2,
                                            gpointer user_data);
"text-selection-changed"
            void        user_function      (AtkText *atktext,
                                            gpointer user_data);

Description

AtkText should be implemented by AtkObjects on behalf of widgets that have text content which is either attributed or otherwise non-trivial. AtkObjects whose text content is simple, unattributed, and very brief may expose that content via atk_object_get_name instead; however if the text is editable, multi-line, typically longer than three or four words, attributed, selectable, or if the object already uses the 'name' ATK property for other information, the AtkText interface should be used to expose the text content. In the case of editable text content, AtkEditableText (a subtype of the AtkText interface) should be implemented instead.

AtkText provides not only traversal facilities and change notification for text content, but also caret tracking and glyph bounding box calculations. Note that the text strings are exposed as UTF-8, and are therefore potentially multi-byte, and caret-to-byte offset mapping makes no assumptions about the character length; also bounding box glyph-to-offset mapping may be complex for languages which use ligatures.

Details

AtkText

typedef struct _AtkText AtkText;

The AtkText structure does not contain any fields.


enum AtkTextBoundary

typedef enum {
  ATK_TEXT_BOUNDARY_CHAR,
  ATK_TEXT_BOUNDARY_WORD_START,
  ATK_TEXT_BOUNDARY_WORD_END,
  ATK_TEXT_BOUNDARY_SENTENCE_START,
  ATK_TEXT_BOUNDARY_SENTENCE_END,
  ATK_TEXT_BOUNDARY_LINE_START,
  ATK_TEXT_BOUNDARY_LINE_END
} AtkTextBoundary;

Text boundary types used for specifying boundaries for regions of text


enum AtkTextClipType

typedef enum {
    ATK_TEXT_CLIP_NONE,
    ATK_TEXT_CLIP_MIN,
    ATK_TEXT_CLIP_MAX,
    ATK_TEXT_CLIP_BOTH
} AtkTextClipType;

Describes the type of clipping required.

ATK_TEXT_CLIP_NONE No clipping to be done
ATK_TEXT_CLIP_MIN Text clipped by min coordinate is omitted
ATK_TEXT_CLIP_MAX Text clipped by max coordinate is omitted
ATK_TEXT_CLIP_BOTH Only text fully within mix/max bound is retained

AtkTextRange

typedef struct {
  AtkTextRectangle bounds;
  gint start_offset;
  gint end_offset;
  gchar* content;
} AtkTextRange;

A structure used to describe a text range.

AtkTextRectangle bounds; A rectangle giving the bounds of the text range
gint start_offset; The start offset of a AtkTextRange
gint end_offset; The end offset of a AtkTextRange
gchar *content; The text in the text range

AtkTextRectangle

typedef struct {
  gint x;
  gint y;
  gint width;
  gint height;
} AtkTextRectangle;

A structure used to store a rectangle used by AtkText.

gint x; The horizontal coordinate of a rectangle
gint y; The vertical coordinate of a rectangle
gint width; The width of a rectangle
gint height; The height of a rectangle

AtkAttribute

typedef struct {
  gchar* name;
  gchar* value;
} AtkAttribute;

A string name/value pair representing a text attribute.

gchar *name; The attribute name. Call atk_text_attr_get_name()
gchar *value; the value of the attribute, represented as a string. Call atk_text_attr_get_value() for those which are strings. For values which are numbers, the string representation of the number is in value.

AtkAttributeSet

typedef GSList AtkAttributeSet;

This is a singly-linked list (a GSList) of AtkAttribute. It is used by atk_text_get_run_attributes(), atk_text_get_default_attributes() and atk_editable_text_set_run_attributes()


enum AtkTextAttribute

typedef enum
{
  ATK_TEXT_ATTR_INVALID = 0,
  ATK_TEXT_ATTR_LEFT_MARGIN,
  ATK_TEXT_ATTR_RIGHT_MARGIN,
  ATK_TEXT_ATTR_INDENT,
  ATK_TEXT_ATTR_INVISIBLE,
  ATK_TEXT_ATTR_EDITABLE,
  ATK_TEXT_ATTR_PIXELS_ABOVE_LINES,
  ATK_TEXT_ATTR_PIXELS_BELOW_LINES,
  ATK_TEXT_ATTR_PIXELS_INSIDE_WRAP,
  ATK_TEXT_ATTR_BG_FULL_HEIGHT,
  ATK_TEXT_ATTR_RISE,
  ATK_TEXT_ATTR_UNDERLINE,
  ATK_TEXT_ATTR_STRIKETHROUGH,
  ATK_TEXT_ATTR_SIZE,
  ATK_TEXT_ATTR_SCALE,
  ATK_TEXT_ATTR_WEIGHT,
  ATK_TEXT_ATTR_LANGUAGE,
  ATK_TEXT_ATTR_FAMILY_NAME,
  ATK_TEXT_ATTR_BG_COLOR,
  ATK_TEXT_ATTR_FG_COLOR,
  ATK_TEXT_ATTR_BG_STIPPLE,
  ATK_TEXT_ATTR_FG_STIPPLE,
  ATK_TEXT_ATTR_WRAP_MODE,
  ATK_TEXT_ATTR_DIRECTION,
  ATK_TEXT_ATTR_JUSTIFICATION,
  ATK_TEXT_ATTR_STRETCH,
  ATK_TEXT_ATTR_VARIANT,
  ATK_TEXT_ATTR_STYLE,
  ATK_TEXT_ATTR_LAST_DEFINED
} AtkTextAttribute;

Describes the text attributes supported

ATK_TEXT_ATTR_INVALID Invalid attribute
ATK_TEXT_ATTR_LEFT_MARGIN The pixel width of the left margin
ATK_TEXT_ATTR_RIGHT_MARGIN The pixel width of the right margin
ATK_TEXT_ATTR_INDENT The number of pixels that the text is indented
ATK_TEXT_ATTR_INVISIBLE Either "true" or "false" indicating whether text is visible or not
ATK_TEXT_ATTR_EDITABLE Either "true" or "false" indicating whether text is editable or not
ATK_TEXT_ATTR_PIXELS_ABOVE_LINES Pixels of blank space to leave above each newline-terminated line.
ATK_TEXT_ATTR_PIXELS_BELOW_LINES Pixels of blank space to leave below each newline-terminated line.
ATK_TEXT_ATTR_PIXELS_INSIDE_WRAP Pixels of blank space to leave between wrapped lines inside the same newline-terminated line (paragraph).
ATK_TEXT_ATTR_BG_FULL_HEIGHT "true" or "false" whether to make the background color for each character the height of the highest font used on the current line, or the height of the font used for the current character.
ATK_TEXT_ATTR_RISE Number of pixels that the characters are risen above the baseline
ATK_TEXT_ATTR_UNDERLINE "none", "single", "double" or "low"
ATK_TEXT_ATTR_STRIKETHROUGH "true" or "false" whether the text is strikethrough
ATK_TEXT_ATTR_SIZE The size of the characters.
ATK_TEXT_ATTR_SCALE The scale of the characters. The value is a string representation of a double
ATK_TEXT_ATTR_WEIGHT The weight of the characters.
ATK_TEXT_ATTR_LANGUAGE The language used
ATK_TEXT_ATTR_FAMILY_NAME The font family name
ATK_TEXT_ATTR_BG_COLOR The background color. The value is an RGB value of the format "u,u,u"
ATK_TEXT_ATTR_FG_COLORThe foreground color. The value is an RGB value of the format "u,u,u"
ATK_TEXT_ATTR_BG_STIPPLE "true" if a GdkBitmap is set for stippling the background color.
ATK_TEXT_ATTR_FG_STIPPLE "true" if a GdkBitmap is set for stippling the foreground color.
ATK_TEXT_ATTR_WRAP_MODE The wrap mode of the text, if any. Values are "none", "char" or "word"
ATK_TEXT_ATTR_DIRECTION The direction of the text, if set. Values are "none", "ltr" or "rtl"
ATK_TEXT_ATTR_JUSTIFICATION The justification of the text, if set. Values are "left", "right", "center" or "fill"
ATK_TEXT_ATTR_STRETCH The stretch of the text, if set. Values are "ultra_condensed", "extra_condensed", "condensed", "semi_condensed", "normal", "semi_expanded", "expanded", "extra_expanded" or "ultra_expanded"
ATK_TEXT_ATTR_VARIANT The capitalization variant of the text, if set. Values are "normal" or "small_caps"
ATK_TEXT_ATTR_STYLE The slant style of the text, if set. Values are "normal", "oblique" or "italic"
ATK_TEXT_ATTR_LAST_DEFINED not a valid text attribute, used for finding end of enumeration

atk_text_get_text ()

gchar*      atk_text_get_text               (AtkText *text,
                                             gint start_offset,
                                             gint end_offset);

Gets the specified text.

text : an AtkText
start_offset : start position
end_offset : end position
Returns : the text from start_offset up to, but not including end_offset.

atk_text_get_character_at_offset ()

gunichar    atk_text_get_character_at_offset
                                            (AtkText *text,
                                             gint offset);

Gets the specified text.

text : an AtkText
offset : position
Returns : the character at offset.

atk_text_get_text_after_offset ()

gchar*      atk_text_get_text_after_offset  (AtkText *text,
                                             gint offset,
                                             AtkTextBoundary boundary_type,
                                             gint *start_offset,
                                             gint *end_offset);

Gets the specified text.

If the boundary_type if ATK_TEXT_BOUNDARY_CHAR the character after the offset is returned.

If the boundary_type is ATK_TEXT_BOUNDARY_WORD_START the returned string is from the word start after the offset to the next word start.

The returned string will contain the word after the offset if the offset is inside a word or if the offset is not inside a word.

If the boundary_type is ATK_TEXT_BOUNDARY_WORD_END the returned string is from the word end at or after the offset to the next work end.

The returned string will contain the word after the offset if the offset is inside a word and will contain the word after the word after the offset if the offset is not inside a word.

If the boundary type is ATK_TEXT_BOUNDARY_SENTENCE_START the returned string is from the sentence start after the offset to the next sentence start.

The returned string will contain the sentence after the offset if the offset is inside a sentence or if the offset is not inside a sentence.

If the boundary_type is ATK_TEXT_BOUNDARY_SENTENCE_END the returned string is from the sentence end at or after the offset to the next sentence end.

The returned string will contain the sentence after the offset if the offset is inside a sentence and will contain the sentence after the sentence after the offset if the offset is not inside a sentence.

If the boundary type is ATK_TEXT_BOUNDARY_LINE_START the returned string is from the line start after the offset to the next line start.

If the boundary_type is ATK_TEXT_BOUNDARY_LINE_END the returned string is from the line end at or after the offset to the next line start.

text : an AtkText
offset : position
boundary_type : An AtkTextBoundary
start_offset : the start offset of the returned string
end_offset : the offset of the first character after the returned substring
Returns : the text after offset bounded by the specified boundary_type.

atk_text_get_text_at_offset ()

gchar*      atk_text_get_text_at_offset     (AtkText *text,
                                             gint offset,
                                             AtkTextBoundary boundary_type,
                                             gint *start_offset,
                                             gint *end_offset);

Gets the specified text.

If the boundary_type if ATK_TEXT_BOUNDARY_CHAR the character at the offset is returned.

If the boundary_type is ATK_TEXT_BOUNDARY_WORD_START the returned string is from the word start at or before the offset to the word start after the offset.

The returned string will contain the word at the offset if the offset is inside a word and will contain the word before the offset if the offset is not inside a word.

If the boundary_type is ATK_TEXT_BOUNDARY_WORD_END the returned string is from the word end before the offset to the word end at or after the offset.

The returned string will contain the word at the offset if the offset is inside a word and will contain the word after to the offset if the offset is not inside a word.

If the boundary type is ATK_TEXT_BOUNDARY_SENTENCE_START the returned string is from the sentence start at or before the offset to the sentence start after the offset.

The returned string will contain the sentence at the offset if the offset is inside a sentence and will contain the sentence before the offset if the offset is not inside a sentence.

If the boundary_type is ATK_TEXT_BOUNDARY_SENTENCE_END the returned string is from the sentence end before the offset to the sentence end at or after the offset.

The returned string will contain the sentence at the offset if the offset is inside a sentence and will contain the sentence after the offset if the offset is not inside a sentence.

If the boundary type is ATK_TEXT_BOUNDARY_LINE_START the returned string is from the line start at or before the offset to the line start after the offset.

If the boundary_type is ATK_TEXT_BOUNDARY_LINE_END the returned string is from the line end before the offset to the line end at or after the offset.

text : an AtkText
offset : position
boundary_type : An AtkTextBoundary
start_offset : the start offset of the returned string
end_offset : the offset of the first character after the returned substring
Returns : the text at offset bounded by the specified boundary_type.

atk_text_get_text_before_offset ()

gchar*      atk_text_get_text_before_offset (AtkText *text,
                                             gint offset,
                                             AtkTextBoundary boundary_type,
                                             gint *start_offset,
                                             gint *end_offset);

Gets the specified text.

If the boundary_type if ATK_TEXT_BOUNDARY_CHAR the character before the offset is returned.

If the boundary_type is ATK_TEXT_BOUNDARY_WORD_START the returned string is from the word start before the word start before the offset to the word start before the offset.

The returned string will contain the word before the offset if the offset is inside a word and will contain the word before the word before the offset if the offset is not inside a word.

If the boundary_type is ATK_TEXT_BOUNDARY_WORD_END the returned string is from the word end before the word end at or before the offset to the word end at or before the offset.

The returned string will contain the word before the offset if the offset is inside a word or if the offset is not inside a word.

If the boundary type is ATK_TEXT_BOUNDARY_SENTENCE_START the returned string is from the sentence start before the sentence start before the offset to the sentence start before the offset.

The returned string will contain the sentence before the offset if the offset is inside a sentence and will contain the sentence before the sentence before the offset if the offset is not inside a sentence.

If the boundary_type is ATK_TEXT_BOUNDARY_SENTENCE_END the returned string is from the sentence end before the sentence end at or before the offset to the sentence end at or before the offset.

The returned string will contain the sentence before the offset if the offset is inside a sentence or if the offset is not inside a sentence.

If the boundary type is ATK_TEXT_BOUNDARY_LINE_START the returned string is from the line start before the line start ar or before the offset to the line start ar or before the offset.

If the boundary_type is ATK_TEXT_BOUNDARY_LINE_END the returned string is from the line end before the line end before the offset to the line end before the offset.

text : an AtkText
offset : position
boundary_type : An AtkTextBoundary
start_offset : the start offset of the returned string
end_offset : the offset of the first character after the returned substring
Returns : the text before offset bounded by the specified boundary_type.

atk_text_get_caret_offset ()

gint        atk_text_get_caret_offset       (AtkText *text);

Gets the offset position of the caret (cursor).

text : an AtkText
Returns : the offset position of the caret (cursor).

atk_text_get_character_extents ()

void        atk_text_get_character_extents  (AtkText *text,
                                             gint offset,
                                             gint *x,
                                             gint *y,
                                             gint *width,
                                             gint *height,
                                             AtkCoordType coords);

Get the bounding box containing the glyph representing the character at a particular text offset.

text : an AtkText
offset : The offset of the text character for which bounding information is required.
x : Pointer for the x cordinate of the bounding box
y : Pointer for the y cordinate of the bounding box
width : Pointer for the width of the bounding box
height : Pointer for the height of the bounding box
coords : specify whether coordinates are relative to the screen or widget window

atk_text_get_run_attributes ()

AtkAttributeSet* atk_text_get_run_attributes
                                            (AtkText *text,
                                             gint offset,
                                             gint *start_offset,
                                             gint *end_offset);

Creates an AtkAttributeSet which consists of the attributes explicitly set at the position offset in the text. start_offset and end_offset are set to the start and end of the range around offset where the attributes are invariant. Note that end_offset is the offset of the first character after the range. See the enum AtkTextAttribute for types of text attributes that can be returned. Note that other attributes may also be returned.

text : an AtkText
offset : the offset at which to get the attributes
start_offset : the address to put the start offset of the range
end_offset : the address to put the end offset of the range
Returns : an AtkAttributeSet which contains the attributes explicitly set at offset. This AtkAttributeSet should be freed by a call to atk_attribute_set_free().

atk_text_get_default_attributes ()

AtkAttributeSet* atk_text_get_default_attributes
                                            (AtkText *text);

Creates an AtkAttributeSet which consists of the default values of attributes for the text. See the enum AtkTextAttribute for types of text attributes that can be returned. Note that other attributes may also be returned.

text : an AtkText
Returns : an AtkAttributeSet which contains the default values of attributes. at offset. This AtkAttributeSet should be freed by a call to atk_attribute_set_free().

atk_text_get_character_count ()

gint        atk_text_get_character_count    (AtkText *text);

Gets the character count.

text : an AtkText
Returns : the number of characters.

atk_text_get_offset_at_point ()

gint        atk_text_get_offset_at_point    (AtkText *text,
                                             gint x,
                                             gint y,
                                             AtkCoordType coords);

Gets the offset of the character located at coordinates x and y. x and y are interpreted as being relative to the screen or this widget's window depending on coords.

text : an AtkText
x : screen x-position of character
y : screen y-position of character
coords : specify whether coordinates are relative to the screen or widget window
Returns : the offset to the character which is located at the specified x and y coordinates.

atk_text_get_bounded_ranges ()

AtkTextRange** atk_text_get_bounded_ranges  (AtkText *text,
                                             AtkTextRectangle *rect,
                                             AtkCoordType coord_type,
                                             AtkTextClipType x_clip_type,
                                             AtkTextClipType y_clip_type);

Get the ranges of text in the specified bounding box.

text : an AtkText
rect : An AtkTextRectagle giving the dimensions of the bounding box.
coord_type : Specify whether coordinates are relative to the screen or widget window.
x_clip_type : Specify the horizontal clip type.
y_clip_type : Specify the vertical clip type.
Returns : Array of AtkTextRange. The last element of the array returned by this function will be NULL.

atk_text_get_range_extents ()

void        atk_text_get_range_extents      (AtkText *text,
                                             gint start_offset,
                                             gint end_offset,
                                             AtkCoordType coord_type,
                                             AtkTextRectangle *rect);

Get the bounding box for text within the specified range.

text : an AtkText
start_offset : The offset of the first text character for which boundary information is required.
end_offset : The offset of the text character after the last character for which boundary information is required.
coord_type : Specify whether coordinates are relative to the screen or widget window.
rect : A pointer to a AtkTextRectangle which is filled in by this function.

atk_text_free_ranges ()

void        atk_text_free_ranges            (AtkTextRange **ranges);

Frees the memory associated with an array of AtkTextRange. It is assumed that the array was returned by the function atk_text_get_bounded_ranges and is NULL terminated.

ranges : A pointer to an array of AtkTextRange which is to be freed.

atk_text_get_n_selections ()

gint        atk_text_get_n_selections       (AtkText *text);

Gets the number of selected regions.

text : an AtkText
Returns : The number of selected regions, or -1 if a failure occurred.

atk_text_get_selection ()

gchar*      atk_text_get_selection          (AtkText *text,
                                             gint selection_num,
                                             gint *start_offset,
                                             gint *end_offset);

Gets the text from the specified selection.

text : an AtkText
selection_num : The selection number. The selected regions are assigned numbers that correspond to how far the region is from the start of the text. The selected region closest to the beginning of the text region is assigned the number 0, etc. Note that adding, moving or deleting a selected region can change the numbering.
start_offset : passes back the start position of the selected region
end_offset : passes back the end position of (e.g. offset immediately past) the selected region
Returns : the selected text.

atk_text_add_selection ()

gboolean    atk_text_add_selection          (AtkText *text,
                                             gint start_offset,
                                             gint end_offset);

Adds a selection bounded by the specified offsets.

text : an AtkText
start_offset : the start position of the selected region
end_offset : the offset of the first character after the selected region.
Returns : TRUE if success, FALSE otherwise

atk_text_remove_selection ()

gboolean    atk_text_remove_selection       (AtkText *text,
                                             gint selection_num);

Removes the specified selection.

text : an AtkText
selection_num : The selection number. The selected regions are assigned numbers that correspond to how far the region is from the start of the text. The selected region closest to the beginning of the text region is assigned the number 0, etc. Note that adding, moving or deleting a selected region can change the numbering.
Returns : TRUE if success, FALSE otherwise

atk_text_set_selection ()

gboolean    atk_text_set_selection          (AtkText *text,
                                             gint selection_num,
                                             gint start_offset,
                                             gint end_offset);

Changes the start and end offset of the specified selection.

text : an AtkText
selection_num : The selection number. The selected regions are assigned numbers that correspond to how far the region is from the start of the text. The selected region closest to the beginning of the text region is assigned the number 0, etc. Note that adding, moving or deleting a selected region can change the numbering.
start_offset : the new start position of the selection
end_offset : the new end position of (e.g. offset immediately past) the selection
Returns : TRUE if success, FALSE otherwise

atk_text_set_caret_offset ()

gboolean    atk_text_set_caret_offset       (AtkText *text,
                                             gint offset);

Sets the caret (cursor) position to the specified offset.

text : an AtkText
offset : position
Returns : TRUE if success, FALSE otherwise.

atk_attribute_set_free ()

void        atk_attribute_set_free          (AtkAttributeSet *attrib_set);

Frees the memory used by an AtkAttributeSet, including all its AtkAttributes.

attrib_set : The AtkAttributeSet to free

atk_text_attribute_register ()

AtkTextAttribute atk_text_attribute_register
                                            (const gchar *name);

Associate name with a new AtkTextAttribute

name : a name string
Returns : an AtkTextAttribute associated with name

atk_text_attribute_get_name ()

const gchar* atk_text_attribute_get_name    (AtkTextAttribute attr);

Gets the name corresponding to the AtkTextAttribute

attr : The AtkTextAttribute whose name is required
Returns : a string containing the name; this string should not be freed

atk_text_attribute_for_name ()

AtkTextAttribute atk_text_attribute_for_name
                                            (const gchar *name);

Get the AtkTextAttribute type corresponding to a text attribute name.

name : a string which is the (non-localized) name of an ATK text attribute.
Returns : the AtkTextAttribute enumerated type corresponding to the specified name, or ATK_TEXT_ATTRIBUTE_INVALID if no matching text attribute is found.

atk_text_attribute_get_value ()

const gchar* atk_text_attribute_get_value   (AtkTextAttribute attr,
                                             gint index_);

Gets the value for the index of the AtkTextAttribute

attr : The AtkTextAttribute for which a value is required
index_ : The index of the required value
Returns : a string containing the value; this string should not be freed; NULL is returned if there are no values maintained for the attr value.

Signals

The "text-attributes-changed" signal

void        user_function                  (AtkText *atktext,
                                            gpointer user_data);

The "text-attributes-changed" signal is emitted when the text attributes of the text of an object which implements AtkText changes.

atktext :the object which received the signal.
user_data :user data set when the signal handler was connected.

The "text-caret-moved" signal

void        user_function                  (AtkText *atktext,
                                            gint arg1,
                                            gpointer user_data);

The "text-caret-moved" signal is emitted when the caret position of the text of an object which implements AtkText changes.

atktext :the object which received the signal.
arg1 :The new position of the text caret.
user_data :user data set when the signal handler was connected.

The "text-changed" signal

void        user_function                  (AtkText *atktext,
                                            gint arg1,
                                            gint arg2,
                                            gpointer user_data);

The "text-changed" signal is emitted when the text of the object which implements the AtkText interface changes, This signal will have a detail which is either "insert" or "delete" which identifies whether the text change was an insertion or a deletion

atktext :the object which received the signal.
arg1 :The position of the insertion or deletion.
arg2 :The length of text inserted or deleted.
user_data :user data set when the signal handler was connected.

The "text-selection-changed" signal

void        user_function                  (AtkText *atktext,
                                            gpointer user_data);

The "text-selection-changed" signal is emitted when the selected text of an object which implements AtkText changes.

atktext :the object which received the signal.
user_data :user data set when the signal handler was connected.