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tag insertion while writing

alexxxm
Hi list, hi Michael,
> Hi everybody,
> I'm looking for some directions, while programming a very simple
> editor (supporting basic formatting)
> 
> The window where the user writes is a Text widget (named: text), where
> I put a tag 'b' to set the text where this tag applies to bold.
> 
> This is not a problem when I apply the bold to a selection:
> 
> text.tag_add('b', SEL_FIRST,SEL_LAST)
> 
> I have instead two problems when I just want to switch on/off the bold
> while typing. To switch it on the only way I found is this:
> 
> text.insert(INSERT, '  ', 'b' )
> text.mark_set("insert", INSERT+'-1c')
> 
> notice that I have to insert TWO spaces. If I insert one, the bold
> doesnt apply. If I insert '', my cursor goes back one char!
> 
> My second problem is how to switch it off, when I'm writing within a
> bolded region - and for this I havent the slightest idea...

After different attempts at it, I realized that the following works perfectly for deselecting the currently active bold tag.
It still suffers from the problem that when I 'switch on' the tag it adds a space - but I can live with it...
     l=text.tag_names('insert')
        if l==() or l[0]!='b':   # select bold
          text.insert(INSERT, '  ', 'b' )
          text.mark_set('insert', 'insert-1c')
        else:                    # deselect bold
          text.insert(INSERT, ' ' )
          text.tag_remove ('b','insert-1c') 
          text.mark_set('insert', 'insert-1c')


thanks!


alessandro

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