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SWT Text : Select part of the text?

Posted on 2011-02-14
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have a textbox which I want to select the last two characters of.

So for example:


I would like to select the 00 only.

Question by:directxBOB
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Expert Comment

ID: 34886754
in swings,

textField.select( 3, 4 ) ;

Author Comment

ID: 34886892
I don't seem to have a select option. I have selectAll, setSelection
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Expert Comment

ID: 34886896
what are the params for setSelection?
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Author Comment

ID: 34886921
int Start
Point selection
int Start, int End

I've tried

control.setSelection(0, t.length());
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Accepted Solution

ksivananth earned 125 total points
ID: 34887085

control.setSelection(t.length() - 3, t.length() - 1 );

Author Comment

ID: 34887471
That doesn't appear to have done anything

It could be a timing issue, but  not really sure.
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Assisted Solution

for_yan earned 250 total points
ID: 34890543
With Text components
it actually does selection either selectAll(), or with like setSelection(2,4) , so that you can then get selected text later correctly,
but it does not show it.
If you want selection to be shown use
StyledText components insted of Text components.
Those will show selected text in blue - and you can of course change how it shows selection.
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Assisted Solution

objects earned 125 total points
ID: 34892043
it should be setSelection(3,5)
does selectAll() show it selected?
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Assisted Solution

for_yan earned 250 total points
ID: 34892262
At least for me it does not show selection - neither selectAll, nor setSelection(..)
Only wheh I changed to StyledText did it start showing
When I retrieve getSelection - it still retrieves seletced part from both


Author Closing Comment

ID: 35279124
For some reason my application simply was not allowing any of these selects to work. The application has been scrapped and onto another one now... sorry about not getting back, work has been insane.

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