[Newbies] FW: how to set the cursor position in TextMorph

Ron Teitelbaum Ron at USMedRec.com
Wed May 10 17:03:02 UTC 2006

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Subject: Re: how to set the cursor position in TextMorph

Hi Frank,
I think I'm getting the meaning of cursor wrong.
So basicly what I want to do is the following. I want to set the caret 
position in the textmorph using some smalltalk code instead of using the 
As an example, assume I have the following text in a textmorph and | is 
the place my caret is currently at:


Now I want to move the caret to another place like:

but not by clicking there, using some code instead.
Is this possible at all? Do I need to imitate firing an event (something 
like mouse down event)?
Thanks for any help.

- Celal Ziftci




> Hi Celal,

> Better to know is what do you want to do. The accessor cursorWrapped: 
> work very well and brings the curosor of the TextMorph to the right 
> position. The little example below is how I try to get the answer on 
> your question.

> "initialize the TextMorph"
> karl := TextMorph new openInWorld. karl contents: 'here comes the mouse'.

> "Show where the cursor is"
> Transcript show: karl cursor;cr.
> "result ==1"

> "change the position of the cursor"
> karl cursorWrapped: 6.

> "Show where the cursor is"
> Transcript show: karl cursor.
> "result == 6"

> Cheers,
>   Frank

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: how to set the cursor position in TextMorph (09-Mai-2006 19:47)
From:    Celal Ziftci <celalziftci at gmail.com>
To:      frank.urbach at schmees.com

>> Hi,
>> I am having problem in setting the cursor to a certain position in 
>> TextMorph. I am trying the cursorWrapped: message, but it seems to be 
>> not working (or I am misunderstanding its meaning). Any help or 
>> pointers would be appreciated.
>> Thanks,
>> - Celal Ziftci

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