Fl_Input_ | +----Fl_Input | +----Fl_Float_Input, Fl_Int_Input, Fl_Multiline_Input, Fl_Secret_Input
This is the FLTK text input widget. It displays a single line of text and lets the user edit it. Normally it is drawn with an inset box and a white background. The text may contain any characters (even 0), and will correctly display anything, using ^X notation for unprintable control characters and \nnn notation for unprintable characters with the high bit set. It assummes the font can draw any characters in the ISO8859-1 character set.
|Mouse button 1||Moves the cursor to this point. Drag selects characters. Double click selects words. Triple click selects all text. Shift+click extends the selection.|
|Mouse button 2||Insert the current X selection at the cursor (unlike Motif this does not move the insertion point to the mouse). If the widget does not have the input focus (and thus no cursor) it puts the cursor where clicked and inserts the selection there.|
|Mouse button 3||Currently acts like button 1.|
|Backspace||Deletes one character to the left, or deletes the selected region.|
|Enter||May cause the callback, see when().|
|^A or Home||Go to start of line.|
|^B or Left||Move left|
|^C||Copy the selection to the clipboard|
|^D or Delete||Deletes one character to the right or deletes the selected region. Due to silly historical X problems, the Delete key will act like Backspace until you type a "real" backspace.|
|^E or End||Go to the end of line.|
|^F or Right||Move right|
|^K||Delete to the end of line (next \n character) or deletes a single \n character. These deletions are all concatenated into the clipboard.|
|^N or Down||Move down (for Fl_Multiline_Input only, otherwise it moves to the next input field).|
|^P or Up||Move up (for Fl_Multiline_Input only, otherwise it moves to the previous input field).|
|^Q or RightCtrl or Compose||Start a compose-character sequence. The next one or two keys typed define the character to insert. This also can be used to "quote" control characters.|
|^V or ^Y||Paste the clipboard|
|^X or ^W||Copy the region to the clipboard and delete it.|
|^Z or ^_||Undo. This is a single-level undo mechanism, but all adjacent deletions and insertions are concatenated into a single "undo". Often this will undo a lot more than you expected.|
|Shift+move||Move the cursor but also extend the selection.|
Creates a new Fl_Input widget using the given position, size, and label string. The default boxtype is FL_DOWN_BOX.
Destroys the widget and any value associated with it.
const char *Fl_Input::value() const int Fl_Input::value(const char*) int Fl_Input::value(const char*, int)
The first form returns the current value, which is a pointer to the internal buffer and is valid only until the next event is handled.
The second two forms change the text and set the mark and the point to the end of it. The string is copied to the internal buffer. Passing NULL is the same as "". This returns non-zero if the new value is different than the current one. You can use the second version to directly set the length if you know it already or want to put nul's in the text.
Change the text and set the mark and the point to the end of it. The string is not copied. If the user edits the string it is copied to the internal buffer then. This can save a great deal of time and memory if your program is rapidly changing the values of text fields, but this will only work if the passed string remains unchanged until either the Fl_Input is destroyed or value() is called again.
Returns the number of characters in value(). This may be greater than strlen(value()) if there are nul characters in it.
Same as value()[n], but may be faster in plausible implementations. No bounds checking is done.
Controls when callbacks are done. The following values are useful, the default value is FL_WHEN_RELEASE:
0: The callback is not done, but changed() is turned on.
FL_WHEN_CHANGED: The callback is done each time the text is changed by the user.
FL_WHEN_RELEASE: The callback will be done when this widget loses the focus, including when the window is unmapped. This is a useful value for text fields in a panel where doing the callback on every change is wasteful. However the callback will also happen if the mouse is moved out of the window, which means it should not do anything visible (like pop up an error message). You might do better setting this to zero, and scanning all the items for changed() when the OK button on a panel is pressed.
FL_WHEN_ENTER_KEY: If the user types the Enter key, the entire text is selected, and the callback is done if the text has changed. Normally the Enter key will navigate to the next field (or insert a newline for a Fl_Mulitline_Input), this changes the behavior.
FL_WHEN_ENTER_KEY|FL_WHEN_NOT_CHANGED: The Enter key will do the callback even if the text has not changed. Useful for command fields.
Gets or sets the color of the text in the input field.
Gets or sets the font of the text in the input field.
Gets or sets the size of the text in the input field.
Get or set the color of the cursor. This is black by default.