New to programming. Select all/ highlighting with a mouse

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by captainritalin, Jul 13, 2009.

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    Hey guys. I am somewhat new to program. The current program that i am writing needs to be able to deal with any text that is highlighted/ selected. I am absolutely clueless as to how to do that or even what highlight/select really even is. Can anyone give me some pointers in the right direction pleas?
     
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    HiRez

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    You should probably first state what language and environment you're programming in. Are you using Cocoa/Objective-C/Xcode? Java? Python? Targeting Mac OS or iPhone? etc.
     
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    boast

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    well I don't know what widget toolkit you are using, but you might want to start by looking at its API for methods to get what you ask for.
     
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    Cinder6

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    What don't you understand about it?
     
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    How is it written into OS X and how do i integrate it into my programs?
     
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    HiRez

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    Are you using the Python-Cocoa bridge (in other words using Cocoa UI elements) or just straight Python? And if the latter, what GUI toolkit are you using? Python does not have a native/built-in GUI.
     

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