Class Multiline_Input

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Multiline text input field.

Inherits from Input


This input field displays '\n' characters as new lines rather than ^J, and accepts the Return, Tab, and up and down arrow keys. This is for editing multiline text.

The FLTK documentation for Fl_Multiline_Input includes this paragraph:

"This is far from the nirvana of text editors, and is probably only good for small bits of text, 10 lines at most. I think FLTK can be used to write a powerful text editor, but it is not going to be a built-in feature. Powerful text editors in a toolkit are a big source of bloat."

Since I'm writing this, I'll add that decent quality text widgets have an amazing number of uses and can be a critical enabler to allow many apps to even be written or considered. Lua FLTK may wrap libfleditor or even the Tk text widget in the future.

doctool generated at Sun Aug 12 22:23:18 2001