[Project_owners] Inserting text around selected text in Midas

David Murray lid2000 at tpg.com.au
Sat Nov 13 01:37:02 EST 2004


Ignore this, for I am a fool and didn't consider just grabbing the 
selection, editing the string, then using insertHTML to dump it in instead.

*slaps forehead*

David.

David Murray wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I'm trying to insert text around selected text in Midas, for example:
> 
> Blah blah blah blah blah.
> 
> If 'blah blah blah' was selected and the text-inserter button thing was 
> clicked to put a ! at the start and a ? at the end of the selection, 
> it'd become:
> 
> Blah !blah blah blah? blah.
> 
> Or if nothing is selected, just !? appears.
> 
> I can do it fairly easily in a straight textbox, however I need to be 
> able to do it in the RTF editor. I was thinking set the caret at the 
> start of the selection, insert the text/HTML, set the caret to the end 
> of the selection, insert the text/HTML, then reselect the selection. 
> This way the undo pile shouldn't get wiped.
> 
> Only problem is, I can't figure out exactly how to *do* that. Any takers?
> 
> David.
> 
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