Commit 4036ed83 authored by Per Abrahamsen's avatar Per Abrahamsen
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Explain need of static text around editable field

parent 72d19c66
2003-08-26 Per Abrahamsen <>
* widget.texi (User Interface): Explain the need of static text
around an editable field.
2003-08-19 Luc Teirlinck <>
* widget.texi (Basic Types): The argument to `:help-echo' can now
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@c %**end of header
Copyright @copyright{} 2000, 2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
Copyright @copyright{} 2000, 2002, 2003 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document
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For example, capitalizing all text from the middle of one field to the
middle of another field is prohibited.
Editing text fields are created by the @code{editable-field} widget.
Editable text fields are created by the @code{editable-field} widget.
An editable fields must be surrounded by static text on both sides, that
is, text that does not change in the lifetime of the widget. If the
field extend to the end of the line, the terminating line-feed character
will count as the necessary static text on that end, but you will have
to provide the static text before the field yourself. The
@code{:format} keyword is useful for generating the static text; for
instance, if you give it a value of @code{"Name: %v"}, the "Name: " part
will count as the static text.
The editing text fields are highlighted with the
@code{widget-field-face} face, making them easy to find.
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