ctrlSetTextSelection

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Introduced with Arma 3 version 2.002.00
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Description

Description:
Selects length characters of edit control from the start position and places cursor at the end of selection.
To move cursor only, set length to 0. To select text from right to left, use negative length (See ctrlTextSelection for more info)

Syntax

Syntax:
control ctrlSetTextSelection [start, length]
Parameters:
control: Control
[start, length]: Array
start: Number - selection start position
length: Number - length of characters to select (0 to only move the cursor). Negative length will select text from right to left (see example 3)
Return Value:
Nothing

Examples

Example 1:
_control ctrlSetTextSelection [5, 10]
Example 2:
disableSerialization; private _ctrl = findDisplay 46 createDisplay "RscDisplayEmpty" ctrlCreate ["RscEditMulti", -1]; _ctrl ctrlSetPosition [0,0,0.5,0.3]; _ctrl ctrlCommit 0; _ctrl ctrlSetText "Hello World"; _ctrl ctrlSetTextSelection [6, 5]; // selects World ctrlSetFocus _ctrl;
Example 3:
Select text from right to left:_control ctrlSetTextSelection [5, -4]

Additional Information

See also:
ctrlTextSelection ctrlSetText
Groups:
GUI Control

Notes

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