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New Visual C++ sample program
Written in C++ and including a project file for Visual C++ 5.0/6.0, we proudly announce the release of TX TextControl Words with complete source code.
TX TextControl Words is an extended version of the TX TextControl Demo example. By looking at the freely available source code, you will learn how to add, edit and delete hyperlinks, whose targets can be in the same file, in any other TX Words file or indeed any other standard URL. If you wish, you can also list the hyperlinks in an external file. Just like in any standard web browser, all hyperlinks can be highlighted (underlined blue text), so that they stand out from the rest of the text. The color of the text and background can be set using a standard color dialog box. Horizontal lines can be inserted - these are simulated by adding an empty paragraph with a bottom aligned frame.
TX Tip of the week: CurrentInputPosition
The following code pieces demonstrate how to use the CurrentInputPosition property to get the current position of the caret in the document and afterwards set its position to the very beginning of the text.
1) Delphi CurrentInputPosition
cur : OLEVariant;
deb : PChar;
// Get current position
cur := TXTextControl1.CurrentInputPosition;
deb := PChar(IntToStr(cur) +'-'+ IntToStr(cur) +'-'+ IntToStr
MessageBox(0, deb, 'Debug', MB_OK);
// Set new position
cur := 1; // page
cur := 1; // line
cur := 0; // col
TXTextControl1.CurrentInputPosition := cur;
2) VisualBasic CurrentInputPosition
Dim cur As Variant
Dim deb As String
' Get current position
cur = TXTextControl1.CurrentInputPosition
deb = Str(cur(0)) + "-" + Str(cur(1)) + "-" + Str(cur(2))
' Set new position
cur(0) = 1 ' page
cur(1) = 1 ' line
cur(2) = 0 ' col
TXTextControl1.CurrentInputPosition = cur
The CurrentInputPosition property is available since version 6.0 of TX Text Control. It returns an array of three values which specify the page, line and column number of the current text input position. These values are the same that are shown in Text Control's statusbar. Since version 7.0 this property is also writeable and thus let's you set the caret to a certain page, line and column.
Robust code edit control
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Get your TX application on our web site
Remember a while ago, we asked you to send us a brief description of how you used TX Text Control in your application and in return we offered you a free advert for your software product on our web site? Well, this offer is still running: All we ask is that you send us your text, as well as a few screenshots detailing how TX Text Control was part of the solution and within about two days of receiving this material, we will add your story, along with your logo and your name to our sample application page.
The Newsletter Team