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Motif FAQ (Part 4 of 9)
Section - 97) How can I highlight text in the Text widget?

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Answer: argv@zipcode.com (Dan Heller) wrote:

If you don't need font or color changes, you can do all this using a Text
widget very easily [in Motif 1.1, anyway].

loop() {
    pos = offset_of_pattern_in_text_widget(pattern, text_w);
    search_len = strlen(pattern);
    XmTextSetHighlight(text_w, pos, pos+search_len,
                XmHIGHLIGHT_SELECTED);
}


There are two choices for highlighting: reverse video (HIGHLIGHT_SELECTED) and
underlined (HIGHLIGHT_SECONDARY_SELECTED).  Be careful that your users won't
confuse your highlights with actual selections!

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Top Document: Motif FAQ (Part 4 of 9)
Previous Document: 96) How can I get the correct colors for scrolled text widget
Next Document: 98) How can I select all of the text in a widget programmatically?

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