nsIAccessibleEditableText

An interface for editing text of an accessible object. The operations it supports includes setting text attributes and text contents while also replacing old text of an object with new text. It also includes and support basic operations such as, inserting text, copying text, cutting text, pasting text and deleting text at the specified position.
Inherits from: nsISupports Last changed in Gecko 1.9 (Firefox 3)

Method overview

void copyText(in long startPos, in long endPos);
void cutText(in long startPos, in long endPos);
void deleteText(in long startPos, in long endPos);
void insertText(in AString text, in long position);
void pasteText(in long position);
void setAttributes(in long startPos, in long endPos, in nsISupports attributes); Unimplemented
void setTextContents(in AString text);

Attributes

Attribute Type Description
associatedEditor nsIEditor Returns an editor associated with the accessible. Read only. Native code only!

Methods

copyText()

Copies the text range into the clipboard.

void copyText(
  in long startPos,
  in long endPos
);
Parameters
startPos
Start offset of the text to be copied into the clipboard.
endPos
End offset of the text to be copied into the clipboard.
Exceptions thrown
NS_ERROR_FAILURE
Indicates the text cannot be copied into the clipboard.

cutText()

Deletes a range of text and copies it to the clipboard.

void cutText(
  in long startPos,
  in long endPos
);
Parameters
startPos
Start offset of the text to be deleted and copied to clipboard.
endPos
End offset of the text to be copied into the clipboard.
Exceptions thrown
NS_ERROR_FAILURE
Indicates the text cannot be deleted or copied into the clipboard.

deleteText()

Deletes a range of text.

void deleteText(
  in long startPos,
  in long endPos
);
Parameters
startPos
Start offset of the text to be deleted.
endPos
End offset of the text to be deleted.
Exceptions thrown
NS_ERROR_FAILURE
Indicates the text cannot be deleted.

insertText()

Inserts text at the specified position.

void insertText(
  in AString text,
  in long position
);
Parameters
text
Text to be inserted.
position
The offset at which to insert the text.
Exceptions thrown
NS_ERROR_FAILURE
Indicates the text cannot be inserted.

pasteText()

Pastes text from the clipboard.

void pasteText(
  in long position
);
Parameters
position
The offset at which to insert the text from the system clipboard into the text represented by this object.
Exceptions thrown
NS_ERROR_FAILURE
Indicates the text cannot be pasted from the clipboard.

setAttributes()

Unimplemented

Sets the attributes for the text between the two given indices. The old attributes are replaced by the new list of attributes. For example, sets font styles, such as italic, bold, and so on.

void setAttributes(
  in long startPos,
  in long endPos,
  in nsISupports attributes
);
Parameters
startPos
The start index of the text whose attributes are modified.
endPos
The end index of the text whose attributes are modified.
attributes
The set of attributes that replaces the old list of attributes of the specified text portion.
Exceptions thrown
NS_ERROR_NOT_IMPLEMENTED
Always. The method is not implemented.

setTextContents()

Replaces the text represented by this object with the given text.

void setTextContents(
  in AString text
);
Parameters
text
The text that will replace the old text.
Exceptions thrown
NS_ERROR_FAILURE
Indicates the text cannot be replaced.

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