[Gtk-sharp-list] Connexion between Pango.Layout and Gtk.TextBuffer

David Cantin david_cantin at videotron.ca
Sun May 20 23:53:42 EDT 2007

Hello there,

I'm browsing the documentation of Pango and Gtk for some time now and I
didn't find a clear "connexion" between a Gtk.TextBuffer and a

So, the question is :

Is there a way that a can populate a Gtk.TextBuffer with a string
formated with markup's as the Pango.Layout.SetMarkup(string) does.

For now, I plan to subclass a Gtk.TextBuffer (or a Gtk.TextView) and add
a "void SetMarkup(string)" method that will parse the string and use a
bunch of TextTag to do the text formating internally. I also plan to add
a "string GetMarkup()" method witch will produce a string with markup's
from the content of the Gtk.TextBufer.

Is this a good way to go or there is already a simpler way to do what I
want ?

In fact, my goal is to create a simple wysiwyg text editor and render
the text produced on a Pango.Layout and then, on a Cairo.Surface.

Any thought ?


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