[Gtk-sharp-list] Textview keypress event problem

Michael Hutchinson m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com
Fri May 22 00:11:23 EDT 2009

2009/4/9 Atis <drake1 at freemail.hu>:
> I would like to use the keypress event  (C#) to decide whether the content
> of a textview widget has changed or not at the exit of an application. If it
> changed, I ask whether I should save the modification or not. My problem is
> that the keypress event captures only the Lshift, Rshift, Caps lock keys,
> but not the regular "letter" and "number" keys.

Why not use the TextView's buffer's Modified flag?

(The reason you can't capture all the keystroke events is that the
textview is subscribed to the key events itself in order to capture
key input, and when it "consumes" keystrokes it prevents the event
from propagating to other handlers. You can work around this, as Chris
said, by putting the [GLib.ConnectBefore] on your handler, which
causes GTK# to insert your handler *before* the widget's own handler).

Michael Hutchinson

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