[Gtk-sharp-list] Noob question about Gtk.ScrolledWindow

Christopher David Howie me at chrishowie.com
Wed May 19 18:40:21 EDT 2010

On 05/19/2010 06:36 PM, Andrew Harris wrote:
> Okay, so it's called textview1, but .Clear and .Text do do not work.  I
> am missing a package or something?  I am trying to clear the TextView
> and replace what it had in it with something else.  Seems pretty simple,
> and it seems as though it is much more simple in Visual Studio than
> Monodevelop.

Simple, perhaps, but less powerful.

GTK+ uses a Model-View design instead of the Winforms design.  In GTK+,
something other than the control contains the data, the control is
responsible only for rendering it.  In Winforms, you attach data
directly to the control, which precludes the possibility of doing some
cool stuff.

To manipulate the contents of the TextView, you must manipulate not the
TextView, but the model providing the data.  This is stored in the
TextView's Buffer property.

Chris Howie

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