Package: gtk

Function gtk-text-buffer-backspace

Lambda List

gtk-text-buffer-backspace (buffer iter &key interactive default-editable)


buffer -- a gtk-text-buffer object
iter -- a position in buffer
interactive -- whether the deletion is caused by user interaction
default-editable -- whether the buffer is editable by default

Return Value

True if the buffer was modified.


Performs the appropriate action as if the user hit the delete key with the cursor at the position specified by iter. In the normal case a single character will be deleted, but when combining accents are involved, more than one character can be deleted, and when precomposed character and accent combinations are involved, less than one character will be deleted.

Because the buffer is modified, all outstanding iterators become invalid after calling this function; however, the iter will be re-initialized to point to the location where text was deleted.

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