CopperSpice API  1.7.2
QTextCursor Class Reference

The QTextCursor class offers an API to access and modify QTextDocuments. More...

Public Types

enum  MoveMode
 
enum  MoveOperation
 
enum  SelectionType
 

Public Methods

 QTextCursor ()
 
 QTextCursor (const QTextBlock &block)
 
 QTextCursor (const QTextCursor &other)
 
 QTextCursor (QTextDocument *document)
 
 QTextCursor (QTextFrame *frame)
 
 ~QTextCursor ()
 
int anchor () const
 
bool atBlockEnd () const
 
bool atBlockStart () const
 
bool atEnd () const
 
bool atStart () const
 
void beginEditBlock ()
 
QTextBlock block () const
 
QTextCharFormat blockCharFormat () const
 
QTextBlockFormat blockFormat () const
 
int blockNumber () const
 
QTextCharFormat charFormat () const
 
void clearSelection ()
 
int columnNumber () const
 
QTextListcreateList (const QTextListFormat &format)
 
QTextListcreateList (QTextListFormat::Style style)
 
QTextFramecurrentFrame () const
 
QTextListcurrentList () const
 
QTextTablecurrentTable () const
 
void deleteChar ()
 
void deletePreviousChar ()
 
QTextDocumentdocument () const
 
void endEditBlock ()
 
bool hasComplexSelection () const
 
bool hasSelection () const
 
void insertBlock ()
 
void insertBlock (const QTextBlockFormat &format)
 
void insertBlock (const QTextBlockFormat &format, const QTextCharFormat &charFormat)
 
void insertFragment (const QTextDocumentFragment &fragment)
 
QTextFrameinsertFrame (const QTextFrameFormat &format)
 
void insertHtml (const QString &html)
 
void insertImage (const QImage &image, const QString &name=QString ())
 
void insertImage (const QString &name)
 
void insertImage (const QTextImageFormat &format)
 
void insertImage (const QTextImageFormat &format, QTextFrameFormat::Position alignment)
 
QTextListinsertList (const QTextListFormat &format)
 
QTextListinsertList (QTextListFormat::Style style)
 
QTextTableinsertTable (int rows, int cols)
 
QTextTableinsertTable (int rows, int cols, const QTextTableFormat &format)
 
void insertText (const QString &text)
 
void insertText (const QString &text, const QTextCharFormat &format)
 
bool isCopyOf (const QTextCursor &other) const
 
bool isNull () const
 
void joinPreviousEditBlock ()
 
bool keepPositionOnInsert () const
 
void mergeBlockCharFormat (const QTextCharFormat &modifier)
 
void mergeBlockFormat (const QTextBlockFormat &modifier)
 
void mergeCharFormat (const QTextCharFormat &modifier)
 
bool movePosition (MoveOperation op, MoveMode=MoveAnchor, int n=1)
 
bool operator!= (const QTextCursor &other) const
 
bool operator< (const QTextCursor &other) const
 
bool operator<= (const QTextCursor &other) const
 
QTextCursor & operator= (const QTextCursor &other)
 
QTextCursor & operator= (QTextCursor &&other)
 
bool operator== (const QTextCursor &other) const
 
bool operator> (const QTextCursor &other) const
 
bool operator>= (const QTextCursor &other) const
 
int position () const
 
int positionInBlock () const
 
void removeSelectedText ()
 
void select (SelectionType selection)
 
void selectedTableCells (int *firstRow, int *numRows, int *firstColumn, int *numColumns) const
 
QString selectedText () const
 
QTextDocumentFragment selection () const
 
int selectionEnd () const
 
int selectionStart () const
 
void setBlockCharFormat (const QTextCharFormat &format)
 
void setBlockFormat (const QTextBlockFormat &format)
 
void setCharFormat (const QTextCharFormat &format)
 
void setKeepPositionOnInsert (bool b)
 
void setPosition (int pos, MoveMode mode=MoveAnchor)
 
void setVerticalMovementX (int x)
 
void setVisualNavigation (bool b)
 
void swap (QTextCursor &other)
 
int verticalMovementX () const
 
bool visualNavigation () const
 

Detailed Description

The QTextCursor class offers an API to access and modify QTextDocuments.

Text cursors are objects that are used to access and modify the contents and underlying structure of text documents via a programming interface that mimics the behavior of a cursor in a text editor. QTextCursor contains information about both the cursor's position within a QTextDocument and any selection that it has made.

QTextCursor is modeled on the way a text cursor behaves in a text editor, providing a programmatic means of performing standard actions through the user interface. A document can be thought of as a single string of characters. The cursor's current position() then is always either between two consecutive characters in the string, or else before the very first character or after the very last character in the string. Documents can also contain tables, lists, images, and other objects in addition to text but, from the developer's point of view, the document can be treated as one long string. Some portions of that string can be considered to lie within particular blocks (e.g. paragraphs), or within a table's cell, or a list's item, or other structural elements. When we refer to "current character" we mean the character immediately before the cursor position() in the document. Similarly, the "current block" is the block that contains the cursor position().

A QTextCursor also has an anchor() position. The text that is between the anchor() and the position() is the selection. If anchor() == position() there is no selection.

The cursor position can be changed programmatically using setPosition() and movePosition(); the latter can also be used to select text. For selections see selectionStart(), selectionEnd(), hasSelection(), clearSelection(), and removeSelectedText().

If the position() is at the start of a block atBlockStart() returns true; and if it is at the end of a block atBlockEnd() returns true. The format of the current character is returned by charFormat(), and the format of the current block is returned by blockFormat().

Formatting can be applied to the current text document using the setCharFormat(), mergeCharFormat(), setBlockFormat() and mergeBlockFormat() functions. The 'set' functions will replace the cursor's current character or block format, while the 'merge' functions add the given format properties to the cursor's current format. If the cursor has a selection the given format is applied to the current selection. Note that when only parts of a block is selected the block format is applied to the entire block. The text at the current character position can be turned into a list using createList().

Deletions can be achieved using deleteChar(), deletePreviousChar(), and removeSelectedText().

Text strings can be inserted into the document with the insertText() function, blocks (representing new paragraphs) can be inserted with insertBlock().

Existing fragments of text can be inserted with insertFragment() but, if you want to insert pieces of text in various formats, it is usually still easier to use insertText() and supply a character format.

Various types of higher-level structure can also be inserted into the document with the cursor:

  • Lists are ordered sequences of block elements that are decorated with bullet points or symbols. These are inserted in a specified format with insertList().
  • Tables are inserted with the insertTable() function, and can be given an optional format. These contain an array of cells that can be traversed using the cursor.
  • Inline images are inserted with insertImage(). The image to be used can be specified in an image format, or by name.
  • Frames are inserted by calling insertFrame() with a specified format.

Actions can be grouped (i.e. treated as a single action for undo/redo) using beginEditBlock() and endEditBlock().

Cursor movements are limited to valid cursor positions. In Latin writing this is between any two consecutive characters in the text, before the first character, or after the last character. In some other writing systems cursor movements are limited to "clusters" (e.g. a syllable in Devanagari, or a base letter plus diacritics). Functions such as movePosition() and deleteChar() limit cursor movement to these valid positions.

See also
Rich Text Processing

Member Enumeration Documentation

ConstantValueDescription
QTextCursor::MoveAnchor0Moves the anchor to the same position as the cursor itself.
QTextCursor::KeepAnchor1Keeps the anchor where it is.

If the anchor() is kept where it is and the position() is moved, the text in between will be selected.

ConstantValueDescription
QTextCursor::NoMove0Keep the cursor where it is
QTextCursor::Start1Move to the start of the document.
QTextCursor::StartOfLine3Move to the start of the current line.
QTextCursor::StartOfBlock4Move to the start of the current block.
QTextCursor::StartOfWord5Move to the start of the current word.
QTextCursor::PreviousBlock6Move to the start of the previous block.
QTextCursor::PreviousCharacter7Move to the previous character.
QTextCursor::PreviousWord8Move to the beginning of the previous word.
QTextCursor::Up2Move up one line.
QTextCursor::Left9Move left one character.
QTextCursor::WordLeft10Move left one word.
QTextCursor::End11Move to the end of the document.
QTextCursor::EndOfLine13Move to the end of the current line.
QTextCursor::EndOfWord14Move to the end of the current word.
QTextCursor::EndOfBlock15Move to the end of the current block.
QTextCursor::NextBlock16Move to the beginning of the next block.
QTextCursor::NextCharacter17Move to the next character.
QTextCursor::NextWord18Move to the next word.
QTextCursor::Down12Move down one line.
QTextCursor::Right19Move right one character.
QTextCursor::WordRight20Move right one word.
QTextCursor::NextCell21Move to the beginning of the next table cell inside the current table. If the current cell is the last cell in the row, the cursor will move to the first cell in the next row.
QTextCursor::PreviousCell22Move to the beginning of the previous table cell inside the current table. If the current cell is the first cell in the row, the cursor will move to the last cell in the previous row.
QTextCursor::NextRow23Move to the first new cell of the next row in the current table.
QTextCursor::PreviousRow24Move to the last cell of the previous row in the current table.
See also
movePosition()

This enum describes the types of selection that can be applied with the select() function.

ConstantValueDescription
QTextCursor::Document3Selects the entire document.
QTextCursor::BlockUnderCursor2Selects the block of text under the cursor.
QTextCursor::LineUnderCursor1Selects the line of text under the cursor.
QTextCursor::WordUnderCursor0Selects the word under the cursor. If the cursor is not positioned within a string of selectable characters, no text is selected.

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

QTextCursor::QTextCursor ( )

Constructs a null cursor.

QTextCursor::QTextCursor ( QTextDocument document)
explicit

Constructs a cursor pointing to the beginning of the document.

QTextCursor::QTextCursor ( QTextFrame frame)
explicit

Constructs a cursor pointing to the beginning of the frame.

QTextCursor::QTextCursor ( const QTextBlock block)
explicit

Constructs a cursor pointing to the beginning of the block.

QTextCursor::QTextCursor ( const QTextCursor &  other)

Copy constructs a new QTextCursor from other.

QTextCursor::~QTextCursor ( )

Destroys the QTextCursor.

Method Documentation

int QTextCursor::anchor ( ) const

Returns the anchor position; this is the same as position() unless there is a selection in which case position() marks one end of the selection and anchor() marks the other end. Just like the cursor position, the anchor position is between characters.

See also
position(), setPosition(), movePosition(), selectionStart(), selectionEnd()
bool QTextCursor::atBlockEnd ( ) const

Returns true if the cursor is at the end of a block, otherwise returns false.

See also
atBlockStart(), atEnd()
bool QTextCursor::atBlockStart ( ) const

Returns true if the cursor is at the start of a block, otherwise returns false.

See also
atBlockEnd(), atStart()
bool QTextCursor::atEnd ( ) const

Returns true if the cursor is at the end of the document, otherwise returns false.

See also
atStart(), atBlockEnd()
bool QTextCursor::atStart ( ) const

Returns true if the cursor is at the start of the document, otherwise returns false.

See also
atBlockStart(), atEnd()
void QTextCursor::beginEditBlock ( )

Indicates the start of a block of editing operations on the document that should appear as a single operation from an undo/redo point of view.

For example:

QTextCursor cursor(textDocument);
cursor.beginEditBlock();
cursor.insertText("Hello");
cursor.insertText("World");
cursor.endEditBlock();
textDocument->undo();

The call to undo() will cause both insertions to be undone, causing both "World" and "Hello" to be removed.

It is possible to nest calls to beginEditBlock and endEditBlock. The top-most pair will determine the scope of the undo/redo operation.

See also
endEditBlock()
QTextBlock QTextCursor::block ( ) const

Returns the block that contains the cursor.

QTextCharFormat QTextCursor::blockCharFormat ( ) const

Returns the block character format of the block the cursor is in.

The block char format is the format used when inserting text at the beginning of an empty block.

See also
setBlockCharFormat()
QTextBlockFormat QTextCursor::blockFormat ( ) const

Returns the block format of the block the cursor is in.

See also
setBlockFormat(), charFormat()
int QTextCursor::blockNumber ( ) const

Returns the number of the block the cursor is in, or 0 if the cursor is invalid.

Note that this function only makes sense in documents without complex objects such as tables or frames.

QTextCharFormat QTextCursor::charFormat ( ) const

Returns the format of the character immediately before the cursor position(). If the cursor is positioned at the beginning of a text block that is not empty then the format of the character immediately after the cursor is returned.

See also
setCharFormat(), insertText(), blockFormat()
void QTextCursor::clearSelection ( )

Clears the current selection by setting the anchor to the cursor position.

Note that it does not delete the text of the selection.

See also
removeSelectedText(), hasSelection()
int QTextCursor::columnNumber ( ) const

Returns the position of the cursor within its containing line.

Note that this is the column number relative to a wrapped line, not relative to the block (i.e. the paragraph).

You probably want to call positionInBlock() instead.

See also
positionInBlock()
QTextList * QTextCursor::createList ( const QTextListFormat format)

Creates and returns a new list with the given format, and makes the current paragraph the cursor is in the first list item.

See also
insertList(), currentList()
QTextList * QTextCursor::createList ( QTextListFormat::Style  style)

This is an overloaded function.

Creates and returns a new list with the given style, making the cursor's current paragraph the first list item.

The style to be used is defined by the QTextListFormat::Style enum.

See also
insertList(), currentList()
QTextFrame * QTextCursor::currentFrame ( ) const

Returns a pointer to the current frame. Returns a nullptr if the cursor is invalid.

See also
insertFrame()
QTextList * QTextCursor::currentList ( ) const

Returns the current list if the cursor position() is inside a block that is part of a list, otherwise returns a nullptr.

See also
insertList(), createList()
QTextTable * QTextCursor::currentTable ( ) const

Returns a pointer to the current table if the cursor position() is inside a block that is part of a table, otherwise returns a nullptr.

See also
insertTable()
void QTextCursor::deleteChar ( )

If there is no selected text, deletes the character at the current cursor position,, otherwise deletes the selected text.

See also
deletePreviousChar(), hasSelection(), clearSelection()
void QTextCursor::deletePreviousChar ( )

If there is no selected text, deletes the character before the current cursor position, otherwise deletes the selected text.

See also
deleteChar(), hasSelection(), clearSelection()
QTextDocument * QTextCursor::document ( ) const

Returns the document this cursor is associated with.

void QTextCursor::endEditBlock ( )

Indicates the end of a block of editing operations on the document that should appear as a single operation from an undo/redo point of view.

See also
beginEditBlock()
bool QTextCursor::hasComplexSelection ( ) const

Returns true if the cursor contains a selection that is not simply a range from selectionStart() to selectionEnd(), otherwise returns false.

Complex selections are ones that span at least two cells in a table; their extent is specified by selectedTableCells().

bool QTextCursor::hasSelection ( ) const

Returns true if the cursor contains a selection, otherwise returns false.

void QTextCursor::insertBlock ( )

Inserts a new empty block at the cursor position() with the current blockFormat() and charFormat().

See also
setBlockFormat()
void QTextCursor::insertBlock ( const QTextBlockFormat format)

This is an overloaded function.

Inserts a new empty block at the cursor position() with block format format and the current charFormat() as block char format.

See also
setBlockFormat()
void QTextCursor::insertBlock ( const QTextBlockFormat format,
const QTextCharFormat charFormat 
)

This is an overloaded function.

Inserts a new empty block at the cursor position() with block format format and charFormat as block char format.

See also
setBlockFormat()
void QTextCursor::insertFragment ( const QTextDocumentFragment fragment)

Inserts the text fragment at the current position().

QTextFrame * QTextCursor::insertFrame ( const QTextFrameFormat format)

Inserts a frame with the given format at the current cursor position(), moves the cursor position() inside the frame, and returns the frame.

If the cursor holds a selection, the whole selection is moved inside the frame.

See also
hasSelection()
void QTextCursor::insertHtml ( const QString html)

Inserts the text html at the current position(). The text is interpreted as HTML.

Note
When using this function with a style sheet, the style sheet will only apply to the current block in the document. In order to apply a style sheet throughout a document, use QTextDocument::setDefaultStyleSheet() instead.
void QTextCursor::insertImage ( const QImage image,
const QString name = QString() 
)

This is an overloaded function.

Convenience function for inserting the given image with an optional name at the current position().

void QTextCursor::insertImage ( const QString name)

This is an overloaded function.

Convenience method for inserting the image with the given name at the current position().

QImage img = ...
textDocument->addResource(QTextDocument::ImageResource, QUrl("myimage"), img);
cursor.insertImage("myimage");
void QTextCursor::insertImage ( const QTextImageFormat format)

Inserts the image defined by format at the current position().

void QTextCursor::insertImage ( const QTextImageFormat format,
QTextFrameFormat::Position  alignment 
)

This is an overloaded function.

Inserts the image defined by the given format at the cursor's current position with the specified alignment.

See also
position()
QTextList * QTextCursor::insertList ( const QTextListFormat format)

Inserts a new block at the current position and makes it the first list item of a newly created list with the given format. Returns the created list.

See also
currentList(), createList(), insertBlock()
QTextList * QTextCursor::insertList ( QTextListFormat::Style  style)

This is an overloaded function.

Inserts a new block at the current position and makes it the first list item of a newly created list with the given style. Returns the created list.

See also
currentList(), createList(), insertBlock()
QTextTable * QTextCursor::insertTable ( int  rows,
int  columns 
)

This is an overloaded function.

Creates a new table with the given number of rows and columns, inserts it at the current cursor position() in the document, and returns the table object. The cursor is moved to the beginning of the first cell.

There must be at least one row and one column in the table.

See also
currentTable()
QTextTable * QTextCursor::insertTable ( int  rows,
int  columns,
const QTextTableFormat format 
)

Creates a new table with the given number of rows and columns in the specified format, inserts it at the current cursor position() in the document, and returns the table object. The cursor is moved to the beginning of the first cell.

There must be at least one row and one column in the table.

See also
currentTable()
void QTextCursor::insertText ( const QString text)

Inserts text at the current position, using the current character format.

If there is a selection, the selection is deleted and replaced by text, for example:

cursor.clearSelection();
cursor.movePosition(QTextCursor::NextWord, QTextCursor::KeepAnchor);
cursor.insertText("Hello World");

This clears any existing selection, selects the word at the cursor (i.e. from position() forward), and replaces the selection with the phrase "Hello World".

Any ASCII linefeed characters (
) in the inserted text are transformed into unicode block separators, corresponding to insertBlock() calls.

See also
charFormat(), hasSelection()
void QTextCursor::insertText ( const QString text,
const QTextCharFormat format 
)

This is an overloaded function.

Inserts text at the current position with the given format.

bool QTextCursor::isCopyOf ( const QTextCursor &  other) const

Returns true if this cursor and other are copies of each other, i.e. one of them was created as a copy of the other and neither has moved since. This is much stricter than equality.

See also
operator=(), operator==()
bool QTextCursor::isNull ( ) const

Returns true if the cursor is null, otherwise returns false. A null cursor is created by the default constructor.

void QTextCursor::joinPreviousEditBlock ( )

Like beginEditBlock() indicates the start of a block of editing operations that should appear as a single operation for undo/redo. However unlike beginEditBlock() it does not start a new block but reverses the previous call to endEditBlock() and therefore makes following operations part of the previous edit block created.

For example:

QTextCursor cursor(textDocument);
cursor.beginEditBlock();
cursor.insertText("Hello");
cursor.insertText("World");
cursor.endEditBlock();
...
cursor.joinPreviousEditBlock();
cursor.insertText("Hey");
cursor.endEditBlock();
textDocument->undo();

The call to undo() will cause all three insertions to be undone.

See also
beginEditBlock(), endEditBlock()
bool QTextCursor::keepPositionOnInsert ( ) const

Returns whether the cursor should keep its current position when text gets inserted at the position of the cursor.

The default is false;

See also
setKeepPositionOnInsert()
void QTextCursor::mergeBlockCharFormat ( const QTextCharFormat modifier)

Modifies the block char format of the current block (or all blocks that are contained in the selection) with the block format specified by modifier.

See also
setBlockCharFormat()
void QTextCursor::mergeBlockFormat ( const QTextBlockFormat modifier)

Modifies the block format of the current block (or all blocks that are contained in the selection) with the block format specified by modifier.

See also
setBlockFormat(), blockFormat()
void QTextCursor::mergeCharFormat ( const QTextCharFormat modifier)

Merges the cursor's current character format with the properties described by format modifier. If the cursor has a selection, this function applies all the properties set in modifier to all the character formats that are part of the selection.

See also
hasSelection(), setCharFormat()
bool QTextCursor::movePosition ( MoveOperation  operation,
MoveMode  mode = MoveAnchor,
int  n = 1 
)

Moves the cursor by performing the given operation n times, using the specified mode, and returns true if all operations were completed successfully, otherwise returns false.

For example, if this function is repeatedly used to seek to the end of the next word, it will eventually fail when the end of the document is reached.

By default, the move operation is performed once (n = 1).

If mode is KeepAnchor, the cursor selects the text it moves over. This is the same effect that the user achieves when they hold down the Shift key and move the cursor with the cursor keys.

See also
setVisualNavigation()
bool QTextCursor::operator!= ( const QTextCursor &  other) const

Returns true if the other cursor is at a different position in the document as this cursor, otherwise returns false.

bool QTextCursor::operator< ( const QTextCursor &  other) const

Returns true if the other cursor is positioned later in the document than this cursor, otherwise returns false.

bool QTextCursor::operator<= ( const QTextCursor &  other) const

Returns true if the other cursor is positioned later or at the same position in the document as this cursor, otherwise returns false.

QTextCursor & QTextCursor::operator= ( const QTextCursor &  other)

Copy assigns from other and returns a reference to this object.

QTextCursor & QTextCursor::operator= ( QTextCursor &&  other)
inline

Move assigns from other and returns a reference to this object.

bool QTextCursor::operator== ( const QTextCursor &  other) const

Returns true if the other cursor is at the same position in the document as this cursor, otherwise returns false.

bool QTextCursor::operator> ( const QTextCursor &  other) const

Returns true if the other cursor is positioned earlier in the document than this cursor, otherwise returns false.

bool QTextCursor::operator>= ( const QTextCursor &  other) const

Returns true if the other cursor is positioned earlier or at the same position in the document as this cursor, otherwise returns false.

int QTextCursor::position ( ) const

Returns the absolute position of the cursor within the document. The cursor is positioned between characters.

See also
setPosition(), movePosition(), anchor(), positionInBlock()
int QTextCursor::positionInBlock ( ) const

Returns the relative position of the cursor within the block. The cursor is positioned between characters.

This is equivalent to position() - block().position().

See also
position()
void QTextCursor::removeSelectedText ( )

If there is a selection, its content is deleted, otherwise does nothing.

See also
hasSelection()
void QTextCursor::select ( SelectionType  selection)

Selects text in the document according to the given selection.

void QTextCursor::selectedTableCells ( int *  firstRow,
int *  numRows,
int *  firstColumn,
int *  numColumns 
) const

If the selection spans over table cells, firstRow is populated with the number of the first row in the selection, firstColumn with the number of the first column in the selection, and numRows and numColumns with the number of rows and columns in the selection. If the selection does not span any table cells the results are harmless but undefined.

QString QTextCursor::selectedText ( ) const

Returns the current selection's text (which may be empty). This only returns the text, with no rich text formatting information. If you want a document fragment (i.e. formatted rich text) use selection() instead.

Note
If the selection obtained from an editor spans a line break, the text will contain a Unicode U+2029 paragraph separator character instead of a newline
character. Use QString::replace() to replace these characters with newlines.
QTextDocumentFragment QTextCursor::selection ( ) const

Returns the current selection (which may be empty) with all its formatting information. If you just want the selected text (i.e. plain text) use selectedText() instead.

Note
Unlike QTextDocumentFragment::toPlainText(), selectedText() may include special unicode characters such as QChar::ParagraphSeparator.
See also
QTextDocumentFragment::toPlainText()
int QTextCursor::selectionEnd ( ) const

Returns the end of the selection or position() if the cursor does not have a selection.

See also
selectionStart(), position(), anchor()
int QTextCursor::selectionStart ( ) const

Returns the start of the selection or position() if the cursor does not have a selection.

See also
selectionEnd(), position(), anchor()
void QTextCursor::setBlockCharFormat ( const QTextCharFormat format)

Sets the block char format of the current block (or all blocks that are contained in the selection) to format.

See also
blockCharFormat()
void QTextCursor::setBlockFormat ( const QTextBlockFormat format)

Sets the block format of the current block (or all blocks that are contained in the selection) to format.

See also
blockFormat(), mergeBlockFormat()
void QTextCursor::setCharFormat ( const QTextCharFormat format)

Sets the cursor's current character format to the given format. If the cursor has a selection, the given format is applied to the current selection.

See also
charFormat(), hasSelection(), mergeCharFormat()
void QTextCursor::setKeepPositionOnInsert ( bool  b)

Defines whether the cursor should keep its current position when text gets inserted at the current position of the cursor.

If b is true, the cursor keeps its current position when text gets inserted at the positing of the cursor. If b is false, the cursor moves along with the inserted text.

The default is false.

Note that a cursor always moves when text is inserted before the current position of the cursor, and it always keeps its position when text is inserted after the current position of the cursor.

See also
keepPositionOnInsert()
void QTextCursor::setPosition ( int  pos,
MoveMode  m = MoveAnchor 
)

Moves the cursor to the absolute position in the document specified by pos using a MoveMode specified by m. The cursor is positioned between characters.

See also
position(), movePosition(), anchor()
void QTextCursor::setVerticalMovementX ( int  x)

Sets the visual x position for vertical cursor movements to x.

The vertical movement x position is cleared automatically when the cursor moves horizontally, and kept unchanged when the cursor moves vertically. The mechanism allows the cursor to move up and down on a visually straight line with proportional fonts, and to gently "jump" over short lines. A value of -1 indicates no predefined x position. It will then be set automatically the next time the cursor moves up or down.

See also
verticalMovementX()
void QTextCursor::setVisualNavigation ( bool  b)

Sets visual navigation to b.

Visual navigation means skipping over hidden text paragraphs. The default is false.

See also
visualNavigation(), movePosition()
void QTextCursor::swap ( QTextCursor &  other)
inline

Swaps this text cursor with other. This method is very fast and never fails.

int QTextCursor::verticalMovementX ( ) const

Returns the visual x position for vertical cursor movements.

A value of -1 indicates no predefined x position. It will then be set automatically the next time the cursor moves up or down.

See also
setVerticalMovementX()
bool QTextCursor::visualNavigation ( ) const

Returns true if the cursor does visual navigation, otherwise returns false.

Visual navigation means skipping over hidden text paragraphs. The default is false.

See also
setVisualNavigation(), movePosition()