Method

Gtk.TextIter.get_slice

Declaration [src]

char*
gtk_text_iter_get_slice (
  const GtkTextIter* start,
  const GtkTextIter* end
)

Description [src]

Returns the text in the given range.

A “slice” is an array of characters encoded in UTF-8 format, including the Unicode “unknown” character 0xFFFC for iterable non-character elements in the buffer, such as images. Because images are encoded in the slice, byte and character offsets in the returned array will correspond to byte offsets in the text buffer. Note that 0xFFFC can occur in normal text as well, so it is not a reliable indicator that a paintable or widget is in the buffer.

Parameters

end GtkTextIter
 

iterator at end of a range

 The data is owned by the caller of the function

Return value

Returns: char*

slice of text from the buffer

The caller of the function takes ownership of the data, and is responsible for freeing it
The string is a NUL terminated UTF-8 string