Re: [code] How to make the folding markers larger?

From: Mitchell <>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2019 15:40:56 -0500 (EST)

Hi David,

On Fri, 22 Feb 2019, David Tamar wrote:

> Thanks, Mitchell!
> I adjusted the width to 36px and it looks amazing and so clickable!
> I've removed the horizontal line and I think it's nearly perfect at this point, so I'm content with the current solution, but I didn't manage to get the event handler work properly.
> The function `toggle_fold_show_text` didn't work for some reason, and it also doesn't seem to appear in the autocomplete options nor in the API docs. There's a similar function called `toggle_fold_display_text` which I tried to use instead, but Textadept's Lua interpreter says it's just `nil` as if this function doesn't exist. I guess the function was renamed just recently? (my Textadept version is 10.2)

The API documentation has a typo. It should be `toggle_fold_show_text()`.

> I then tried to test the event with the basic function `toggle_fold` to merely figure out if the event is being invoked at all. I found out that the event is invoked only if I press on either margin [1] or the empty margin [3] which is between the folding markers and the text itself. However, the event won't trigger at all if I'm pressing on the folding margin [2] itself or on the line numbers' margin [0].

Hmm, it looks like Scintilla (Textadept's editing component) is automatically handling folding margin clicks and not forwarding them to Textadept. There may be a workaround, but I do not know it off the top of my head.

> When the event is invoked at margins [1] and [3], it prints correct 0-based line number & margin index, but neither of the functions `toggle_fold`, `toggle_fold_show_text` or `toggle_fold_display_text` manage to fold the clause starting at this line. I tried to use a 1-based line index as well by sending `line + 1` to each of these functions, it didn't work either.
> Here's the event that I've placed in my init.lua:
> `buffer.fold_display_text_style = buffer.FOLDDISPLAYTEXT_BOXED
> events.connect(events.MARGIN_CLICK,
> function(margin, position)
> --if margin ~= 2 then return end
> local line = buffer:line_from_position(position)
> ui.print("Line: " .. tostring(line) .. ", margin: " .. tostring(margin)) -- debug
> buffer:toggle_fold(line)
> --buffer:toggle_fold_show_text(line, '[...]')
> --buffer:toggle_fold_display_text(line, '[...]')
> end)`

The `ui.print()` call is changing the current buffer, so the `buffer:toggle_fold()` is operating on the message buffer, not your previous code buffer.


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