Re: uri_dropped, "drag commands" - detecting if user is holding down a key

From: vais <>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 19:57:03 -0800 (PST)

I see. Strictly speaking, though, modifier keys are not necessary for
implementing drag commands - they would just add more versatility.
Being able to respond to the uri_dropped event is all that's needed to
implement them.

For anyone interested, here is a link:

I think most examples of these are rather contrived, but there is
definitely potential to do some cool stuff with that. It's nice to
know it can be done in TA - I don't think Scite exposes this
functionality in any way.


On Jan 25, 7:14 pm, mitchell <> wrote:
> Vais,
> > Thank you for looking into this. I don't think SCN_URIDROPPED would be
> > the right place for this either. It is a more general problem of being
> > able anywhere in Textadept Lua code to query the OS if a modifier key
> > is on. This can be useful outside of the uri_dropped event. Is it
> > possible to expose this information from the C core to Lua?
> Unfortunately I can't think of a way. GTK+ notifies Textadept when a
> key is pressed along with any modifiers. I don't see how asking GTK+
> for modifiers is possible.
Received on Mon 26 Jan 2009 - 22:57:03 EST

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