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Textbox Extension

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Sep 27th, 2017: Version 1: initial version

Sep 28th, 2017: Version 2: parameter component added in AfterTextChanged event

Oct 9th, 2017: Version 3: SetBackgroundImage method added

Oct 21st, 2017: Version 4: GetHighlightColor and SetHighlightColor methods added

Oct 22st, 2017: Version 5: SetSoftKeyboardIconEnter method and EnterPressed event added

Description

Textbox Extension.

Required permission: none
Main sponsor of this extension is Italo. Thank you!

Methods


Return current position of cursor in textbox.


Highlight text.


Return length of textbox.


Set background image.
You can use a relative path or a complete path to the image file. To use a relative path, just prefix the imageFileName with /. For instance /myFile.jpg will set the file /mnt/sdcard/myFile.jpg. If a fileName starts with file:/// you can specify a complete path to the file. To use an image file from the assets, prefix the imageFileName with //..
Sponsor of this method is ghoostiadi. Thank you!


Get Highlight color of textbox.


Set Highlight color of textbox.


Set cursor at a specific position in textbox.


Set cursor at end position in textbox.


Start Text Changed listener.


Start Enter Pressed Listener for a textbox. Not available for multiline textboxes. Thank you Bruger!
Sponsor of this method is Boban. Thank you!


Set Icon for Enter button on soft keyboard for a textbox. Not available for multiline textboxes. Thank you Bruger!
Possible values for icon: DONE, GO, NEXT, PREVIOUS, SEARCH, SEND.
Sponsor of this method is Boban. Thank you!

Events


Event indicating that text of component has been changed.


Event indicating that enter in textbox has been pressed. Not available for multiline textboxes. Thank you Bruger!
Sponsor of this event is Boban. Thank you!

Example Use

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Example Use of SetBackgroundImage method

Example Use of Get/SetHighlightColor methods

Example Use of StartEnterPressedListener, SetSoftKeyboardIconEnter method and EnterPressed event

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Download TaifunTextbox extension (aix file)

Download Textbox Test (aia file)
Download Textbox Background Image Test (aia file)
Download Textbox Highlight Color Test (aia file)
Download Textbox Enter Pressed Test (aia file)

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