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XmTextGetSelection(3) Library Functions Manual XmTextGetSelection(3)


XmTextGetSelection — A Text function that retrieves the value of the primary selection "XmTextGetSelection" "Text functions" "XmTextGetSelection"


#include <Xm/Text.h>
char * XmTextGetSelection(
Widget widget);


XmTextGetSelection retrieves the value of the primary selection. It returns a NULL pointer if no text is selected in the widget. The application is responsible for freeing the storage associated with the string by calling XtFree.

Specifies the Text widget ID

For a complete definition of Text and its associated resources, see XmText(3).


Returns a character pointer to the string that is associated with the primary selection.


XmText(3) and XmTextGetSelectionWcs(3).