MatchEditor - StringEditor with string completion
CompletionEditor is a StringEditor subclass with the added ability to complete
the current contents of the edit buffer against a specified set of strings. A
CompletionEditor is often useful when a user must specify a selection from a
large set of well-known strings--the user need only type the first few
characters of the string; he types the completion character to fill out the
When the user types the completion character, CompletionEditor
checks the current string against the list of possible completions. If the
current string is a prefix of one or more completion strings, characters are
appended so that the edit string contains the longest common prefix; if the
current string does not match any completion string, trailing characters are
removed until the string matches at least one completion. In any case, if
there is more than one possible completion of a string, CompletionEditor
rings the workstation bell.
- CompletionEditor(ButtonState*, const char* sample, const char*
- Create a new CompletionEditor object. The ButtonState, sample string, and
termination string are passed to the StringEditor constructor.
- void Completions(const char* completions, int count, char
- Specify the list of completion strings and the completion character. The
initial completion list is empty, and the completion character defaults to
a space. CompletionEditor does not copy the strings in the list.