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handler:  handler?
handler:  handler-name
handler:  handler-extension
handler:  handler-handler
handler:  insert-format-handler
handler:  find-named-format-handler
handler:  find-format-handler
handler:  edit-file
handler:  current-create-new-window
handler:  open-file
handler:  install-recent-items
handler:  set-recent-items-frame-superclass
handler:  add-to-recent
handler:  set-recent-position
handler:  size-recently-opened-files

17 Handler 🔗

procedure

(handler:handler? obj)  boolean?

  obj : any/c
This predicate determines if its input is a handler.

procedure

(handler:handler-name handler)  string?

  handler : handler:handler?
Extracts the name from a handler.

procedure

(handler:handler-extension handler)

  (or/c (path? . -> . boolean?) (listof string?))
  handler : handler:handler?
Extracts the extension from a handler.

procedure

(handler:handler-handler handler)

  (path? . -> . (is-a?/c frame:editor<%>))
  handler : handler:handler?
Extracts the handler’s handling function.

procedure

(handler:insert-format-handler name    
  pred    
  handler)  void?
  name : string?
  pred : (or/c string? (listof string?) (path? . -> . boolean?))
  handler : (path? . -> . (or/c false/c (is-a?/c frame:editor<%>)))
This function inserts a format handler.

The string, name names the format handler for use with handler:find-named-format-handler. If pred is a string, it is matched with the extension of a filename by handler:find-format-handler. If pred is a list of strings, they are each matched with the extension of a filename by handler:find-format-handler. If it is a function, the filename is applied to the function and the functions result determines if this is the handler to use.

The most recently added format handler takes precedence over all other format handlers.

procedure

(handler:find-named-format-handler name)

  (or/c #f (-> path? (is-a?/c frame:editor<%>)))
  name : string?
This function selects a format handler. See also handler:insert-format-handler.

It finds a handler based on name.

procedure

(handler:find-format-handler filename)

  (or/c #f (-> path? (is-a?/c frame:editor<%>)))
  filename : path?
This function selects a format handler. See also handler:insert-format-handler.

It finds a handler based on filename.

procedure

(handler:edit-file filename [make-default])

  (or/c false/c (is-a?/c frame:editor<%>))
  filename : (or/c path? false/c)
  make-default : (-> (is-a?/c frame:editor<%>))
   = (λ () ((handler:current-create-new-window) filename))
This function invokes the appropriate format handler to open the file (see handler:insert-format-handler).

  • If filename is a string, this function checks the result of group:get-the-frame-group to see if the filename is already open by a frame in the group.
    • If so, it returns the frame.

    • If not, this function calls handler:find-format-handler with filename.
      • If a handler is found, it is applied to filename and its result is the final result.

      • If not, make-default is used.

  • If filename is #f, make-default is used.

This is a parameter that controls how the framework creates new application windows.

The default setting is this:
(λ (filename)
  (let ([frame (make-object frame:text-info-file% filename)])
    (send frame show #t)
    frame))

procedure

(handler:open-file [dir])

  (or/c false/c (is-a?/c frame:basic<%>))
  dir : (or/c false/c path? string?) = #f
This function queries the user for a filename and opens the file for editing. It uses handler:edit-file to open the file, once the user has chosen it.

Calls finder:get-file and handler:edit-file, passing along dir.

procedure

(handler:install-recent-items menu)  void?

  menu : (is-a?/c menu%)
This function deletes all of the items in the given menu and adds one menu item for each recently opened file. These menu items, when selected, call handler:edit-file with the filename of the recently opened file.

The menu’s size is limited to 10.
Sets the superclass for the recently opened files frame. It must be derived from frame:standard-menus.

procedure

(handler:add-to-recent filename)  void?

  filename : path?
Adds a filename to the list of recently opened files.

procedure

(handler:set-recent-position filename    
  start    
  end)  void?
  filename : path?
  start : number?
  end : number?
Sets the selection of the recently opened file to start and end.

procedure

(handler:size-recently-opened-files num)  void?

  num : number?
Sizes the 'framework:recently-opened-files/pos preference list length to num.