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keymap:  aug-keymap<%>
get-chained-keymaps
get-map-function-table
get-map-function-table/  ht
keymap:  aug-keymap-mixin
chain-to-keymap
remove-chained-keymap
map-function
keymap:  aug-keymap%
keymap:  remove-user-keybindings-file
keymap:  add-user-keybindings-file
keymap:  add-to-right-button-menu
keymap:  add-to-right-button-menu/  before
keymap:  call/  text-keymap-initializer
keymap:  canonicalize-keybinding-string
keymap:  get-editor
keymap:  get-file
keymap:  get-user
keymap:  get-global
keymap:  get-search
keymap:  make-meta-prefix-list
keymap:  send-map-function-meta
keymap:  setup-editor
keymap:  setup-file
keymap:  setup-global
keymap:  setup-search
keymap:  set-chained-keymaps
keymap:  remove-chained-keymap
keymap:  region-click

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interface

keymap:aug-keymap<%> : interface?

  implements: keymap%
This keymap overrides some of the built in keymap% methods to be able to extract the keybindings from the keymap.

method

(send a-keymap:aug-keymap get-chained-keymaps)

  (listof (is-a?/c keymap%))
Returns the list of keymaps that are chained to this one.

method

(send a-keymap:aug-keymap get-map-function-table)  hash?

Returns a hash-table that maps symbols naming key sequences to the names of the keymap functions the are bound to.

method

(send a-keymap:aug-keymap get-map-function-table/ht ht)  hash?

  ht : hash?
This is a helper function for get-map-function-table that returns a similar result, except it accepts a hash-table that it inserts the bindings into. It does not replace any bindings already in ht. The result is different from get-map-function-table only in that keymap:aug-keymap<%> get-map-function-table will remove keybindings that are also have a prefix (since those keybindings are not active).

mixin

keymap:aug-keymap-mixin : (class? . -> . class?)

  argument extends/implements: keymap%
  result implements: keymap:aug-keymap<%>

method

(send a-keymap:aug-keymap chain-to-keymap next    
  prefix?)  void
  next : (is-a?/c keymap%)
  prefix? : boolean?
Overrides chain-to-keymap in keymap%.
Keeps a list of the keymaps chained to this one.

method

(send a-keymap:aug-keymap remove-chained-keymap keymap)  void

  keymap : (is-a?/c keymap)
Keeps the list of the keymaps chained to this one up to date.

method

(send a-keymap:aug-keymap map-function key-name    
  function-name)  void
  key-name : string
  function-name : string
Overrides map-function in keymap%.
Keeps a separate record of the key names and functions that they are bound to in this keymap.

procedure

(keymap:remove-user-keybindings-file user-keybindings-path)

  any
  user-keybindings-path : any/c
Removes the keymap previously added by keymap:add-user-keybindings-file.

procedure

(keymap:add-user-keybindings-file user-keybindings-path-or-require-spec)

  any
  user-keybindings-path-or-require-spec : any/c
Chains the keymap defined by user-keybindings-path-or-require-spec to the global keymap, returned by keymap:get-global.

If user-keybindings-path-or-require-spec is a path, the module is loaded directly from that path. Otherwise, user-keybindings-path-or-require-spec is treated like an argument to require.

parameter

(keymap:add-to-right-button-menu)  
(-> (is-a?/c popup-menu%)
    (is-a?/c editor<%>)
    (is-a?/c event%)
    void?)
(keymap:add-to-right-button-menu proc)  void?
  proc : 
(-> (is-a?/c popup-menu%)
    (is-a?/c editor<%>)
    (is-a?/c event%)
    void?)
When the keymap that keymap:get-global returns is installed into an editor, this parameter’s value is used for right button clicks.

Before calling this procedure, the function append-editor-operation-menu-items is called.

When the keymap that keymap:get-global returns is installed into an editor, this function is called for right button clicks.

After calling this procedure, the function append-editor-operation-menu-items is called.

procedure

(keymap:call/text-keymap-initializer thunk-proc)  any/c

  thunk-proc : (-> any/c)
This function parameterizes the call to thunk-proc by setting the keymap-initialization procedure (see current-text-keymap-initializer) to install the framework’s standard text bindings.

procedure

(keymap:canonicalize-keybinding-string keybinding-string)

  string?
  keybinding-string : string?
Returns a string that denotes the same keybindings as the input string, except that it is in canonical form; two canonical keybinding strings can be compared with string=?.

procedure

(keymap:get-editor)  (is-a?/c keymap%)

This returns a keymap for handling standard editing operations. It binds these keys:

  • "z": undo

  • "y": redo

  • "x": cut

  • "c": copy

  • "v": paste

  • "a": select all

where each key is prefixed with the menu-shortcut key, based on the platform. Under Unix, the shortcut is "a:"; under windows the shortcut key is "c:" and under MacOS, the shortcut key is "d:".

procedure

(keymap:get-file)  (is-a?/c keymap%)

This returns a keymap for handling file operations.

procedure

(keymap:get-user)  (is-a?/c keymap%)

This returns a keymap that contains all of the keybindings in the keymaps loaded via keymap:add-user-keybindings-file

procedure

(keymap:get-global)  (is-a?/c keymap%)

This returns a keymap for general operations. See keymap:setup-global for a list of the bindings this keymap contains.

procedure

(keymap:get-search)  (is-a?/c keymap%)

This returns a keymap for searching operations.

procedure

(keymap:make-meta-prefix-list key    
  [mask-control?])  (listof string?)
  key : string?
  mask-control? : boolean? = #f
This prefixes a key with all of the different meta prefixes and returns a list of the prefixed strings. If mask-control? is #t, then the result strings include "~c:" in them (see keymap:send-map-function-meta) for a fuller discussion of this boolean).

Takes a keymap, a base key specification, and a function name; it prefixes the base key with all “meta” combination prefixes, and installs the new combinations into the keymap. For example, (keymap:send-map-function-meta keymap "a" func) maps "m:a" and "ESC;a" to func.

procedure

(keymap:send-map-function-meta 
  keymap 
  key 
  func 
  [mask-control? 
  #:alt-as-meta-keymap alt-as-meta-keymap]) 
  void?
  keymap : (is-a?/c keymap%)
  key : string?
  func : string?
  mask-control? : boolean? = #f
  alt-as-meta-keymap : (or/c (is-a?/c keymap%) #f) = #f
Most keyboard and mouse mappings are inserted into a keymap by calling the keymap’s map-function method. However, “meta” combinations require special attention. The "m:" prefix recognized by map-function applies only to the Meta key that exists on some keyboards. By convention, however, “meta” combinations can also be accessed by using “ESC” as a prefix.

This procedure binds all of the key-bindings obtained by prefixing key with a meta-prefix to func in keymap.

If alt-as-meta-keymap is a keymap% object, then the the key binding (string-append "?:a:" key) is bound to func in alt-as-meta-keymap. Additionally, if func has not been added (via keymap%) to alt-as-meta-keymap, then keymap:send-map-function-meta signals an error.

If mask-control? is #t, then the result strings include "~c:" in them. This is important under Windows where international keyboards often require characters that are unmodified on US keyboards to be typed with the AltGr key; such keys come into the system as having both the control and the meta modified applied to them and, generally speaking, keybindings should not change the behavior of those keys.

procedure

(keymap:setup-editor keymap)  void?

  keymap : (is-a?/c keymap%)
This sets up the input keymap with the bindings described in keymap:get-editor.

procedure

(keymap:setup-file keymap)  void?

  keymap : (is-a?/c keymap%)
This extends a keymap% with the bindings for files.

procedure

(keymap:setup-global keymap 
  [#:alt-as-meta-keymap alt-as-meta-keymap]) 
  void?
  keymap : (is-a?/c keymap%)
  alt-as-meta-keymap : (or/c #f (is-a?/c keymap%)) = #f
This function extends a keymap% with the following functions:
  • ring-bell (any events) — Rings the bell (using bell) and removes the search panel from the frame, if there.

  • save-file (key events) — Saves the buffer. If the buffer has no name, then finder:put-file is invoked.

  • save-file-as (key events) — Calls finder:put-file to save the buffer.

  • load-file (key events) — Invokes finder:open-file.

  • find-string (key events) — Opens the search buffer at the bottom of the frame, unless it is already open, in which case it searches for the text in the search buffer.

  • find-string-reverse (key events) — Same as “find-string”, but in the reverse direction.

  • find-string-replace (key events) — Opens a replace string dialog box.

  • toggle-anchor (key events) — Turns selection-anchoring on or off.

  • center-view-on-line (key events) — Centers the buffer in its display using the currently selected line.

  • collapse-space (key events) — Collapses all non-return whitespace around the caret into a single space.

  • remove-space (key events) — Removes all non-return whitespace around the caret.

  • collapse-newline (key events) — Collapses all empty lines around the caret into a single empty line. If there is only one empty line, it is removed.

  • open-line (key events) — Inserts a new line.

  • transpose-chars (key events) — Transposes the characters before and after the caret and moves forward one position.

  • transpose-words (key events) — Transposes words before and after the caret and moves forward one word.

  • capitalize-word (key events) — Changes the first character of the next word to a capital letter and moves to the end of the word.

  • upcase-word (key events) — Changes all characters of the next word to capital letters and moves to the end of the word.

  • downcase-word (key events) — Changes all characters of the next word to lowercase letters and moves to the end of the word.

  • kill-word (key events) — Kills the next word.

  • backward-kill-word (key events) — Kills the previous word.

  • goto-line (any events) — Queries the user for a line number and moves the caret there.

  • goto-position (any events) — Queries the user for a position number and moves the caret there.

  • copy-clipboard (mouse events) — Copies the current selection to the clipboard.

  • cut-clipboard (mouse events) — Cuts the current selection to the clipboard.

  • paste-clipboard (mouse events) — Pastes the clipboard to the current selection.

  • copy-click-region (mouse events) — Copies the region between the caret and the input mouse event.

  • cut-click-region (mouse events) — Cuts the region between the caret and the input mouse event.

  • paste-click-region (mouse events) — Pastes the clipboard into the position of the input mouse event.

  • select-click-word (mouse events) — Selects the word under the input mouse event.

  • select-click-line (mouse events) — Selects the line under the input mouse event.

  • start-macro (key events) – Starts recording a keyboard macro

  • end-macro (key events) — Stops recording a keyboard macro

  • do-macro (key events) — Executes the last keyboard macro

  • toggle-overwrite (key events) — Toggles overwriting mode

These functions are bound to the following keys (C = control, S = shift, A = alt, M = “meta”, D = command):

If alt-as-meta-keymap is not #f, then for each of the M- mappings, a “flexible” A- variant of the mapping is added to alt-as-meta-keymap. The flexible mapping matches a key combination where the non-modifier part of the mapping would match if the modifier had not affected the non-modifier part (e.g., matching Option-p as A-p on Mac OS even when an Option-p combination produces “π”).

Changed in version 1.34 of package gui-lib: Added the #:alt-as-meta-keymap argument.

procedure

(keymap:setup-search keymap)  void?

  keymap : (is-a?/c keymap%)
This extends a keymap% with the bindings for searching.

procedure

(keymap:set-chained-keymaps keymap    
  children-keymaps)  void?
  keymap : (is-a?/c keymap:aug-keymap<%>)
  children-keymaps : (listof (is-a?/c keymap%))
Sets keymap’s chained keymaps to children-keymaps, unchaining any keymaps that are currently chained to keymap.

procedure

(keymap:remove-chained-keymap editor    
  keymap)  void?
  editor : (is-a?/c editor<%>)
  keymap : (is-a?/c keymap:aug-keymap<%>)
Removes keymap from the keymaps chained to editor. Also (indirectly) removes all keymaps chained to keymap from editor, since they are removed when unchaining keymap itself.

Each of the keymaps chained to editor must be an keymap:aug-keymap% and keymap cannot be the result of (send editor get-keymap) That is, keymap must be chained to some keymap attached to the editor.

procedure

(keymap:region-click text mouse-event f)  any

  text : any/c
  mouse-event : any/c
  f : (-> number? boolean? number? number? any)
Calls f after computing where the event corresponds to in the text. If event is not a mouse-event% object or if text is not a text% object, this function does nothing, returning (void).

The arguments to f are:
  • the position where the click occurred

  • a boolean indicating if the position is at the right-hand edge of the screen (to cover the eol ambiguity)