Declaration [src]

gtk_editable_get_chars (
  GtkEditable* editable,
  int start_pos,
  int end_pos

Description [src]

Retrieves a sequence of characters.

The characters that are retrieved are those characters at positions from start_pos up to, but not including end_pos. If end_pos is negative, then the characters retrieved are those characters from start_pos to the end of the text.

Note that positions are specified in characters, not bytes.



Type: int

Start of text.


Type: int

End of text.

Return value

Type: char*

A pointer to the contents of the widget as a string. This string is allocated by the GtkEditable implementation and should be freed by the caller.

The caller of the method takes ownership of the returned data, and is responsible for freeing it.
The value is a NUL terminated UTF-8 string.