Declaration [src]

gtk_text_buffer_backspace (
  GtkTextBuffer* buffer,
  GtkTextIter* iter,
  gboolean interactive,
  gboolean default_editable

Description [src]

Performs the appropriate action as if the user hit the delete key with the cursor at the position specified by iter.

In the normal case a single character will be deleted, but when combining accents are involved, more than one character can be deleted, and when precomposed character and accent combinations are involved, less than one character will be deleted.

Because the buffer is modified, all outstanding iterators become invalid after calling this function; however, the iter will be re-initialized to point to the location where text was deleted.



Type: GtkTextIter

A position in buffer.

The data is owned by the caller of the method.

Type: gboolean

Whether the deletion is caused by user interaction.


Type: gboolean

Whether the buffer is editable by default.

Return value

Type: gboolean

TRUE if the buffer was modified.