[Tkinter-discuss] How can I edit a string inside a textbox?

Alex Garipidis n3atione at hotmail.com
Thu Dec 6 17:37:16 CET 2007

> to find things in a text widget, use the "search" method:> > pos = text.search(string, start)> > where "string" is the string you want to search for, and start is the > starting position (e.g. 1.0 or INSERT).> > to search for things that match "@word", where "word" is an arbitrary > string of letters or digits, you can use a regular expression, e.g.> > pos = text.search("@\w+", 1.0, regexp=True)> > search only returns where the match begins; to find the end of "@word", > you can search from the given position to the first thing that isn't a > word character:> > end = text.search("\W", pos + " 1 char", regexp=True)> > to change the appearance of a block of text, register the style using > tag_config, and then use tag_add to apply the style tag to the block, e.g.:> > # do this when you create the widget> text.tag_config("mystyle", foreground="red")> > # do this to apply this style to a range of text> text.tag_add("mystyle", pos, end)> > hope this helps!> > </F>> > _______________________________________________> Tkinter-discuss mailing list> Tkinter-discuss at python.org> http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/tkinter-discuss
Hello Fredric,
Thank you for your answer. I am experiencing some problems with the code you suggested. The 
end = text.search("\W", pos + " 1 char", regexp=True)
gives me this as a result: TclError: bad text index " 1 char". I tried some other options for the " 1 char" 
part but the result was the same. Any ideas? I am using Windows XP and Python 2.5.
Thanks again for the answer, 
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