[Tkinter-discuss] Where am I in a scrolled Text()?

Lion Kimbro lionkimbro at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 23:35:11 CET 2013


Perhaps use window coordinates?

There's a way of indexing with "@x,y" that might work.

http://infohost.nmt.edu/tcc/help/pubs/tkinter/web/text-index.html
https://www.tcl.tk/man/tcl8.4/TkCmd/text.htm#M20


On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 2:22 PM, Bob Greschke <bob at passcal.nmt.edu> wrote:

> I have a Toplevel, with a Text() widget and a Scrollbar() attached to its
> yview.  If I fill it up with a bunch of text, and the user scrolls down to
> the middle how do I get an index position of a line that is visible?  Like
> I can .see("100.0") and get to line 100, but how do I find out which
> line(s) is currently visible?
>
> I have a search function that highlights what the user wants to look for,
> but then it just jumps up to the first line with a search match with
> .see().  What I want to do is have it jump to the nearest line with a match
> in it, instead of all the way to the top of the text, but I don't know how
> to find out which lines are currently visible.  There isn't a CURSOR or
> INSERT point to look for.  This is like a Help display just for reading.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Bob
>
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