[wingide-users] Scripting Question

Wingware Support support at wingware.com
Mon Jun 4 11:02:17 MDT 2007

James Reese wrote:
> I'm trying to write a script for Wing IDE 2.1.4 to delete all of the 
> characters between the current cursor location and a character entered 
> by the user. I was able to write a script that worked by executing the 
> command "isearch-forward," but I was unable to figure out how to stop 
> incremental searching after the first search. (I want the area at the 
> bottom of the window into which the user enters the search text to go 
> away automatically.) Executing the command "cancel" didn't work.
> Next I tried using executing the command "search-char," but it appears 
> to work in an ansynchronous fashion. That is, the script doesn't wait 
> for the user to enter the character to search for before executing the 
> rest of the script.
> Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

This seems to work (although I only tested it in Wing 3.0):

def delete_to_typed_char():
   app = wingapi.gApplication

Bind this to a key and after pressing the key binding press the char
you want to delete to.  There is no input buffer shown as for isearch-forward,
however.  It just gets the character and does the deletion right away.


Stephan Deibel
Wingware | Python IDE
Advancing Software Development


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