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Simple textbox editing widget with Emacs-like keybindings

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Simple textbox editing widget with Emacs-like keybindings. Provide richer features than curses.textpad routine and intended to replace it.

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def test_editbox(stdscr):
    ncols, nlines = 9, 4
    uly, ulx = 15, 20
    stdscr.addstr(uly - 2, ulx, "Use Ctrl-G to end editing.")
    win = curses.newwin(nlines, ncols, uly, ulx)

    return texteditpad.Textbox(win).edit()

text = curses.wrapper(test_editbox)
print 'Contents of text box:'
print text


Editing widget using the interior of a window object. Supports the following Emacs-like key bindings:

Command Description
Ctrl-A Go to left edge of window.
Ctrl-B Cursor left, wrapping to previous line if appropriate.
Ctrl-D Delete character under cursor.
Ctrl-E Go to right edge or end of line
Ctrl-F Cursor right, wrapping to next line when appropriate.
Ctrl-G Terminate, returning the window contents.
Ctrl-H Delete character backward.
Ctrl-I Toggle insert/overwrite modes.
Ctrl-K If line is blank, delete it, otherwise clear to end of line.
Ctrl-L Refresh screen.
Ctrl-N Cursor down; move down one line.
Ctrl-O Insert a blank line at cursor location.
Ctrl-P Cursor up; move up one line.
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