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XTextLayout Interface Reference

This is the central interface for text layouting. More...

import"XTextLayout.idl";

Inheritance diagram for XTextLayout:
XInterface

Public Member Functions

sequence< XPolyPolygon2DqueryTextShapes ()
 Extract the polygonal shapes of the layouted text. More...
 
sequence<::com::sun::star::geometry::RealRectangle2DqueryInkMeasures ()
 Query the ink bounding boxes for every glyph in the layouted text. More...
 
sequence<::com::sun::star::geometry::RealRectangle2DqueryMeasures ()
 Query the logical bounding boxes of every character in the given text string. More...
 
sequence< double > queryLogicalAdvancements ()
 Query the advancements for every character in the input string. More...
 
void applyLogicalAdvancements ([in] sequence< double > aAdvancements) raises (com::sun::star::lang::IllegalArgumentException)
 Apply explicit advancements for every character in the layout string. More...
 
::com::sun::star::geometry::RealRectangle2D queryTextBounds ()
 Query the overall bounding box of the text. More...
 
double justify ([in] double nSize) raises (com::sun::star::lang::IllegalArgumentException)
 Justify the text to the given size. More...
 
double combinedJustify ([in] sequence< XTextLayout > aNextLayouts, [in] double nSize) raises (com::sun::star::lang::IllegalArgumentException)
 Justify a number of text layouts to the given size. More...
 
TextHit getTextHit ([in] ::com::sun::star::geometry::RealPoint2D aHitPoint)
 This method determines the hit position in the text. More...
 
Caret getCaret ([in] long nInsertionIndex, [in] boolean bExcludeLigatures) raises (com::sun::star::lang::IndexOutOfBoundsException)
 This method converts an insertion index to a caret. More...
 
long getNextInsertionIndex ([in] long nStartIndex, [in] long nCaretAdvancement, [in] boolean bExcludeLigatures) raises (com::sun::star::lang::IndexOutOfBoundsException)
 This method calculates a new insertion index. More...
 
XPolyPolygon2D queryVisualHighlighting ([in] long nStartIndex, [in] long nEndIndex) raises (com::sun::star::lang::IndexOutOfBoundsException)
 This method generates a highlight polygon. More...
 
XPolyPolygon2D queryLogicalHighlighting ([in] long nStartIndex, [in] long nEndIndex) raises (com::sun::star::lang::IndexOutOfBoundsException)
 This method generates a highlight polygon. More...
 
double getBaselineOffset ()
 This method yields the baseline offset. More...
 
byte getMainTextDirection ()
 This method returns the main writing direction. More...
 
XCanvasFont getFont ()
 Request the associated font for this layout. More...
 
StringContext getText ()
 Request the text this layout contains. More...
 
- Public Member Functions inherited from XInterface
any queryInterface ([in] type aType)
 queries for a new interface to an existing UNO object. More...
 
void acquire ()
 increases the reference counter by one. More...
 
void release ()
 decreases the reference counter by one. More...
 

Detailed Description

This is the central interface for text layouting.

This is the central interface for text-related tasks more complicated than simple string rendering. Note that all query methods are subject to the current layout state of this object. That is, calls to XTextLayout::justify() or XTextLayout::applyLogicalAdvancements() are likely to change subsequent output of those query methods.

Similar to XCanvasFont, all measurements and coordinates accepted and returned by this interface are relative to the font's local coordinate system (which only equals device coordinate space, if the combined render transformation used during text output is the identity transformation). Conversely, if the combined transformation used during text output is not the identity transformation, all measurements returned by this interface should be subjected to that transformation, to yield values in device coordinate space. Depending on the underlying font technology, actual device output might be off by up to one device pixel from the transformed metrics.

Since
OOo 2.0

Member Function Documentation

◆ applyLogicalAdvancements()

void applyLogicalAdvancements ( [in] sequence< double >  aAdvancements)
raises (com::sun::star::lang::IllegalArgumentException
)

Apply explicit advancements for every character in the layout string.

This method applies the specified advancements to every logical character in the input string (not for every glyph. There might be multiple glyphs per input character, or multiple input characters per glyph). This is useful to explicitly manipulate the exact output positions of characters, e.g. relative to a reference output device.

Parameters
aAdvancementsA sequence of character advancements, in font coordinate space.
See also
XTextLayout::queryLogicalAdvancements()
Exceptions
com::sun::star::lang::IllegalArgumentExceptionif the size of aAdvancements does not match the number of characters in the text.

◆ combinedJustify()

double combinedJustify ( [in] sequence< XTextLayout aNextLayouts,
[in] double  nSize 
)
raises (com::sun::star::lang::IllegalArgumentException
)

Justify a number of text layouts to the given size.

This method can be used to combine the layout of a text line into a single justification run. This is e.g. useful if the line consists of several text portions (e.g. because of different fonts or colors), but it is desirable to spread the available space more globally across the different layout objects. If, for example, one layout object contains significantly more whitespace or Kashidas than the rest, this method can assign proportionally more space to this layout object.

Parameters
aNextLayoutsA sequence of layouts following this one in logical text order.
nSizeThe requested size of the text for all XTextLayouts after justification in font coordinate space (either width or height, depending on the writing mode).
Returns
the actual size of the text after the justification, in font coordinate space. Depending on the font and the script type, this might be somewhat different from the size requested. If the requested size was smaller than the justification algorithm could compress the text, this value might even be significantly larger than nSize.
Exceptions
com::sun::star::lang::IllegalArgumentExceptionif one of the parameters are not in the valid range.

◆ getBaselineOffset()

double getBaselineOffset ( )

This method yields the baseline offset.

This method returns the baseline offset for this layout object, either measured from the top or the left edge, depending on the writing direction (horizontally or vertically). Since rendering this layout via XCanvas::drawTextLayout() outputs relative to the layout object's baseline, this method can be used to e.g. output relative to the left, top edge.

Returns
the distance of the main baseline from the top or the left edge of this object, depending on the writing direction.

◆ getCaret()

Caret getCaret ( [in] long  nInsertionIndex,
[in] boolean  bExcludeLigatures 
)
raises (com::sun::star::lang::IndexOutOfBoundsException
)

This method converts an insertion index to a caret.

This method generates caret information for a given insertion point in the layout text.

Parameters
nInsertionIndexThe insertion index, as e.g. returned by XTextLayout::getTextHit(). This value must be in the range 0 up to the number of characters in the string.
bExcludeLigaturesSet this to TRUE to skip the positions inside ligatures as valid caret placements. For example, this would avoid setting the caret between the "f" and the "i" in a "fi" ligature.
Returns
the generated Caret structure.
Exceptions
com::sun::star::lang::IndexOutOfBoundsExceptionif nInsertionIndex is outside the permissible range.

◆ getFont()

XCanvasFont getFont ( )

Request the associated font for this layout.

Returns
the associated font for this layout.

◆ getMainTextDirection()

byte getMainTextDirection ( )

This method returns the main writing direction.

This method returns the main writing direction of this layout, i.e. either LEFT_TO_RIGHT or RIGHT_TO_LEFT.

Returns
the main text direction of this layout.

◆ getNextInsertionIndex()

long getNextInsertionIndex ( [in] long  nStartIndex,
[in] long  nCaretAdvancement,
[in] boolean  bExcludeLigatures 
)
raises (com::sun::star::lang::IndexOutOfBoundsException
)

This method calculates a new insertion index.

This method calculates a new insertion index, given a start index and the number of characters to skip. This is most useful for caret traveling.

Parameters
nStartIndexThe insertion index to start from.
nCaretAdvancementFor values greater than 0, the caret is visually moved to the right. For values smaller than 0, the caret is visually moved to the left.
bExcludeLigaturesSet this to TRUE to skip the positions inside ligatures as valid caret placements. For example, this would avoid setting the caret between the "f" and the "i" in a "fi" ligature.
Returns
the new insertion index.
Exceptions
com::sun::star::lang::IndexOutOfBoundsExceptionif nStartIndex or nCaretAdvancement is outside the permissible range.

◆ getText()

StringContext getText ( )

Request the text this layout contains.

Returns
the text this layout contains.

◆ getTextHit()

TextHit getTextHit ( [in] ::com::sun::star::geometry::RealPoint2D  aHitPoint)

This method determines the hit position in the text.

This method determines the index of the character hit at the specified position (in font coordinate space).

Parameters
aHitPointThe position in font coordinate space to determine the underlying character index for.

◆ justify()

double justify ( [in] double  nSize)
raises (com::sun::star::lang::IllegalArgumentException
)

Justify the text to the given size.

This method is the core of the XTextLayout interface, because it layouts the text in a typographically correct way into the available space.

Parameters
nSizeThe requested size of the text after justification (either width or height, depending on the writing mode). This parameter is interpreted in font coordinate space.
Returns
the actual size of the text after the justification in the font coordinate space. Depending on the font and the script type, this might be somewhat different from the size requested. If the requested size was smaller than the justification algorithm could compress the text, this value might even be significantly larger than nSize.
Exceptions
com::sun::star::lang::IllegalArgumentExceptionif nSize is 0 or negative.

◆ queryInkMeasures()

sequence<::com::sun::star::geometry::RealRectangle2D > queryInkMeasures ( )

Query the ink bounding boxes for every glyph in the layouted text.

Ink, or tight bounding boxes in this case means that for e.g. an "a", the bounding box for the XPolyPolygon2D describing the glyph "a" is returned, not the logical dimensions of the character in the font.

Returns
a sequence of rectangles in font coordinate space, specifying the bounds, one for every glyph.
See also
XTextLayout::queryMeasures()

◆ queryLogicalAdvancements()

sequence<double> queryLogicalAdvancements ( )

Query the advancements for every character in the input string.

This method returns a sequence of advancements, one for each character in the input string (not for every glyph. There might be multiple glyphs per input character, or multiple input characters per glyph).

An advancement value is the distance of the glyph to the beginning edge, which is left for LTR text and is right for RTL text. The maximum of the advancements can be deemed as the width of the whole text layout.

This method can be used to query for the layout's default advancements, which can subsequently be changed and applied to the layout via XTextLayout::applyLogicalAdvancements().

Returns
a sequence of double specifying the advancements per character in font coordinate space.
See also
XTextLayout::applyLogicalAdvancements()

◆ queryLogicalHighlighting()

XPolyPolygon2D queryLogicalHighlighting ( [in] long  nStartIndex,
[in] long  nEndIndex 
)
raises (com::sun::star::lang::IndexOutOfBoundsException
)

This method generates a highlight polygon.

This method generates a highlighting polygon from two insertion indices. This polygon will not always be visually continuous, if e.g. the text direction changes in the middle of the selection, the might be parts visually between start and end position that are not selected.

Parameters
nStartIndexStart of the selection range.
nEndIndexEnd of the selection range.
Returns
the highlight polygon in the font coordinate space.
Exceptions
com::sun::star::lang::IndexOutOfBoundsExceptionif nStartIndex or nEndIndex are outside the permissible range.

◆ queryMeasures()

sequence<::com::sun::star::geometry::RealRectangle2D> queryMeasures ( )

Query the logical bounding boxes of every character in the given text string.

Logical bounding boxes means the space that the font allocates for the given character, which, e.g. for a ".", might be significantly broader than the bounds returned via XTextLayout::queryInkMeasures().

Returns
a sequence of rectangles specifying the bounds in font coordinate space, one for every glyph.
See also
XTextLayout::queryInkMeasures()

◆ queryTextBounds()

Query the overall bounding box of the text.

This method is similar to XTextLayout::queryTextMeasures(), only that the overall bounds are returned by this method.

Returns
the overall bounding box for the given layout, in font coordinate space.

◆ queryTextShapes()

sequence<XPolyPolygon2D> queryTextShapes ( )

Extract the polygonal shapes of the layouted text.

Each glyph is represented by a separate XPolyPolygon2D in the returned sequence.

Returns
a sequence of XPolyPolygon2D in font coordinate space, one for every glyph.

◆ queryVisualHighlighting()

XPolyPolygon2D queryVisualHighlighting ( [in] long  nStartIndex,
[in] long  nEndIndex 
)
raises (com::sun::star::lang::IndexOutOfBoundsException
)

This method generates a highlight polygon.

This method generates a highlighting polygon from two insertion indices. This polygon will be visually continuous, i.e. will not have non-highlighted text in between.

Parameters
nStartIndexStart of the selection range.
nEndIndexEnd of the selection range.
Returns
the highlight polygon in the font coordinate space.
Exceptions
com::sun::star::lang::IndexOutOfBoundsExceptionif nStartIndex or nEndIndex are outside the permissible range.

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