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QIMEvent(3qt)									    QIMEvent(3qt)

NAME
       QIMEvent - Parameters for input method events

SYNOPSIS
       #include <qevent.h>

       Inherits QEvent.

   Public Members
       QIMEvent ( Type type, const QString & text, int cursorPosition )
       const QString & text () const
       int cursorPos () const
       bool isAccepted () const
       void accept ()
       void ignore ()
       int selectionLength () const

DESCRIPTION
       The QIMEvent class provides parameters for input method events.

       Input method events are sent to widgets when an input method is used to enter text into a
       widget. Input methods are widely used to enter text in Asian and other complex languages.

       The events are of interest to widgets that accept keyboard input and want to be able to
       correctly handle complex languages. Text input in such languages is usually a three step
       process.

       <ol type=1>

       1      Starting to Compose
	      When the user presses the first key on a keyboard an input context is created. This
	      input context will contain a string with the typed characters.

       2      Composing
	      With every new key pressed, the input method will try to create a matching string
	      for the text typed so far. While the input context is active, the user can only
	      move the cursor inside the string belonging to this input context.

       3      Completing
	      At some point, e.g. when the user presses the Spacebar, they get to this stage,
	      where they can choose from a number of strings that match the text they have typed
	      so far. The user can press Enter to confirm their choice or Escape to cancel the
	      input; in either case the input context will be closed.

       Note that the particular key presses used for a given input context may differ from those
       we've mentioned here, i.e. they may not be Spacebar, Enter and Escape.

       These three stages are represented by three different types of events. The IMStartEvent,
       IMComposeEvent and IMEndEvent. When a new input context is created, an IMStartEvent will
       be sent to the widget and delivered to the QWidget::imStartEvent() function. The widget
       can then update internal data structures to reflect this.

       After this, an IMComposeEvent will be sent to the widget for every key the user presses.
       It will contain the current composition string the widget has to show and the current
       cursor position within the composition string. This string is temporary and can change
       with every key the user types, so the widget will need to store the state before the
       composition started (the state it had when it received the IMStartEvent). IMComposeEvents
       will be delivered to the QWidget::imComposeEvent() function.

       Usually, widgets try to mark the part of the text that is part of the current composition
       in a way that is visible to the user. A commonly used visual cue is to use a dotted
       underline.

       After the user has selected the final string, an IMEndEvent will be sent to the widget.
       The event contains the final string the user selected, and could be empty if they canceled
       the composition. This string should be accepted as the final text the user entered, and
       the intermediate composition string should be cleared. These events are delivered to
       QWidget::imEndEvent().

       If the user clicks another widget, taking the focus out of the widget where the
       composition is taking place the IMEndEvent will be sent and the string it holds will be
       the result of the composition up to that point (which may be an empty string).

       See also Event Classes.

MEMBER FUNCTION DOCUMENTATION
QIMEvent::QIMEvent ( Type type, const QString & text, int cursorPosition )
       Constructs a new QIMEvent with the accept flag set to FALSE. type can be one of
       QEvent::IMStartEvent, QEvent::IMComposeEvent or QEvent::IMEndEvent. text contains the
       current compostion string and cursorPosition the current position of the cursor inside
       text.

void QIMEvent::accept ()
       Sets the accept flag of the input method event object.

       Setting the accept parameter indicates that the receiver of the event processed the input
       method event.

       The accept flag is not set by default.

       See also ignore().

int QIMEvent::cursorPos () const
       Returns the current cursor position inside the composition string. Will return -1 for
       IMStartEvent and IMEndEvent.

void QIMEvent::ignore ()
       Clears the accept flag parameter of the input method event object.

       Clearing the accept parameter indicates that the event receiver does not want the input
       method event.

       The accept flag is cleared by default.

       See also accept().

bool QIMEvent::isAccepted () const
       Returns TRUE if the receiver of the event processed the event; otherwise returns FALSE.

int QIMEvent::selectionLength () const
       Returns the number of characters in the composition string ( starting at cursorPos() )
       that should be marked as selected by the input widget receiving the event. Will return 0
       for IMStartEvent and IMEndEvent.

const QString &; QIMEvent::text () const
       Returns the composition text. This is a null string for an IMStartEvent, and contains the
       final accepted string (which may be empty) in the IMEndEvent.

SEE ALSO
       http://doc.trolltech.com/qimevent.html http://www.trolltech.com/faq/tech.html

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright 1992-2007 Trolltech ASA, http://www.trolltech.com.  See the license file
       included in the distribution for a complete license statement.

AUTHOR
       Generated automatically from the source code.

BUGS
       If you find a bug in Qt, please report it as described in
       http://doc.trolltech.com/bughowto.html.	Good bug reports help us to help you. Thank you.

       The definitive Qt documentation is provided in HTML format; it is located at
       $QTDIR/doc/html and can be read using Qt Assistant or with a web browser. This man page is
       provided as a convenience for those users who prefer man pages, although this format is
       not officially supported by Trolltech.

       If you find errors in this manual page, please report them to qt-bugs@trolltech.com.
       Please include the name of the manual page (qimevent.3qt) and the Qt version (3.3.8).

Trolltech AS				 2 February 2007			    QIMEvent(3qt)
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