0 Replies Latest reply on Oct 19, 2009 5:07 AM by jamescoleuk

    Position of text in a RichTextEditor


      This is my first post, so hello all. I'm learning Flex and getting excited about using it in a project.


      I'm creating a text editor component that allows comments. I'd like it to be similar to the comment feature in the wonderful Buzzword. I've immediately run into difficulty but I hope this says more about my ambition than ability . Any help or advice would be much appreciated.


      Location the text range

      Next I need to know the location of this portion of text. I have tried:

      1. to find the XY coordinates of the text range in the editor

      2. to find the line number of the text range in the editor.


      I have not been able to find a way to do either of these. Am I missing something obvious?


      Identifying a text range

      I need the comments to be adjacent to the line that is being commented. I need to identify the text range in the editor that is associated with the comment. For this I have looked into:

      1. wrapping the text being commented in a span with an ID

      2. add an id to the TEXTFORMAT for identification


      Again, I have not been able to do either of these. I need some kind of anchor in the text.


      Can anyone help me out here, or suggest another way? Thanks a lot.