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27th July 2010, 20:06
so i want to highlight matching parenthesis/braces.

i got a it working, but i cant seem to make it select a single character. i managed to highlight the entire line however, so I'm on the right track.

whenever textCursor position changes, i check if the character is for instance a closing brace. i use a method i wrote to find the 'twin' and add them to the extra selection.

problem is i just cant find a different way to have this work (the selection) other than 'QTextFormat::FullWidthSelection'. i want to highlight the specific character, but doing so in the highlighter would be too unnecessarily complicated..

QList<QTextEdit::ExtraSelection> extraSelections;

QTextEdit::ExtraSelection selection;

if( document()->characterAt(textCursor().position()-1) =='}')
selection.cursor = textCursor();
selection.format.setProperty(QTextFormat::FullWidt hSelection, true);

27th July 2010, 21:15
this worked:

selection.cursor.movePosition(QTextCursor::NextCha racter, QTextCursor::KeepAnchor, 1);

however, weirdness occurs:
if i set a background color, all is well. if a i set a foreground color it colors the original character i set out from.. why ?