New Text Find
Last published: June 23, 2009 by 'tgriggs'
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This was a play project to make something similiar to what Apple has placed in Safari for interactive character finding in text views. It uses Cairo to do things you just could never do with VisualWorks graphics. Even if you added image alpha blending. The particular trick I'm proud of is the use of grouping and a mixture of postive and negative wound clip shapes to create the foggy "holes" when it's showing all current matches.
Current issues. Because of the way keyboard shortcuts are wired in, it doesn't work in all text editors. I use the code pane of a browser. It also doesn't really do the right thing if your match wraps lines.
It also does all of this without any Controller. :)