Returns the text in the range [start,end). Excludes undisplayed text (text marked with tags that set the invisibility attribute) if include_hidden_chars is FALSE. Does not include characters representing embedded images, so byte and character indexes into the returned string do not correspond to byte and character indexes into the buffer. Contrast with TextBuffer.getSlice.

  1. string getText()
  2. string getText(TextIter start, TextIter end, bool includeHiddenChars)
    class TextBuffer


start TextIter

start of a range

end TextIter

end of a range

includeHiddenChars bool

whether to include invisible text

Return Value

Type: string

an allocated UTF-8 string