Returns whether the character at iter is within an editable region of text. Non-editable text is “locked” and can’t be changed by the user via gtk.TextView This function is simply a convenience wrapper around TextIter.getAttributes. If no tags applied to this text affect editability, default_setting will be returned.

You don’t want to use this function to decide whether text can be inserted at iter, because for insertion you don’t want to know whether the char at iter is inside an editable range, you want to know whether a new character inserted at iter would be inside an editable range. Use TextIter.canInsert to handle this case.

class TextIter


defaultSetting bool

TRUE if text is editable by default

Return Value

Type: bool

whether iter is inside an editable range