Foxtools – Editor _EDSETPOS

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Foxtools Editor Support Functions


_EdSetPos() Sets new caret position in the editor session passed in <nWHAND> parameter.

VFP Syntax

= _EdSetPos(nWHAND, nPosition)


[in] nWHAND

Fox-window handle of the editor session in question. If nWHANDL is no valid editor-session handle, an error “API call caused an exception” (Error 2028) is raised.

[in] nPosition

New offset position of the caret from beginning of the file. The <nPosition> value is zero-based. CRs @ EOL are counted as well.


VOID - no evaluable return value, coz always TRUE.


Note: You can move the caret out of the buffer to the left by passing negative <nPosition> values in! The caret disappears then! Trying to get it back pressing the right arrow key on the keyboard may cause funny/weird effects, depending on how “far” the caret was moved outside. If you pass a <nPosition> value higher than the file size, the caret is positioned at the end of the text buffer (no “moved out” over buffer’s boundary to the right).

VFP Example(s)

Opening an editor session, toggling word wrap:

*\\ Open editor session
*\\ Set new caret position to 9
= _EdSetPos(m.nWHAND, 10)

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