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Revision 19 (Per Amundsen, 10/14/2018 06:09 PM) → Revision 20/22 (Per Amundsen, 10/29/2018 04:45 AM)

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 h1. Editbox 

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 The Editbox is where you type messages to channels and users, it can also be used to type [[Scripting Commands|commands]]. 

 h2. Typing Commands 

 Typing a command with one forward slash */command parameters* executes a built-in command, scripted identifier or a plugin command. 

 Typing a command with two forward slashes *//command parameters* evaluates the parameters before executing a built-in command, scripted alias or a plugin command. 

 Pressing the %(key)CTRL% key while pressing %(key)ENTER% allows sending commands as plain text without executing them. 

 h2. Spellcheck 

 Editbox supports spellchecking, see [[Spellcheck]] for a installation guide. 

 h2. History 

 The Edibox have a history of previously sent messages/commands which you can cycle through using the %(key)UP% or %(key)DOWN% key, if the Editbox currently have multiple lines, you must press %(key)ALT% + %(key)UP% / %(key)DOWN% instead, this is so you can use %(key)UP% / %(key)DOWN% to move the cursor between the lines. 

 By default each Editbox have it's own history, this can be changed to using a global history for all Editboxes in [[Editbox Options]]. 

 h2. Clear history 

 History can be cleared using the [[/clear]] command with the *-h* parameter or by using the Editbox right-click menu. 

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 h2. Tabcomplete 

 The Editbox supports various tab completions including nick completions using the %(key)TAB% key, see [[Tabcomplete]] for more information. 

 _See "this script":/boards/5/topics/1302 for tab completing spellchecking._ 

 h2. Customization 

 See [[Editbox Options]] for available options. 

 The colors can be changed in [[Options Dialog|Options]] -> [[Colors Options|Colors]] -> Editbox. 

 The font can be changed in [[Options Dialog|Options]] -> [[Fonts Options|Fonts]] or through the [[/font]] command. 

 It's possible to add padding around the Editbox in [[Options Dialog|Options]] -> [[Fonts Options|Windows]] -> Editbox padding. 

 It's possible to change colors per channel using the [[/editbox]] command. 

 h2. Using scripts to extend Editbox features 

 It's possible to respond to keydown/keydown events using the [[on KEYDOWN]] and [[on KEYUP]] events. 

 It's possible to respond to pressing enter using the [[on INPUT]] event. 

 It's possible to respond to tab completion/tab key the [[on TABCOMP]] event. 

 Check the "Scripting Forums":/projects/adiirc/boards/5 for examples. 

 The [[/editbox]] command and the [[$editbox]] identifier allows retrieving or changing the Editbox text and selection. 

 _See also [[$spellcheck]], [[$editboxhistory]]._ 

 h2. Using plugins to extend Editbox features 

 Check the "plugin api":https://adiirc.github.io/apiv2/generated/html/05878b69-8978-3495-2565-4fd3a3a5e83e.htm for the IEditbox interface and the "Editbox tutorial":https://github.com/AdiIRC/apiv2/blob/master/docs/tutorial/chapter5/README.md. 

 h2. Tips 

 Typing and then selecting a nick and then pressing %(key)CTRL% + %(key)Space% opens the nicklist menu for that nick, otherwise opens the Editbox right-click menu. 

 _See also [[Shortcuts]], there are many relevant to the Editbox._ 

 h2. Auto replacing text 

 "This script":/boards/5/topics/275 can auto replace text while typing, it also has a user interface. 

 h2. Known issues 

 When typing or pasting characters not available in the specified font, they will appear as empty squares for Windows versions below 10. 

 When using spellchecking, the Editbox switches to a custom undo/redo stack. It is not as intelligent as the built-in stack (it only allows undo one typed character at the time), there will be some improvements in the future. 

 Windows 1809 introduced a bug causing some fonts to not work properly in the Editbox, it can be fixed for now by typing [[/setoption]] Misc UseOldRtb True. (This disables emoji support in the Editbox)