[TxMt] Re: Pasteboard Format for pasting columns

Allan Odgaard mailinglist at textmate.org
Sun May 30 11:13:33 UTC 2010

On 29 May 2010, at 23:16, Joshua Shapiro wrote:

> [...] Is there a way I can format this string data so that textmate
> recognizes it is a columnar selection?

You need to store a property list as the OakTextMatePboardType with a  
‘content’ key (actual string) and ‘rectangular’ set to the string  
value YES.


     id plist = [NSDictionary dictionaryWithObjectsAndKeys:
        @"foo\nbar\n",  @"content",
        @"YES",         @"rectangular",

     NSPasteboard* pboard = [NSPasteboard generalPasteboard];
     [pboard declareTypes:[NSArray  
arrayWithObject:@"OakTextMatePboardType"] owner:nil];
     [pboard setPropertyList:plist forType:@"OakTextMatePboardType"];

In practice you also want to provide an NSStringPboardType alternative.

Note that this is not a documented pasteboard type so no guarantees  
about future compatibility with this format etc.

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