other-licenses/ia2/AccessibleText.idl
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/*************************************************************************
 *
 *  File Name (AccessibleText.idl)
 *
 *  IAccessible2 IDL Specification
 *
 *  Copyright (c) IBM Corp. 2007
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 ************************************************************************/

import "objidl.idl";
import "oaidl.idl";
import "oleacc.idl";
import "IA2CommonTypes.idl";

/// A structure containing a substring and the start and end offsets in the enclosing string.
typedef struct {
  BSTR text;	///< A copy of a segment of text taken from an enclosing paragraph.
  long start;	///< Index of the first character of the segment in the enclosing text.  
  long end;		///< Index of the character following the last character of the segment in the enclosing text. 
} IA2TextSegment;

/** @brief Defines values to specify a text boundary type.

 If one of these is not implemented, such as IA2_TEXT_BOUNDARY_SENTENCE, S_FALSE is returned.
*/

enum IA2TextBoundaryType {
  IA2_TEXT_BOUNDARY_CHAR,		///< =0, 
  IA2_TEXT_BOUNDARY_WORD,		///< Range is from start of one word to the start of another word.
  IA2_TEXT_BOUNDARY_SENTENCE,	///< Range is from start of one sentence to the start of another sentence.
  IA2_TEXT_BOUNDARY_PARAGRAPH,	///< Range is from start of one paragraph to the start of another paragraph.
  IA2_TEXT_BOUNDARY_LINE,		/**< Range is from start of one line to the start of another line. This
                                 often means that an end-of-line character will appear at the  end of 
								 the range. However in the case of some apps an end-of-line character
								 indicates the end of a paragraph and the lines composing the paragraph,
								 other than the last line, do not contain an end of line character. */
  IA2_TEXT_BOUNDARY_ALL			///< Using this value will cause all text to be returned.
};

/** @brief This interface gives read-only access to text.

 The IAccessibleText interface should be implemented by all components 
  that present textual information on the display like  buttons, 
  text entry fields, or text portions of the document window.  The interface 
  provides access to the text's content, attributes, and spatial location.  
  However, text can not be modified with this interface.  That is the task 
  of the IAccessibleEditableText interface.
        
 The text length, i.e. the number of characters in the text, is
  returned by IAccessibleText::nCharacters. All methods that operate 
  on particular characters (e.g. IAccessibleText::textAtOffset) use character 
  indices from 0 to length-1. All methods that operate on character positions 
  (e.g. IAccessibleText::text) use indices from 0 to length.

 Please note that accessible text does not necessarily support selection.  
  In this case it should behave as if there where no selection.  An empty 
  selection is used for example to express the current cursor position.
*/
[object, uuid(24FD2FFB-3AAD-4a08-8335-A3AD89C0FB4B)]
interface IAccessibleText : IUnknown
{

  /** @brief Adds a text selection
   @param [in] startOffset
    Starting offset ( 0-based).
   @param [in] endOffset
    Offset of first character after new selection (0-based).
  */
  HRESULT addSelection
    (
     [in] long startOffset,
     [in] long endOffset
    );

  /** @brief Returns text attributes.
   @param [in] offset
    Text offset (0-based).
   @param [out] startOffset    
    Start of requested text range (0-based)
   @param [out] endOffset    
    First character after requested text range (0-based)
   @param [out] textAttributes  
    A string of attributes describing the text.  
  */
  [propget] HRESULT attributes
    (
     [in] long offset,	
     [out] long *startOffset,
     [out] long *endOffset,	
     [out, retval] BSTR *textAttributes
    );

  /** @brief Returns the position of the caret.
    
   The caret is the position between two characters. Its position/offset 
    is that of the character to the right of it.
   @param [out] offset
    The returned offset is relative to the text represented by this object.
  */
  [propget] HRESULT caretOffset
    (
     [out, retval] long *offset
    );


  /** @brief Returns the bounding box of the specified position.
        
   The virtual character after the last character of the represented
    text, i.e. the one at position length is a special case. It represents the 
    current input position and will therefore typically be queried by AT more 
    often than other positions.  Because it does not represent an existing character 
    its bounding box is defined in relation to preceding characters.  It should be 
    roughly equivalent to the bounding box of some character when inserted at the 
    end of the text.  Its height typically being the maximal height of all the
    characters in the text or the height of the preceding character, its width being 
    at least one pixel so that the bounding box is not degenerate.

   Note that the index 'length' is not always valid.  Whether it is or not is 
    implementation dependent.  It typically is when text is editable or otherwise 
    when on the screen the caret can be placed behind the text.  You can be sure 
    that the index is valid after you have received a ::IA2_EVENT_TEXT_CARET_MOVED
    event for this index.
   @param [in] offset
    Index of the character for which to return its bounding box. The valid range 
    is 0..length.
   @param [in] coordType
    Specifies if the coordinates are relative to the screen or to the parent window.
   @param [out] x
    X coordinate of the bounding box of the referenced character. 
   @param [out] y
    Y coordinate of the bounding box of the referenced character. 
   @param [out] width
    Width of the bounding box of the referenced character. 
   @param [out] height
    Height of the bounding box of the referenced character. 
  */
  [propget] HRESULT characterExtents
    (
     [in] long offset,
     [in] enum IA2CoordinateType coordType,
     [out] long *x,
     [out] long *y,
     [out] long *width,
     [out, retval] long *height
    );


  /** @brief Returns the number of active non-contiguous selections
   @param [out] nSelections
  */
  [propget] HRESULT nSelections
    (
     [out, retval] long *nSelections
    );

  /** @brief Returns the text position for the specified screen position.
    
   Given a point return the zero-based index of the character under that
   point.  The same functionality could be achieved by using the bounding
   boxes for each character as returned by IAccessibleText::characterExtents.
   The method IAccessibleText::offsetAtPoint, however, can be implemented 
   more efficiently.
            
   @param [in] x
    The position's x value for which to look up the index of the character that
	is rendered on to the display at that point.
   @param [in] y
    The position's y value for which to look up the index of the character that
	is rendered on to the display at that point.            
   @param [in] coordType
    Screen coordinates or window coordinates.
   @param [out] offset
    Index of the character under the given point or -1 if the point
    is invalid or there is no character under the point.
    */
  [propget] HRESULT offsetAtPoint
    (
     [in] long x,
     [in] long y,
     [in] enum IA2CoordinateType coordType,
     [out, retval] long *offset
    );

  /** @brief Returns the character offsets of N-th active text selection
   @param [in] selectionIndex
    Index of selection (0-based).
   @param [out] startOffset
    0 based offset of first selected character
   @param [out] endOffset
    0 based offset of one past the last selected character.
  */
  [propget] HRESULT selection
    (
     [in] long selectionIndex, ///< index of selection (0-based)
     [out] long *startOffset,
     [out, retval] long *endOffset
    );

  /** @brief Returns the substring between the two given indices.

   The substring starts with the character at startOffset (inclusive) and up to 
    the character at endOffset (exclusive), if startOffset is less or equal 
    endOffste.  If endOffset is lower than startOffset, the result is the same 
    as a call with the two arguments being exchanged.

   The whole text can be requested by passing the indices zero and 
    IAccessibleText::nCharacters. If both indices have the same value, an empty 
	string is returned.
   @param [in] startOffset
    Index of the first character to include in the returned string. The valid range 
    is 0..length.
   @param [in] endOffset
    Index of the last character to exclude in the returned string. The valid range 
    is 0..length.
   @param [out] text
    Returns the substring starting with the character at startOffset (inclusive) 
    and up to the character at endOffset (exclusive), if startOffset is less than 
    or equal to endOffset.

   Note: returned string may be longer than endOffset-startOffset bytes if text 
   contains multi-byte characters.
  */
  [propget] HRESULT text
    (
     [in] long startOffset,
     [in] long endOffset,
     [out, retval] BSTR *text
    );

  /** @brief Returns a text portion before the given position.
    
   Returns the substring of the specified text type that is located before the 
    given character and does not include it. The result of this method should be 
    same as a result for IAccessibleText::textAtOffset with a suitably decreased 
    index value.

   For example, if text type is ::IA2_TEXT_BOUNDARY_WORD, then the complete 
    word that is closest to and located before offset is returned.

   If the index is valid, but no suitable word (or other text type) is found, an 
    empty text segment is returned.
   @param [in] offset
    Index of the character for which to return the text part before it.  The index 
    character will not be part of the returned string. The valid range is 0..length.
   @param [in] boundaryType
    The type of the text portion to return.  See ::IA2TextBoundaryType for the 
	complete list.
   @param [out] startOffset
    0 based offset of first character.
   @param [out] endOffset
    0 based offset of one past the last character.
   @param [out] text
    Returns the requested text portion.  This portion may be empty or invalid when 
    no appropriate text portion is found or text type is invalid.
  */
  [propget] HRESULT textBeforeOffset
    (
     [in] long offset,
     [in] enum IA2TextBoundaryType boundaryType,
     [out] long *startOffset,
     [out] long *endOffset,
     [out, retval] BSTR *text
    );

  /** @brief Returns a text portion after the given position.
    
   Returns the substring of the specified text type that is located after the 
    given character and does not include it. The result of this method should be 
    same as a result for IAccessibleText::textAtOffset with a suitably decreased 
    index value.

   For example, if text type is ::IA2_TEXT_BOUNDARY_WORD, then the complete 
    word that is closest to and located before offset is returned.

   If the index is valid, but no suitable word (or other text type) is found, an 
    empty text segment is returned.
   @param [in] offset
    Index of the character for which to return the text part before it.  The index 
    character will not be part of the returned string. The valid range is 0..length.
   @param [in] boundaryType
    The type of the text portion to return.  See ::IA2TextBoundaryType for the complete 
    list.
   @param [out] startOffset
    0 based offset of first character.
   @param [out] endOffset
    0 based offset of one past the last character.
   @param [out] text
    Returns the requested text portion.  This portion may be empty or invalid when 
    no appropriate text portion is found or text type is invalid.
  */
  [propget] HRESULT textAfterOffset
    (
     [in] long offset,
     [in] enum IA2TextBoundaryType boundaryType,
     [out] long *startOffset,
     [out] long *endOffset,
     [out, retval] BSTR *text
    );

  /** @brief Returns a text portion that spans the given position.
    
   Returns the substring of the specified text type that the specified offset. The 
    result of this method should be same as a result for 
    IAccessibleText::textAtOffset with a suitably decreased index value.

   For example, if text type is ::IA2_TEXT_BOUNDARY_WORD, then the complete 
    word that is closest to and located before offset is returned.

   If the index is valid, but no suitable word (or other text type) is found, an 
    empty text segment is returned.
   @param [in] offset
    Index of the character for which to return the text part before it.  The index 
    character will not be part of the returned string. The valid range is 0..length.
   @param [in] boundaryType
    The type of the text portion to return.  See ::IA2TextBoundaryType for the complete 
    list.
   @param [out] startOffset
    0 based offset of first character.
   @param [out] endOffset
    0 based offset of one past the last character.
   @param [out] text
    Returns the requested text portion.  This portion may be empty or invalid when 
    no appropriate text portion is found or text type is invalid.
  */
  [propget] HRESULT textAtOffset
    (
     [in] long offset,
     [in] enum IA2TextBoundaryType boundaryType,
     [out] long *startOffset,
     [out] long *endOffset,
     [out, retval] BSTR *text
    );

  /** @brief Unselects a range of text.
   @param [in] selectionIndex
    Index of selection to remove (0-based).
  */
  HRESULT removeSelection
    (
     [in] long selectionIndex
    );

  /** @brief Sets the position of the caret.

   The caret is the position between two characters.  Its position/offset 
    is that of the character to the right of it.

   Setting the caret position may or may not alter the current selection.  A 
    change of the selection is notified to the accessibility event listeners with 
    an ::IA2_EVENT_TEXT_SELECTION_CHANGED event.

   When the new caret position differs from the old one (which, of course, is the 
    standard case) this is notified to the accessibility event listeners with an
    ::IA2_EVENT_TEXT_CARET_MOVED event.
   @param [in] offset
    The new index of the caret.  This caret is actually placed to the left side of 
    the character with that index.  An index of 0 places the caret so that the next 
    insertion goes before the first character.  An index of IAccessibleText::nCharacters 
	leads to insertion after the last character.
  */
  HRESULT setCaretOffset
    (
     [in] long offset
    );

  /** @brief Changes the bounds of an existing selection.
   @param [in] selectionIndex
    Index of selection to change (0-based)
   @param [in] startOffset
    New starting offset (0-based)
   @param [in] endOffset
    New ending offset (0-based) - the offset of the character just past the last character of the selection.
  */
  HRESULT setSelection
    (
     [in] long selectionIndex,
     [in] long startOffset,
     [in] long endOffset
    );

  /** @brief Returns total number of characters.

   Note: This may be different than the total number of bytes required to store the 
    text, if the text contains multi-byte characters.
   @param [out] nCharacters
  */
  [propget] HRESULT nCharacters
    (
     [out, retval] long *nCharacters
    );

  /** @brief Makes a specific part of string visible on screen.
   @param [in] startIndex
    0-based character offset.
   @param [in] endIndex
    0-based character offset - the offset of the character just past the last character of the string.
   @param [in] scrollType
    Defines where the object should be placed on the screen.
  */
  HRESULT scrollSubstringTo
    (
     [in] long startIndex,
     [in] long endIndex,
	 [in] enum IA2ScrollType scrollType
    );

  /** @brief Moves the top left of a substring to a specified location.

   Note: S_FALSE is returned if the object is already at the specified location.
   @param [in] startIndex
    0-based character offset.
   @param [in] endIndex
    0-based character offset - the offset of the character just past the last character of the string.
   @param [in] coordinateType
    Specifies whether the coordinates are relative to the screen or the parent object.
   @param [in] x
    Defines the x coordinate.
   @param [in] y
    Defines the y coordinate.
  */
  HRESULT scrollSubstringToPoint
    (
     [in] long startIndex,
     [in] long endIndex,
     [in] enum IA2CoordinateType coordinateType,
	 [in] long x,
	 [in] long y 
    );

  /** @brief Returns any inserted text.

   Provided for use by the ::IA2_EVENT_TEXT_INSERTED and ::IA2_EVENT_TEXT_UPDATED 
    event handlers.
   @param [out] newText
    The text that was just inserted.
  */
  [propget] HRESULT newText
    (
	 [out, retval] IA2TextSegment *newText
	);

  /** @brief Returns any removed text.

   Provided for use by the IA2_EVENT_TEXT_REMOVED/UPDATED event handlers.
   @param [out] oldText
    The text that was just removed.
  */
  [propget] HRESULT oldText
    (
	 [out, retval] IA2TextSegment *oldText
	);

}