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<!-- ##### SECTION Title ##### -->
GtkEntry

<!-- ##### SECTION Short_Description ##### -->
a single line text entry field.

<!-- ##### SECTION Long_Description ##### -->
<para>
The #GtkEntry widget is a single line text entry
widget. A fairly large set of key bindings are supported
by default. If the entered text is longer than the allocation
of the widget, the widget will scroll so that the cursor
position is visible. 
</para>

<!-- ##### SECTION See_Also ##### -->
<para>
<variablelist>

<varlistentry>
<term>#GtkText</term>
<listitem><para>a widget for handling multi-line text entry.</para></listitem>
</varlistentry>

</variablelist>
</para>

<!-- ##### STRUCT GtkEntry ##### -->
<para>
The #GtkEntry-struct struct contains only private data.
</para>


<!-- ##### FUNCTION gtk_entry_new ##### -->
<para>
Creates a new #GtkEntry widget.
</para>

@Returns: a new #GtkEntry.


<!-- ##### FUNCTION gtk_entry_new_with_max_length ##### -->
<para>
Creates a new #GtkEntry widget with the given maximum
length.
</para>
<para>
Note: the existance of this function is inconsistent
with the rest of the GTK+ API. The normal setup would
be to just require the user to make an extra call
to gtk_entry_set_max_length() instead. It is not
expected that this function will be removed, but
it would be better practice not to use it.
</para>

@max: the new maximum length.
@Returns: a new #GtkEntry.


<!-- ##### FUNCTION gtk_entry_set_text ##### -->
<para>
Sets the text in the widget to the given
value, replacing the current contents.
</para>

@entry: a #GtkEntry.
@text: the new text.


<!-- ##### FUNCTION gtk_entry_append_text ##### -->
<para>
Appends the given text to the contents of the widget.
</para>

@entry: a #GtkEntry.
@text: the text to append.


<!-- ##### FUNCTION gtk_entry_prepend_text ##### -->
<para>
Prepends the given text to the contents of th ewidget.
</para>

@entry: a #GtkEntry.
@text: the text to prepend.


<!-- ##### FUNCTION gtk_entry_set_position ##### -->
<para>
Sets the cursor position in an entry to the given 
value. This function is obsolete. You should use
gtk_editable_set_position() instead.
</para>

@entry: a #GtkEntry.
@position: the position of the cursor. The cursor is displayed
           before the character with the given (base 0) index
           in the widget. The value must be less than or
           equal to the number of characters in the widget.
           A value of -1 indicates that the position should
           be set after the last character in the entry.
           Note that this position is in characters, not in
           bytes.


<!-- ##### FUNCTION gtk_entry_get_text ##### -->
<para>
Retrieve the contents of the entry widget. The returned
pointer points to internally allocated storage in the
widget and must not be freed, modified or stored. For
this reason, this function is deprecated. Use 
gtk_editable_get_chars() instead.
</para>

@entry: a #GtkEntry.
@Returns: the pointer the the contents of the text widget as a
          string.


<!-- ##### FUNCTION gtk_entry_select_region ##### -->
<para>
Selects a region of text. The characters that
are selected are those characters at positions from
@start_pos up to, but not including @end_pos. If 
@end_pos is negative, then the the characters selected
will be those characters from @start_pos to the end
of the text. This function is obsolete. You should
use gtk_editable_select_region() instead.
</para>

@entry: a #GtkEntry.
@start: the starting position.
@end: the end position.


<!-- ##### FUNCTION gtk_entry_set_visibility ##### -->
<para>
Sets whether the contents of the entry are visible or
not. When visibility is set to %FALSE, characters
are displayed as asterisks (*'s), and will also appear
that way when the text in the entry widget is copied
elsewhere.
</para>

@entry: a #GtkEntry.
@visible: %TRUE if the contents of the entry are displayd
          as plaintext.


<!-- ##### FUNCTION gtk_entry_set_editable ##### -->
<para>
Determines if the user can edit the text in the editable
widget or not. This function is obsolete. You should
use gtk_editable_set_editable() instead.
</para>

@entry: a #GtkEntry.
@editable: %TRUE if the user is allowed to edit the text
  in the widget.


<!-- ##### FUNCTION gtk_entry_set_max_length ##### -->
<para>
Sets the maximum allowed length of the contents 
of the widget. If the current contents are longer
than the given length, then they will be truncated
to fit.
</para>

@entry: a #GtkEntry.
@max: the new maximum length.


<!-- ##### ARG GtkEntry:max_length ##### -->
<para>
Determines the maximum allowed length of the contents
of the widget. See gtk_entry_set_max_length().
</para>

<!-- ##### ARG GtkEntry:visibility ##### -->
<para>
Determines whether the contents of the entry widget
are visible or not. See gtk_entry_set_visibility().
</para>