STPathTextField class

STPathTextField is an Objective C class for Mac OS X. It is a subclass of the Cocoa NSTextField control, adding path autocompletion to the textfield. Autocompletion can be configured in a variety of ways: as browser-style autocomplete or shell-style, highlighting of invalid path input and more.

Download STPathTextField class + example code

There is another implementation of similar, though more limited and slightly different functionality, in the class DTCPathView.

Class files

Methods

-(void)updateTextColoring;
-(int)autoComplete: (id)sender;
-(BOOL)hasValidPath;

-(void)setAutocompleteStyle: (int)style;
-(int)autocompleteStyle;

-(void)setColorInvalidPath: (BOOL)val;
-(BOOL)colorInvalidPath;

-(void)setFoldersAreValid: (BOOL)val;
-(BOOL)foldersAreValid;

-(void)setExpandTildeInPath: (BOOL)val;
-(BOOL)expandTildeInPath;

License and Info


/*
    STPathTextField.m

    Created by Sveinbjorn Thordarson on 6/27/08.
    Copyright 2008 Sveinbjorn Thordarson. All rights reserved.
	
	************************ ABOUT *****************************
	
	STPathTextField is a subclass of NSTextField for receiving 
	and displaying a file system path.  It supports path validation
	and autocompletion.  Autocompletion can use "web browser" style -
	e.g. expansion and selection, or shell autocompletion style -
	tab-expansion.
	
	To use STPathTextField, just add a text field to a window in
	Interface Builder, and set its class to STPathTextField.
	
	See code on how to set the settings for the text field.
	Defaults are the following:
	
		autocompleteStyle = STNoAutocomplete;
		colorInvalidPath = YES;
		foldersAreValid = NO;
		expandTildeInPath = YES;
	
	There are three settings for autocompleteStyle
	
		enum 
		{
			STNoAutocomplete = 0,
			STShellAutocomplete = 1,
			STBrowserAutocomplete = 2
		};
	
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