VerticalCaretMovementRun class Null safety

The consecutive sequence of TextPositions that the caret should move to when the user navigates the paragraph using the upward arrow key or the downward arrow key.

When the user presses the upward arrow key or the downward arrow key, on many platforms (macOS for instance), the caret will move to the previous line or the next line, while maintaining its original horizontal location. When it encounters a shorter line, the caret moves to the closest horizontal location within that line, and restores the original horizontal location when a long enough line is encountered.

Additionally, the caret will move to the beginning of the document if the upward arrow key is pressed and the caret is already on the first line. If the downward arrow key is pressed next, the caret will restore its original horizontal location and move to the second line. Similarly the caret moves to the end of the document if the downward arrow key is pressed when it's already on the last line.

Consider a left-aligned paragraph: aa| a aaa where the caret was initially placed at the end of the first line. Pressing the downward arrow key once will move the caret to the end of the second line, and twice the arrow key moves to the third line after the second "a" on that line. Pressing the downward arrow key again, the caret will move to the end of the third line (the end of the document). Pressing the upward arrow key in this state will result in the caret moving to the end of the second line.

Vertical caret runs are typically interrupted when the layout of the text changes (including when the text itself changes), or when the selection is changed by other input events or programmatically (for example, when the user pressed the left arrow key).

The movePrevious method moves the caret location (which is VerticalCaretMovementRun.current) to the previous line, and in case the caret is already on the first line, the method does nothing and returns false. Similarly the moveNext method moves the caret to the next line, and returns false if the caret is already on the last line.

If the underlying paragraph's layout changes, isValid becomes false and the VerticalCaretMovementRun must not be used. The isValid property must be checked before calling movePrevious and moveNext, or accessing current.

Inheritance

Properties

current TextPosition
The current element.
read-only, override
hashCode int
The hash code for this object.
read-only, inherited
isValid bool
Whether this VerticalCaretMovementRun can still continue.
read-only
runtimeType Type
A representation of the runtime type of the object.
read-only, inherited

Methods

moveNext() bool
Advances the iterator to the next element of the iteration.
override
movePrevious() bool
Move back to the previous element.
noSuchMethod(Invocation invocation) → dynamic
Invoked when a non-existent method or property is accessed.
inherited
toString() String
A string representation of this object.
inherited

Operators

operator ==(Object other) bool
The equality operator.
inherited