Instance Method

setTemporaryAttributes:forCharacterRange:

Sets one or more temporary attributes for the specified character range.

Declaration

- (void)setTemporaryAttributes:(NSDictionary<NSAttributedStringKey, id> *)attrs forCharacterRange:(NSRange)charRange;

Parameters

attrs

Attributes dictionary containing the temporary attributes to set.

charRange

The range of characters to which the specified attributes apply.

Discussion

Temporary attributes are used only for onscreen drawing and are not persistent in any way. NSTextView uses them to color misspelled words when continuous spell checking is enabled. Currently the only temporary attributes recognized are those that do not affect layout (colors, underlines, and so on).

See Also

Managing Temporary Attribute Support

- addTemporaryAttributes:forCharacterRange:

Appends one or more temporary attributes to the attributes dictionary of the specified character range.

- addTemporaryAttribute:value:forCharacterRange:

Adds a temporary attribute with the given name and value to the characters in the specified range.

- removeTemporaryAttribute:forCharacterRange:

Removes a temporary attribute from the list of attributes for the specified character range.

- temporaryAttribute:atCharacterIndex:effectiveRange:

Returns the value for the temporary attribute with a given name of the character at a given index, and by reference the range over which the attribute applies.

- temporaryAttribute:atCharacterIndex:longestEffectiveRange:inRange:

Returns the value for the temporary attribute with a given name of the character at a given index, and by reference the maximum range over which the attribute applies.

- temporaryAttributesAtCharacterIndex:effectiveRange:

Returns the dictionary of temporary attributes for the character range specified in effectiveCharRange at character index charIndex.

- temporaryAttributesAtCharacterIndex:longestEffectiveRange:inRange:

Returns the temporary attributes for the character at a given index, and by reference the maximum range over which the attributes apply.