Advances the tokenizer to the next token and sets that as the current token.


func CFStringTokenizerAdvanceToNextToken(_ tokenizer: CFStringTokenizer!) -> CFStringTokenizerTokenType



A CFStringTokenizer object.

Return Value

The type of the token if the tokenizer succeeded in finding a token and setting it as current token. Returns kCFStringTokenizerTokenNone if the tokenizer failed to find a token. For possible values, see CFStringTokenizerTokenType.


If there is no preceding call to CFStringTokenizerGoToTokenAtIndex(_:_:) or CFStringTokenizerAdvanceToNextToken(_:), the function finds the first token in the range specified by the CFStringTokenizerCreate(_:_:_:_:_:). If there is a preceding, successful, call to CFStringTokenizerGoToTokenAtIndex(_:_:) or CFStringTokenizerAdvanceToNextToken(_:) and there is a current token, proceeds to the next token. If a token is found, it is set as the current token and the function returns true; otherwise the current token is invalidated and the function returns false.

You can obtain the range and attribute of the token calling CFStringTokenizerGetCurrentTokenRange(_:) and CFStringTokenizerCopyCurrentTokenAttribute(_:_:). If the token is a compound (with type kCFStringTokenizerTokenHasSubTokensMask or kCFStringTokenizerTokenHasDerivedSubTokensMask), you can obtain its subtokens and (or) derived subtokens by calling CFStringTokenizerGetCurrentSubTokens(_:_:_:_:).

See Also

Changing the Location

func CFStringTokenizerGoToTokenAtIndex(CFStringTokenizer!, CFIndex) -> CFStringTokenizerTokenType

Finds a token that includes the character at a given index, and set it as the current token.