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Marcus Fernstrom
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I'm trying to figure out how to get the current line number, and how to check the number of characters on that line.

I'm using a simple TextArea (JavaFx).

I've been looking around but not finding any solutions.
 
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TextArea? You're better off using a JTextArea, which has methods like getLineOfOffset(offset) to handle that sort of thing.
 
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Paul Clapham wrote:TextArea? You're better off using a JTextArea, which has methods like getLineOfOffset(offset) to handle that sort of thing.

I think the OP is referring to https://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/javafx/api/javafx/scene/control/TextArea.html

Moving to a more appropriate forum...
 
John Damien Smith
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The JavaFX TextArea has no public API to support the concept of a current line number of the number of characters on a line.
I suggest you consider an alternate text editing control API such as RichTextFX (which may provide the features you require - I'm not sure as I have not used it in detail). If RichTextFX does not provide the APIs you require, then you could make a feature request to the RichTextFX developer to implement the features you need.
 
Marcus Fernstrom
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RichTextFX seems to be what I need, now to figure out how to use it (New to Java), thanks John

I had no idea there was a JavaFX area, I saw the "GUI Stuff" text and posted there.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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