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NSTextBlockMBS class

Type Topic Plugin Version macOS Windows Linux iOS Targets
class Cocoa Text MBS MacBase Plugin 22.0 ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No Desktop, Console & Web
Function: A block of text laid out in a subregion of the text container.
Notes: A text block appears as an attribute of a paragraph, and as part of the paragraph style. The most important subclass of NSTextBlockMBS is NSTextTableBlockMBS, which represents a block of text that appears as a cell in a table. The table itself is a NSTextTable object. All NSTextBlockMBS objects reference this table, which controls their sizing and positioning.


Constant Value Description
DimensionHeight 4 Height of the text block.
DimensionMaximumHeight 6 Maximum height of the text block.
DimensionMaximumWidth 2 Maximum width of the text block.
DimensionMinimumHeight 5 Minimum height of the text block.
DimensionMinimumWidth 1 Minimum width of the text block.
DimensionWidth 0 Width of the text block.


Constant Value Description
LayerBorder 0 The border of the text block.
LayerMargin 1 Margin of the text block: space surrounding the border.
LayerPadding -1 Padding of the text block: space surrounding the content area extending to the border.

Value Types

Constant Value Description
ValueTypeAbsolute 0 Absolute value in points.
ValueTypePercentage 1 Percentage value (out of 100).

Vertical Alignment

Constant Value Description
VerticalAlignmentBaseline 3 Aligns adjacent blocks at the baseline of the first line of text in the block.
VerticalAlignmentBottom 2 Aligns adjacent blocks at their bottom.
VerticalAlignmentMiddle 1 Aligns adjacent blocks at their middle.
VerticalAlignmentTop 0 Aligns adjacent blocks at their top.

Sub classes:

Some methods using this class:

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NSTextAttachmentMBS   -   NSTextCheckingResultMBS

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