serialize


Description:

[ Version ( since = "2.10" ) ]
public uint8[] serialize (TextBuffer content_buffer, Atom format, TextIter start, TextIter end)

This function serializes the portion of text between start and end in the rich text format represented by format.

formats to be used must be registered using register_serialize_format or register_serialize_tagset beforehand.

Parameters:

this

the TextBuffer format is registered with

content_buffer

the TextBuffer to serialize

format

the rich text format to use for serializing

start

start of block of text to serialize

end

end of block of test to serialize

length

return location for the length of the serialized data

Returns:

the serialized data, encoded as format