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SetExtraSelections in QGraphicsTextItem

  • Hello,

    I want to implement a text search for a QGraphicsTextItem. I have no problem with the search itself, but I have not yet found a good way to highlight the search results.
    QTextEdit has the handy function setExtraSelections that would be perfect for this purpose. As QTextEdit just delegates the call to QTextControl::setExtraSelections, I see no reason why this feature should not be available in QGraphicsTextItem. Unfortunately QGraphicsTextItem makes a lot of features of QTextControl inaccessible to the user, including this one.
    I considered using QTextLayout::setAdditionalFormats but this would mess with syntax highlighting.

    I would appreciate any comments or suggestions to this problem.

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