Get cursor position in text edit

Hi, I'd love to be able to get the cursor position in the text (integer number of characters from the beginning) when editing a text box!

I'd like to insert text into the text at the cursor point when the user clicks a button or such like. Therefore I would like to know the current position in the text as the focus leaves the text box and then insert the relevant text at that position?

Any ideas, or should I move this to feature request?



Hi @jclutterbuck Thanks for sharing! I'm not aware of any workarounds, but we do have a feature request for this internally. I'll post here with any updates on that request

Hi @jclutterbuck,

We were able to launch this sort of feature for the rich text editor:

Does this type of implementation seem like it would be helpful for your use case? It sounds like you'd want to see this for other components. but I wanted to check in about this iteration & also see if it could be a potential workaround

Thanks @Tess,

Ideally I'd like to see this feature in the TextArea component, but, yes, great to see this feature here and I may be able to use it.