9.24  snip-admin%

See Administrators for information about the role of administrators. The snip-admin% class is never instantiated directly. It is not even instantiated through derived classes by most programmers; each text% or pasteboard% object creates its own administrator. However, it may be useful to derive a new instance of this class to display snips in a new context. Also, it may be useful to call the methods of an existing administrator from an owned snip.

To create a new snip-admin% class, all methods described here must be overridden. They are all invoked by the administrator's snip.

Because a snip-admin% object typically owns more than one snip, many methods require a snip% object as a argument.