Image within Textfield - Show Editor at correct


I want to implement a Textfield that shows an image at the left side, just like the addressbar in Safari. Therefore I subclassed NSTextFieldCell and overrode
- (void)drawInteriorWithFrame:(NSRect)cellFrame inView:(NSView *)controlView.
It draws the image and then calls super with a frame somewhat further on the right. All this works just fine, but when I am going to edit the TextFiled, the overridden Function is not called and teh Text is edited on the very left of the Textfield, above the Image.

I further tried overriding
- (void)selectWithFrame:(NSRect)aRect inView:(NSView *)controlView editor:(NSText *)textObj delegate:(id)anObject start:(int)selStart length:(int)selLength
- (void)editWithFrame:(NSRect)aRect inView:(NSView *)controlView editor:(NSText *)textObj delegate:(id)anObject event:(NSEvent *)theEvent.
In the Implementation I moved the aRect somwhat left. The editor now is shown at the correct position but the FocusRing does not cover the complete textfield but it is somewhat shorter on the left side.

Can anybody help me with this issue?

Thanks in advance,

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