This interface enables you to access the TextRange object in an HTML element.
collapse Moves the insertion point to the beginning or end of the current range. compareEndPoints Compares an end point of a TextRange object with an end point of another range. duplicate Returns a duplicate of the TextRange. execCommand Executes a command on the current document, current selection, or the given range. execCommandShowHelp Displays help information for the given command identifier. expand Expands the range so that partial units are completely contained. findText Searches for text in the document and positions the start and end points of the range to encompass the search string. getBookmark Retrieves a bookmark (opaque string) that can be used with IHTMLTxtRange::moveToBookmark to return to the same range. htmlText Retrieves the HTML source as a valid HTML fragment. inRange Returns a value indicating whether one range is contained within another. isEqual Returns a value indicating whether the specified range is equal to the current range. move Collapses the given text range and moves the empty range by the given number of units. moveEnd Changes the end position of the range. moveStart Changes the start position of the range. moveToBookmark Moves to a bookmark. moveToElementText Moves the text range so that the start and end positions of the range encompass the text in the given element. moveToPoint Moves the start and end positions of the text range to the given point. parentElement Retrieves the parent element for the given text range. pasteHTML Pastes HTML text into the given text range, replacing any previous text and HTML elements in the range. queryCommandEnabled Returns a Boolean value that indicates whether a specified command can be successfully executed using IHTMLTxtRange::execCommand, given the current state of the document. queryCommandIndeterm Returns a Boolean value that indicates whether the specified command is in the indeterminate state. queryCommandState Returns a Boolean value that indicates the current state of the command. queryCommandSupported Returns a Boolean value that indicates whether the current command is supported on the current range. queryCommandText Retrieves the string associated with a command. queryCommandValue Returns the current value of the document, range, or current selection for the given command. scrollIntoView Causes the object to scroll into view, aligning it either at the top or bottom of the window. select Makes the selection equal to the current object. setEndPoint Sets the endpoint of one range based on the endpoint of another range. text Sets or retrieves the text contained within the range.
The IHTMLTxtRange interface is used to retrieve and modify text in an element, locate specific strings in the text, and carry out commands that affect the appearance of the text.
You retrieve a TextRange object by using IHTMLBodyElement::createTextRange, IHTMLInputHiddenElement::createTextRange, IHTMLInputTextElement::createTextRange, IHTMLTextAreaElement::createTextRange, or IHTMLButtonElement::createTextRange. You can modify the extent of the text range by moving its start and end positions with methods such as IHTMLTxtRange::move, IHTMLTxtRange::moveToElementText, and IHTMLTxtRange::findText. Within the text range, you can retrieve and modify plain text or HTML text. These forms of text are identical except that HTML text includes HTML tags; plain text does not.
Stock Implementation mshtml.dll Custom Implementation No Inherits from IDispatch Header and IDL files Mshtml.h, Mshtml.idl Minimum availability Internet Explorer 4.0 Minimum operating systems Windows 95, Windows NT 4.0, Windows CE 2.12