Gets the origin point of the selection.
Assembly: EnvDTE (in EnvDTE.dll)
Although TextPoint objects indicate the location of the text selection in the Editor window, they do not mark the location in the buffer. Virtual space — the area beyond the end of the line — is also tracked only in the Editor window. Consequently, when you use an EditPoint in the text buffer to modify text, what happens to the text selection is not defined. For example a command might start with text selection, get edit points, and then change the buffer. To guarantee the text selection is in a certain location, you must explicitly place the text selection in that location at the end of your command.
Sub AnchorPointExample() ' Before running this example, open a text document. Dim objSel As TextSelection = DTE.ActiveDocument.Selection Dim objAnchor As VirtualPoint = objSel.AnchorPoint ' objAnchor is "live", tied to the position of the actual selection, ' so it will reflect any changes. iCol and iRow are created here to ' save a "snapshot" of the anchor point's position at this time. Dim iCol As Long = objAnchor.DisplayColumn Dim iRow As Long = objAnchor.Line ' As the selection is extended, the active point moves but the anchor ' point remains in place. objSel.StartOfDocument(True) objSel.EndOfDocument(True) If (iCol = objAnchor.DisplayColumn And iRow = objAnchor.Line) Then MsgBox("The anchor point has remained in place at row " & iRow & ", display column " & iCol) End If End Sub
- Full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted code. For more information, see Using Libraries from Partially Trusted Code.