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TextPatternRange.MoveEndpointByRange Method

Moves one endpoint of a text range to the specified endpoint of a second text range.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Automation.Text
Assembly:  UIAutomationClient (in UIAutomationClient.dll)

public void MoveEndpointByRange(
	TextPatternRangeEndpoint endpoint,
	TextPatternRange targetRange,
	TextPatternRangeEndpoint targetEndpoint


Type: System.Windows.Automation.Text.TextPatternRangeEndpoint
The endpoint to move.
Type: System.Windows.Automation.Text.TextPatternRange
Another range from the same text provider.
Type: System.Windows.Automation.Text.TextPatternRangeEndpoint
An endpoint on the other range.

If the endpoint being moved crosses the other endpoint of the same text range then that other endpoint is moved also, resulting in a degenerate range and ensuring the correct ordering of the endpoints (that is, Start is always less than or equal to End).

 private void MoveEndpointByRangeFromSelection(AutomationElement target)
    // Specify the control type we're looking for, in this case 'Document'
    PropertyCondition cond = new PropertyCondition(AutomationElement.ControlTypeProperty, ControlType.Document);

    // target --> The root AutomationElement.
    AutomationElement textProvider = target.FindFirst(TreeScope.Descendants, cond);

    TextPattern textpatternPattern = textProvider.GetCurrentPattern(TextPattern.Pattern) as TextPattern;

    if (textpatternPattern == null)
        Console.WriteLine("Root element does not contain a descendant that supports TextPattern.");
    TextPatternRange[] currentSelection = textpatternPattern.GetSelection();
    TextPatternRange[] currentVisibleRanges = textpatternPattern.GetVisibleRanges();


Private Sub MoveEndpointByRangeFromSelection(ByVal target As AutomationElement)
    ' Specify the control type we're looking for, in this case 'Document'
    Dim cond As PropertyCondition = New PropertyCondition(AutomationElement.ControlTypeProperty, ControlType.Document)

    ' target --> The root AutomationElement.
    Dim textProvider As AutomationElement = target.FindFirst(TreeScope.Descendants, cond)

    Dim textpatternPattern As TextPattern = CType(textProvider.GetCurrentPattern(TextPattern.Pattern), TextPattern)

    If (textpatternPattern Is Nothing) Then
        Console.WriteLine("Root element does not contain a descendant that supports TextPattern.")
    End If
    Dim currentSelection As TextPatternRange() = textpatternPattern.GetSelection()
    Dim currentVisibleRanges As TextPatternRange() = textpatternPattern.GetVisibleRanges()
    currentSelection(0).MoveEndpointByRange(TextPatternRangeEndpoint.Start, _
                                     currentVisibleRanges(0), _
End Sub

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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