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RichTextBox.CaretPosition Property

Gets or sets the position of the input caret.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)

public TextPointer CaretPosition { get; set; }
You cannot set this property in XAML.

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Documents.TextPointer
A TextPointer object specifying the position of the input caret.
By default, the caret is at the first insertion position at the beginning of the content hosted by the RichTextBox. See TextPointer for more information on text position terminology like "insertion position".

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

An attempt is made to set this property to null.

ArgumentException

An attempt is made to set this property to a TextPointer that references a position outside of the current document.

The following example illustrates the use of this property.

// Create a new FlowDocument, and add 3 paragraphs.
FlowDocument flowDoc = new FlowDocument();
flowDoc.Blocks.Add(new Paragraph(new Run("Paragraph 1"))); 
flowDoc.Blocks.Add(new Paragraph(new Run("Paragraph 2"))); 
flowDoc.Blocks.Add(new Paragraph(new Run("Paragraph 3")));
// Set the FlowDocument to be the content for a new RichTextBox.
RichTextBox rtb = new RichTextBox(flowDoc);

// Get the current caret position.
TextPointer caretPos = rtb.CaretPosition;

// Set the TextPointer to the end of the current document.
caretPos = caretPos.DocumentEnd;

// Specify the new caret position at the end of the current document.
rtb.CaretPosition = caretPos;

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0

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