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RichTextBox.SelectedText Property

Gets or sets the selected text within the RichTextBox.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)
<BrowsableAttribute(False)> _
Public Overrides Property SelectedText As String

Property Value

Type: System.String
A string that represents the selected text in the control.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the SelectionBullet property with the SelectionFont, SelectedText, and SelectionColor properties to create a bulleted list in a RichTextBox control. This example requires that a RichTextBox control named richTextBox1 is created on a form.

Private Sub WriteTextToRichTextBox()
   ' Clear all text from the RichTextBox;
   ' Set the font for the opening text to a larger Arial font;
   richTextBox1.SelectionFont = New Font("Arial", 16)
   ' Assign the introduction text to the RichTextBox control.
   RichTextBox1.SelectedText = "The following is a list of bulleted items:" + ControlChars.Cr
   ' Set the Font for the first item to a smaller size Arial font.
   richTextBox1.SelectionFont = New Font("Arial", 12)
   ' Specify that the following items are to be added to a bulleted list.
   richTextBox1.SelectionBullet = True 
   ' Set the color of the item text.
   richTextBox1.SelectionColor = Color.Red
   ' Assign the text to the bulleted item.
   richTextBox1.SelectedText = "Apples" + ControlChars.Cr
   ' Apply same font since font settings do not carry to next line.
   richTextBox1.SelectionFont = New Font("Arial", 12)
   richTextBox1.SelectionColor = Color.Orange
   richTextBox1.SelectedText = "Oranges" + ControlChars.Cr
   richTextBox1.SelectionFont = New Font("Arial", 12)
   richTextBox1.SelectionColor = Color.Purple
   richTextBox1.SelectedText = "Grapes" + ControlChars.Cr
   ' End the bulleted list.
   richTextBox1.SelectionBullet = False 
   ' Specify the font size and string for text displayed below bulleted list.
   richTextBox1.SelectionFont = New Font("Arial", 16)
   richTextBox1.SelectedText = "Bulleted Text Complete!" 
End Sub

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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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