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TextBoxBase.GetCharFromPosition Method

Retrieves the character that is closest to the specified location within the control.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public virtual char GetCharFromPosition(
	Point pt
)

Parameters

pt
Type: System.Drawing.Point
The location from which to seek the nearest character.

Return Value

Type: System.Char
The character at the specified location.

If the location specified in the pt parameter is outside the client area of the control, the first character of the string closest to the point specified in pt is returned. You can use this method to determine which characters are located near a specific point within the control. You can then use this value to perform operations on the text at that location.

NoteNote

If the specified location in the pt parameter is located on the right side of the client area of the control, the last character of the string closest to the point specified in pt is returned.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, 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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