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TextBoxBase.GetCharIndexFromPosition Method

Retrieves the index of the character nearest to the specified location.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in system.windows.forms.dll)

public virtual int GetCharIndexFromPosition (
	Point pt
)
public int GetCharIndexFromPosition (
	Point pt
)
public function GetCharIndexFromPosition (
	pt : Point
) : int
Not applicable.

Parameters

pt

The location to search.

Return Value

The zero-based character index at the specified location.

This method returns the character index that is closest to the position specified in the pt parameter. The character index is a zero-based index of text in the control, including spaces. You can use this method to determine where in the text the user has the mouse over by passing the mouse coordinates to this method. This can be useful if you want to perform tasks when the user rests the mouse pointer over a word in the text of the control.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

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