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TextBoxBase.AutoWordSelection Property

Gets or sets a value that determines whether when a user selects part of a word by dragging across it with the mouse, the rest of the word is selected. This is a dependency property.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls.Primitives
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation, http://schemas.microsoft.com/netfx/2007/xaml/presentation
public bool AutoWordSelection { get; set; }
<object AutoWordSelection="bool" .../>

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if automatic word selection is enabled; otherwise, false.
The default value is false.

Identifier field

AutoWordSelectionProperty

Metadata properties set to true

None

When AutoWordSelection is enabled, each time that part of a word is selected by the user dragging over part of a word using the mouse, the selection is automatically expanded to include that entire word. The user can override automatic selection of an entire word by momentarily reversing the direction in which the mouse pointer is being dragged as the selection is made. This action undoes the automatic selection of the entire word, and enables the user to precisely select part or all of the word.

When AutoWordSelection is disabled, a selection is not automatically expanded to include entire words; in this case, precise selections are always determined manually.

Note: Auto selection does not affect the first word that the user drags across. It is only after this first word boundary is crossed that auto selection takes effect.

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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