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RichTextBox.Selection Property

Gets a TextSelection object containing the current selection in the RichTextBox.

Namespace: System.Windows.Controls
Assembly: PresentationFramework (in presentationframework.dll)
XML Namespace:  http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation

public TextSelection Selection { get; }
/** @property */
public TextSelection get_Selection ()

public function get Selection () : TextSelection

You cannot use this property in XAML.

Property Value

A TextSelection object containing the current selection in the RichTextBox. The default returned TextSelection has an IsEmpty property value of True. An empty TextSelection renders as a caret in the text area with no selection.

The following example illustrates the use of this property.

// Create a simple FlowDocument to serve as the content input for the construtor.
FlowDocument flowDoc = new FlowDocument(new Paragraph(new Run("Simple FlowDocument")));
// After this constructor is called, the new RichTextBox rtb will contain flowDoc.
RichTextBox rtb = new RichTextBox(flowDoc);
// This call will select the entire contents of the RichTextBox.
rtb.SelectAll();
// This call returns the current selection (which happens to be the entire contents
// of the RichTextBox) as a TextSelection object.
TextSelection currentSelection = rtb.Selection;

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
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