FlowDocument.ContentStart Property

Gets a TextPointer that represents the start of content within a FlowDocument.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Documents
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)

public TextPointer ContentStart { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Documents.TextPointer
A TextPointerContext representing the start of the contents in the FlowDocument.

The ContentStart property is often used to insert content to the beginning of a FlowDocument.

The TextPointer returned by this property always has its LogicalDirection set to LogicalDirection.Backward.

The following example uses the ContentStart property to insert content at the beginning of a FlowDocument.

// Create a new, empty FlowDocument.
FlowDocument flowDoc = new FlowDocument();

// Insert an initial paragraph at the beginning of the empty FlowDocument.
flowDoc.Blocks.Add(new Paragraph(new Run(
    "Since the new FlowDocument is empty at this point, this will be the initial content " +
    "in the FlowDocument."
)));
// Insert a line-break at the beginnign of the document, before the previously inserted paragraph.
flowDoc.Blocks.InsertBefore(flowDoc.Blocks.FirstBlock, new Paragraph(new LineBreak()));
// Insert another paragraph at the beginning of the document.
flowDoc.Blocks.InsertBefore(flowDoc.Blocks.FirstBlock, new Paragraph(new Run(
    "This paragraph will be inserted before the previously added paragraph, replacing the previously" +
    "added paragraph as the first paragraph in the document."
)));

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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