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TextPointerContext Enumeration

Determines the category of content that is adjacent to a TextPointer in a specified LogicalDirection.

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

public enum TextPointerContext
<object property="enumerationMemberName" .../>

Member nameDescription
NoneThe TextPointer is adjacent to the beginning or end of content.
TextThe TextPointer is adjacent to text.
EmbeddedElementThe TextPointer is adjacent to an embedded UIElement or ContentElement.
ElementStartThe TextPointer is adjacent to the opening tag of a TextElement.
ElementEndThe TextPointer is adjacent to the closing tag of a TextElement.


// This method will extract and return a string that contains a representation of 
// the XAML structure of content elements in a given TextElement.        
string GetXaml(TextElement element)
{
    StringBuilder buffer = new StringBuilder();

    // Position a "navigator" pointer before the opening tag of the element.
    TextPointer navigator = element.ElementStart;

    while (navigator.CompareTo(element.ElementEnd) < 0)
    {
        switch (navigator.GetPointerContext(LogicalDirection.Forward))
        {
            case TextPointerContext.ElementStart : 
                // Output opening tag of a TextElement
                buffer.AppendFormat("<{0}>", navigator.GetAdjacentElement(LogicalDirection.Forward).GetType().Name);
                break;
            case TextPointerContext.ElementEnd :
                // Output closing tag of a TextElement
                buffer.AppendFormat("</{0}>", navigator.GetAdjacentElement(LogicalDirection.Forward).GetType().Name);
                break;
            case TextPointerContext.EmbeddedElement :
                // Output simple tag for embedded element
                buffer.AppendFormat("<{0}/>", navigator.GetAdjacentElement(LogicalDirection.Forward).GetType().Name);
                break;
            case TextPointerContext.Text :
                // Output the text content of this text run
                buffer.Append(navigator.GetTextInRun(LogicalDirection.Forward));
                break;
        }

        // Advance the naviagtor to the next context position.
        navigator = navigator.GetNextContextPosition(LogicalDirection.Forward);

    } // End while.

    return buffer.ToString();

} // End GetXaml method.


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, 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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