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TextPointer.CompareTo Method

Performs an ordinal comparison between the positions specified by the current TextPointer and a second specified TextPointer.

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

public int CompareTo(
	TextPointer position
)

Parameters

position
Type: System.Windows.Documents.TextPointer
A TextPointer that specifies a position to compare to the current position.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
-1 if the current TextPointer precedes position; 0 if the locations are the same; +1 if the current TextPointer follows positions.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

position specifies a position from a different RichTextBox associated with the current position.

The following code uses the CompareTo method to find out if the RichTextBox is empty. This code example is part of a larger example used in the TextPointer class.


//This method returns true if the RichTextBox is empty.
public bool isRichTextBoxEmpty()
{
    TextPointer startPointer = MyRTB1.ContentStart.GetNextInsertionPosition(LogicalDirection.Forward);
    TextPointer endPointer = MyRTB1.ContentEnd.GetNextInsertionPosition(LogicalDirection.Backward);
    if (startPointer.CompareTo(endPointer) == 0)
        return true;
    else
        return false;
}


Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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