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How to: Programmatically Retrieve Start and End Characters in Ranges

This example demonstrates how you can retrieve the character positions of the start and end positions of a range.

Applies to: The information in this topic applies to document-level projects and application-level projects for Word 2013 and Word 2010. For more information, see Features Available by Office Application and Project Type.

To retrieve start and end characters of a range in a document-level customization

  • Get the values of the Start and End properties of the Range object. The following code example gets the start and end position of the second sentence in the document. To use this code example, run it from the ThisDocument class in your project.

    Word.Range rng = this.Sentences[2];
    
    string startPosition = rng.Start.ToString();
    string endPosition = rng.End.ToString();
    
    MessageBox.Show("Start: " + startPosition + " End: " + endPosition, "Range Information");
    

To retrieve start and end characters of a range by using an application-level add-in

  • Get the values of the Start and End properties of the Range object. The following code example gets the start and end position of the second sentence in the active document. To use this code example, run it from the ThisAddIn class in your project.

    Word.Range rng = this.Application.ActiveDocument.Sentences[2];
    
    string startPosition = rng.Start.ToString();
    string endPosition = rng.End.ToString();
    
    MessageBox.Show("Start: " + startPosition + " End: " + endPosition, "Range Information");
    
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