TextRanges Property
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TextSelection.TextRanges Property

Gets a TextRanges collection with one TextRange object for each line or partial line in the selection.

Namespace: EnvDTE
Assembly: EnvDTE (in envdte.dll)

TextRanges TextRanges { get; }
/** @property */
TextRanges get_TextRanges ()

function get TextRanges () : TextRanges

Property Value

A TextRanges collection.

For each line in the selected text, regardless of its current mode, a TextRange object represents the virtual portion of the line in the selection. When the selection mode is Stream, the TextRange objects represent only the text that is in the selection. If some lines are longer than others, you get ranges only for lines that actually contain text.

Each time the TextRanges collection is retrieved from the selected text, the prior contents are lost.

Sub TextRangesExample()
   ' Before running this example, open a code document.
   Dim objSel As TextSelection = DTE.ActiveDocument.Selection
   MsgBox("Startpoint line: " & (objSel.TextRanges.Item(1).StartPoint.Line) & vbCr & "Endpoint line: " & (objSel.TextRanges.Item(1).EndPoint.Line))
End Sub
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