Visual Basic: RichTextBox Control
Selects text in a RichTextBox control based on a set of specified characters.
object.Span characterset, forward, negate
The Span method syntax has these parts:
|object||Required. An object expression that evaluates to an object in the Applies To list.|
|characterset||Required. A string expression that specifies the set of characters to look for when extending the selection, based on the value of negate.|
|forward||Optional. A Boolean expression that determines which direction the insertion point moves, as described in Settings.|
|negate||Optional. A Boolean expression that determines whether the characters in characterset define the set of target characters or are excluded from the set of target characters, as described in Settings.|
The settings for forward are:
|True||(Default) Selects text from the current insertion point or the beginning of the current selection forward, toward the end of the text.|
|False||Selects text from the current insertion point or the beginning of the current selection backward, toward the start of the text.|
The settings for negate are:
|True||The characters included in the selection are those which do not appear in the characterset argument. The selection stops at the first character found that appears in the characterset argument.|
|False||(Default) The characters included in the selection are those which appear in the characterset argument. The selection stops at the first character found that does not appear in the characterset argument.|
The Span method is primarily used to easily select a word or sentence in the RichTextBox control.
If the Span method cannot find the specified characters based on the values of the arguments, then the current insertion point or selection remains unchanged.
The Span method does not return any data.