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TextDocument Object

Visual Studio .NET 2003

Represents a text file open in the editor, such as the Visual Studio Code editor.





[Visual Basic .NET]
Public Interface TextDocument
    Inherits IDispatch
[Visual Basic 6]
Class TextDocument
interface TextDocument : IDispatch
public interface TextDocument : IDispatch
[JScript .NET]
public interface TextDocument extends IDispatch


The TextDocument object is based on the Visual C++ version 6.0 Document object.

In Visual C++ version 6.0, the properties and methods of the TextDocument object were a superset of the Document object. In Visual Studio .NET, however, Document has all the methods and properties that were part of TextDocument in Visual C++ version 6.0. In Visual Studio .NET, TextDocument has only text-specific methods. The reason this does not break old code is that all methods that in Visual C++ version 6.0 returned a TextDocument object now return a Document object. So, old code that expects a TextDocument object will actually be using a Document object without knowing it.


Namespace: EnvDTE

File: dte.olb


Sub TextDocExample()
   Dim objTD As TextDocument = ActiveDocument.Object
   MsgBox("Selection: " & objTD.Selection.Mode.ToString)
End Sub

See Also

Properties, Methods and Events | TextWindow Object | HTMLWindow Object