TextRanges Interface


Contains a TextRange object for each of the tagged subexpressions from a search pattern. TextRanges is also used to find where a box selection intersects each line of text.

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

public interface TextRanges : IEnumerable


Gets a value indicating the number of objects in the collection.


Gets the top-level extensibility object.


Gets the immediate parent object of a TextRanges collection.


Gets an enumeration for items in a collection.


Returns a TextRange object in a TextRanges collection.

A TextRanges collection is returned from a search operation when the search pattern is a regular expression with tagged subexpressions. The TextRanges collection contains a TextRange object for each of the tagged subexpressions.

Also, TextRanges are used to get box selections from the TextSelection object if you need to determine where the box selection intersects each line.

public void TextRangeExample(_DTE dte)
    TextSelection ts;
    TextRanges trs;

    ts = (TextSelection)dte.ActiveDocument.Selection;
    trs = ts.TextRanges;
    MessageBox.Show (trs.Count.ToString ());
    foreach (TextRange tr in trs)
        tr.StartPoint.Insert ("/*");
        tr.EndPoint.Insert ("*/");
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