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Selection.Start Property 

Returns or sets the starting character position of a selection.

Namespace: Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word
Assembly: Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word (in

Dim selection1 As Selection

Dim returnValue As Integer
returnValue = selection1.Start

Dim sampleValue As Integer
selection1.Start = sampleValue

int Start {get; set;}
public int get_Start();
public void set_Start(int);
function get Start() : int;
function set Start(int);

If this property is set to a value larger than that of the End property, the End property is set to the same value as that of Start property.

Selection, Range, and Bookmark objects have starting and ending character positions. The starting position refers to the character position closest to the beginning of the story.

This property returns the starting character position relative to the beginning of the story. The main text story (wdMainTextStory) begins with character position 0 (zero). You can change the size of a selection by setting this property.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Development Platforms

Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003, and Windows 2000

Target Platforms