CharacterRange Structure

 

Specifies a range of character positions within a string.

Namespace:   System.Drawing
Assembly:  System.Drawing (in System.Drawing.dll)

public struct CharacterRange

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodCharacterRange(Int32, Int32)

Initializes a new instance of the CharacterRange structure, specifying a range of character positions within a string.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubpropertyFirst

Gets or sets the position in the string of the first character of this CharacterRange.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyLength

Gets or sets the number of positions in this CharacterRange.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodEquals(Object)

Gets a value indicating whether this object is equivalent to the specified object.(Overrides ValueType.Equals(Object).)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetHashCode()

Returns the hash code for this instance.(Overrides ValueType.GetHashCode().)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodToString()

Returns the fully qualified type name of this instance.(Inherited from ValueType.)

NameDescription
System_CAPS_puboperatorSystem_CAPS_staticEquality(CharacterRange, CharacterRange)

Compares two CharacterRange objects. Gets a value indicating whether the First and Length values of the two CharacterRange objects are equal.

System_CAPS_puboperatorSystem_CAPS_staticInequality(CharacterRange, CharacterRange)

Compares two CharacterRange objects. Gets a value indicating whether the First or Length values of the two CharacterRange objects are not equal.

The following code example demonstrates how to create a CharacterRange and use it to highlight part of a string. This example is designed to be used with Windows Forms. Paste the example into a form and call the HighlightACharacterRange method when handling the form's Paint event, passing e as PaintEventArgs.

private void HighlightACharacterRange(PaintEventArgs e)
{

    // Declare the string to draw.
    string message = "This is the string to highlight a word in.";

    // Declare the word to highlight.
    string searchWord = "string";

    // Create a CharacterRange array with the searchWord 
    // location and length.
    CharacterRange[] ranges = 
        new CharacterRange[]{new CharacterRange
        (message.IndexOf(searchWord), searchWord.Length)};

    // Construct a StringFormat object.
    StringFormat stringFormat1 = new StringFormat();

    // Set the ranges on the StringFormat object.
    stringFormat1.SetMeasurableCharacterRanges(ranges);

    // Declare the font to write the message in.
    Font largeFont = new Font(FontFamily.GenericSansSerif, 16.0F,
        GraphicsUnit.Pixel);

    // Construct a new Rectangle.
    Rectangle displayRectangle = new Rectangle(20, 20, 200, 100);

    // Convert the Rectangle to a RectangleF.
    RectangleF displayRectangleF = (RectangleF)displayRectangle;

    // Get the Region to highlight by calling the 
    // MeasureCharacterRanges method.
    Region[] charRegion = e.Graphics.MeasureCharacterRanges(message, 
        largeFont, displayRectangleF, stringFormat1);

    // Draw the message string on the form.
    e.Graphics.DrawString(message, largeFont, Brushes.Blue, 
        displayRectangleF);

    // Fill in the region using a semi-transparent color.
    e.Graphics.FillRegion(new SolidBrush(Color.FromArgb(50, Color.Fuchsia)), 
        charRegion[0]);

    largeFont.Dispose();

}

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1

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

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