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TextPatternRange.Select Method

Highlights text in the text control corresponding to the text range Start and End endpoints.

Namespace: System.Windows.Automation.Text
Assembly: UIAutomationClient (in uiautomationclient.dll)

public void Select ()
public void Select ()
public function Select ()
Not applicable.

Exception typeCondition

InvalidOperationException

Occurs when text selection is not supported by the text control.

If a degenerate text range is provided, the text insertion point will move to the Start endpoint of the text range.

private void SetSelection(AutomationElement target, String s, Boolean backward, Boolean ignorecase)
{
    // Specify the control type we're looking for, in this case 'Document'
    PropertyCondition cond = new PropertyCondition(AutomationElement.ControlTypeProperty, ControlType.Document);

    // target --> The root AutomationElement.
    AutomationElement textProvider = target.FindFirst(TreeScope.Descendants, cond);

    TextPattern textpatternPattern = textProvider.GetCurrentPattern(TextPattern.Pattern) as TextPattern;

    if (textpatternPattern == null)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("Root element does not contain a descendant that supports TextPattern.");
        return;
    }
    TextPatternRange[] currentSelection = textpatternPattern.GetSelection();

    TextPatternRange tprText = currentSelection[0].FindText(s, backward, ignorecase);
    tprText.Select();
}

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0
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