TextPointer.CompareTo Method

Performs an ordinal comparison between the positions specified by the current TextPointer and a second specified TextPointer.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Documents
Assembly:  System.Windows (in System.Windows.dll)

Public Function CompareTo ( _
	position As TextPointer _
) As Integer


Type: System.Windows.Documents.TextPointer
A TextPointer that specifies a position to compare to the current position.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
-1 if the current TextPointer precedes position; 0 if the locations are the same; +1 if the current TextPointer follows positions.


position specifies a position from a different RichTextBox associated with the current position.

The following code uses the CompareTo method to find out if the RichTextBox is empty. This code example is part of a larger example used in the TextPointer class.

    'This method returns true if the RichTextBox is empty.
    Public Function isRichTextBoxEmpty() As Boolean
        Dim startPointer As TextPointer = MyRTB1.ContentStart.GetNextInsertionPosition(LogicalDirection.Forward)
        Dim endPointer As TextPointer = MyRTB1.ContentEnd.GetNextInsertionPosition(LogicalDirection.Backward)
        If (startPointer.CompareTo(endPointer) = 0) Then
            Return True
            Return False
        End If
    End Function


Supported in: 5, 4

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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