TextRange.IsEmpty Property


Gets a value indicating whether or not the current selection is empty.

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

public bool IsEmpty { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if the current selection is empty; otherwise, false.

A TextRange is considered empty if the Start and End positions are equal.

The following example demonstrates the use of the IsEmpty property.

// This method accepts an input stream and a corresponding data format.  The method
// will attempt to load the input stream into a TextRange selection, apply Bold formatting
// to the selection, save the reformatted selection to an alternat stream, and return 
// the reformatted stream.  
Stream BoldFormatStream(Stream inputStream, string dataFormat)
    // A text container to read the stream into.
    FlowDocument workDoc = new FlowDocument();
    TextRange selection = new TextRange(workDoc.ContentStart, workDoc.ContentEnd);
    Stream outputStream = new MemoryStream();

        // Check for a valid data format, and then attempt to load the input stream
        // into the current selection.  Note that CanLoad ONLY checks whether dataFormat
        // is a currently supported data format for loading a TextRange.  It does not 
        // verify that the stream actually contains the specified format.  An exception 
        // may be raised when there is a mismatch between the specified data format and 
        // the data in the stream. 
        if (selection.CanLoad(dataFormat))
            selection.Load(inputStream, dataFormat);
    catch (Exception e) { return outputStream; /* Load failure; return a null stream. */ }

    // Apply Bold formatting to the selection, if it is not empty.
    if (!selection.IsEmpty)
        selection.ApplyPropertyValue(TextElement.FontWeightProperty, FontWeights.Bold);

    // Save the formatted selection to a stream, and return the stream.
    if (selection.CanSave(dataFormat))
        selection.Save(outputStream, dataFormat);

    return outputStream;

.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
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