SelectedText Property

RichTextBox.SelectedText Property


Gets or sets the selected text within the RichTextBox.

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

public override string SelectedText { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String

A string that represents the selected text in the control.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the SelectionBullet property with the SelectionFont, SelectedText, and SelectionColor properties to create a bulleted list in a RichTextBox control. This example requires that a RichTextBox control named richTextBox1 is created on a form.

private void WriteTextToRichTextBox()
   // Clear all text from the RichTextBox;
   // Set the font for the opening text to a larger Arial font;
   richTextBox1.SelectionFont = new Font("Arial", 16);
   // Assign the introduction text to the RichTextBox control.
   richTextBox1.SelectedText = "The following is a list of bulleted items:" + "\n";
   // Set the Font for the first item to a smaller size Arial font.
   richTextBox1.SelectionFont = new Font("Arial", 12);
   // Specify that the following items are to be added to a bulleted list.
   richTextBox1.SelectionBullet = true;
   // Set the color of the item text.
   richTextBox1.SelectionColor = Color.Red;
   // Assign the text to the bulleted item.
   richTextBox1.SelectedText = "Apples" + "\n";
   // Apply same font since font settings do not carry to next line.
   richTextBox1.SelectionFont = new Font("Arial", 12);
   richTextBox1.SelectionColor = Color.Orange;
   richTextBox1.SelectedText = "Oranges" + "\n";
   richTextBox1.SelectionFont = new Font("Arial", 12);
   richTextBox1.SelectionColor = Color.Purple;
   richTextBox1.SelectedText = "Grapes" + "\n";
   // End the bulleted list.
   richTextBox1.SelectionBullet = false;
   // Specify the font size and string for text displayed below bulleted list.
   richTextBox1.SelectionFont = new Font("Arial", 16);
   richTextBox1.SelectedText = "Bulleted Text Complete!";

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