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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)

<BrowsableAttribute(False)> _
Public Overrides Property SelectedText As String

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 Sub 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:" + ControlChars.Cr
   ' 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" + ControlChars.Cr
   ' 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" + ControlChars.Cr
   richTextBox1.SelectionFont = New Font("Arial", 12)
   richTextBox1.SelectionColor = Color.Purple
   richTextBox1.SelectedText = "Grapes" + ControlChars.Cr
   ' 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!" 
End Sub

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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