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TextBoxBase.GetPositionFromCharIndex Method

Retrieves the location within the control at the specified character index.

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

public virtual Point GetPositionFromCharIndex (
	int index
public Point GetPositionFromCharIndex (
	int index
public function GetPositionFromCharIndex (
	index : int
) : Point
Not applicable.



The index of the character for which to retrieve the location.

Return Value

The location of the specified character.

This method enables you to determine where in the control a specific character index is located. You can use this method for such tasks as displaying shortcut menu items or help information for a word in the control. For example, if you wanted to display a menu of options to the user when the user right clicks on a word in the control, you can use this method to determine the position of the word to properly display a ContextMenu control.

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, 2.0