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Inserting and deleting text in a RichTextbox

Hi. This should be so easy, but I don't get it. Let say I have
RichTextbox1 and I want to insert some text at the current insertion point,
or at the beginning of selected text (if there is any). How is this done?
Also, how do I delete the current selection? Thanks.
Nov 21 '05 #1
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Hi,
SelectedText property is the key to perform all these operations. This
property either inserts text at the current insertion point or replaces
current selection. For deleting current selection, you may simply assign an
empty string ("" or String.Empty) to the SelectedText.

One way for inserting new text at the beginning of the selection is
something like this:

Dim selLength As Integer = RichTextBox.Sel ectionLength
RichTextBox.Sel ectionLength = 0
RichTextBox.Sel ectedText = <text to insert>
RichTextBox.Sel ectionLength = selLength

HTH

"Clark Stevens" <cy*********@ho tmail.com> wrote in message
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Hi. This should be so easy, but I don't get it. Let say I have
RichTextbox1 and I want to insert some text at the current insertion point,
or at the beginning of selected text (if there is any). How is this done?
Also, how do I delete the current selection? Thanks.

Nov 21 '05 #2
Ah, so that's how you do it. Thank you.

"Shiva" <sh******@onlin e.excite.com> wrote in message
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Hi,
SelectedText property is the key to perform all these operations. This
property either inserts text at the current insertion point or replaces
current selection. For deleting current selection, you may simply assign an empty string ("" or String.Empty) to the SelectedText.

One way for inserting new text at the beginning of the selection is
something like this:

Dim selLength As Integer = RichTextBox.Sel ectionLength
RichTextBox.Sel ectionLength = 0
RichTextBox.Sel ectedText = <text to insert>
RichTextBox.Sel ectionLength = selLength

HTH

"Clark Stevens" <cy*********@ho tmail.com> wrote in message
news:O9******** ************@tw ister.nyroc.rr. com...
Hi. This should be so easy, but I don't get it. Let say I have
RichTextbox1 and I want to insert some text at the current insertion point, or at the beginning of selected text (if there is any). How is this done?
Also, how do I delete the current selection? Thanks.

Nov 21 '05 #3

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