TextDocument TextDocument TextDocument Interface


Represents a text file open in the editor.

public interface TextDocument
type TextDocument = interface
Public Interface TextDocument


Sub TextDocExample(ByVal dte As EnvDTE.DTE)  
    Dim objTD As TextDocument = dte.ActiveDocument.Object  
    MsgBox("Selection: " & objTD.Selection.Mode.ToString)  
End Sub  
public void TextDocExample(_DTE dte)  
    TextDocument td = (TextDocument)dte.ActiveDocument.Object ("");  
    MessageBox.Show ("Selection: " + td.Selection.Mode.ToString ());  


The TextDocument object is based on the Visual C++ version 6.0 Document object.

In Visual C++ version 6.0, the properties and methods of the TextDocument object were a superset of the Document object. In Visual Studio, however, Document has all the methods and properties that were part of TextDocument in Visual C++ version 6.0. In Visual Studio, TextDocument has only text-specific methods. The reason this does not break old code is that all methods that returned a TextDocument object in Visual C++ version 6.0 now return a Document object. So, old code that expects a TextDocument object actually uses a Document object.



Gets the top-level extensibility object.

EndPoint EndPoint EndPoint

Gets a TextPoint object that is the location of the end of the document.

IndentSize IndentSize IndentSize

Microsoft Internal Use Only.

Language Language Language

Microsoft Internal Use Only.

Parent Parent Parent

Gets the immediate parent object of a TextDocument object.

Selection Selection Selection

Gets an object representing the current selection on the TextDocument object.

StartPoint StartPoint StartPoint

Gets the TextPoint object representing the beginning of the text document, or the first displayed character of the pane.

TabSize TabSize TabSize

Microsoft Internal Use Only.

Type Type Type

Microsoft Internal Use Only.


ClearBookmarks() ClearBookmarks() ClearBookmarks()

Removes all unnamed bookmarks in the text document.

CreateEditPoint(TextPoint) CreateEditPoint(TextPoint) CreateEditPoint(TextPoint)

Creates an EditPoint object at the specified location and returns it. The default location is the beginning of the document.

MarkText(String, Int32) MarkText(String, Int32) MarkText(String, Int32)

Indicates whether or not the indicated text was found in the text document and creates unnamed bookmarks wherever matching text is found.

PrintOut() PrintOut() PrintOut()

Microsoft Internal Use Only.

ReplacePattern(String, String, Int32, TextRanges) ReplacePattern(String, String, Int32, TextRanges) ReplacePattern(String, String, Int32, TextRanges)

Replaces matching text throughout an entire text document.

ReplaceText(String, String, Int32) ReplaceText(String, String, Int32) ReplaceText(String, String, Int32)

Microsoft Internal Use Only.

Applies to