TextPointer.GetOffsetToPosition(TextPointer) TextPointer.GetOffsetToPosition(TextPointer) TextPointer.GetOffsetToPosition(TextPointer) TextPointer.GetOffsetToPosition(TextPointer) Method

Definition

Returns the count of symbols between the current TextPointer and a second specified TextPointer.

public:
 int GetOffsetToPosition(System::Windows::Documents::TextPointer ^ position);
public int GetOffsetToPosition (System.Windows.Documents.TextPointer position);
member this.GetOffsetToPosition : System.Windows.Documents.TextPointer -> int
Public Function GetOffsetToPosition (position As TextPointer) As Integer

Parameters

position
TextPointer TextPointer TextPointer TextPointer

A TextPointer that specifies a position to find the distance (in symbols) to.

Returns

The relative number of symbols between the current TextPointer and position. A negative value indicates that the current TextPointer follows the position specified by position, 0 indicates that the positions are equal, and a positive value indicates that the current TextPointer precedes the position specified by position.

Exceptions

position specifies a position outside of the text container associated with the current position.

Examples

The following example demonstrates a use for this method. The example uses the GetOffsetToPosition method to find the offsets for two TextPointer instances, and then uses this information to save and restore the selection in a RichTextBox. The example assumes that the contents of the RichTextBox have not changed between a selection save and a selection restore.

struct SelectionOffsets { internal int Start; internal int End; }
 
SelectionOffsets GetSelectionOffsetsRTB(RichTextBox richTextBox)
{
    SelectionOffsets selectionOffsets;
 
    TextPointer contentStart = richTextBox.Document.ContentStart;

    // Find the offset for the starting and ending TextPointers.
    selectionOffsets.Start = contentStart.GetOffsetToPosition(richTextBox.Selection.Start);
    selectionOffsets.End = contentStart.GetOffsetToPosition(richTextBox.Selection.End);

    return selectionOffsets;
}

void RestoreSelectionOffsetsRTB(RichTextBox richTextBox, SelectionOffsets selectionOffsets)
{
    TextPointer contentStart = richTextBox.Document.ContentStart;
 
    // Use previously determined offsets to create corresponding TextPointers,
    // and use these to restore the selection.
    richTextBox.Selection.Select(
       contentStart.GetPositionAtOffset(selectionOffsets.Start),
       contentStart.GetPositionAtOffset(selectionOffsets.End)
    );
}
Private Structure SelectionOffsets
    Friend Start As Integer
    Friend [End] As Integer
End Structure

Private Function GetSelectionOffsetsRTB(ByVal richTextBox As RichTextBox) As SelectionOffsets
    Dim selectionOffsets As SelectionOffsets

    Dim contentStart As TextPointer = richTextBox.Document.ContentStart

    ' Find the offset for the starting and ending TextPointers.
    selectionOffsets.Start = contentStart.GetOffsetToPosition(richTextBox.Selection.Start)
    selectionOffsets.End = contentStart.GetOffsetToPosition(richTextBox.Selection.End)

    Return selectionOffsets
End Function

Private Sub RestoreSelectionOffsetsRTB(ByVal richTextBox As RichTextBox, ByVal selectionOffsets As SelectionOffsets)
    Dim contentStart As TextPointer = richTextBox.Document.ContentStart

    ' Use previously determined offsets to create corresponding TextPointers,
    ' and use these to restore the selection.
    richTextBox.Selection.Select(contentStart.GetPositionAtOffset(selectionOffsets.Start), contentStart.GetPositionAtOffset(selectionOffsets.End))
End Sub

Remarks

Any of the following is considered to be a symbol:

Applies to

See also