RichTextBox.AutoWordSelection RichTextBox.AutoWordSelection RichTextBox.AutoWordSelection RichTextBox.AutoWordSelection Property

Definition

Gets or sets a value indicating whether automatic word selection is enabled.

public:
 property bool AutoWordSelection { bool get(); void set(bool value); };
public bool AutoWordSelection { get; set; }
member this.AutoWordSelection : bool with get, set
Public Property AutoWordSelection As Boolean

Property Value

true if automatic word selection is enabled; otherwise, false. The default is true.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to create a RichTextBox that zooms in on text, automatically selects words in the text of the control when a word is double-clicked, and has a margin on the right side of the client area of the control. If the RichTextBox control has a small width, using this code will create a RichTextBox where each character of text is displayed on its own line. While in this vertical display position, clicking on any part of a word will select all characters of the word regardless of the fact that the text is displayed vertically. This example requires that you have a form that contains a RichTextBox control named richTextBox1.

private:
   void ZoomMyRichTextBox()
   {
      // Enable users to select entire word when double clicked.
      richTextBox1->AutoWordSelection = true;

      // Clear contents of control.
      richTextBox1->Clear();

      // Set the right margin to restrict horizontal text.
      richTextBox1->RightMargin = 2;

      // Set the text for the control.
      richTextBox1->SelectedText = "Alpha Bravo Charlie Delta Echo Foxtrot";

      // Zoom by 2 points.
      richTextBox1->ZoomFactor = 2.0f;
   }
private void ZoomMyRichTextBox()
{
	// Enable users to select entire word when double clicked.
	richTextBox1.AutoWordSelection = true;
	// Clear contents of control.
	richTextBox1.Clear();
	// Set the right margin to restrict horizontal text.
	richTextBox1.RightMargin = 2;
	// Set the text for the control.
	richTextBox1.SelectedText = "Alpha Bravo Charlie Delta Echo Foxtrot";
	// Zoom by 2 points.
	richTextBox1.ZoomFactor = 2.0f;
}
Private Sub ZoomMyRichTextBox()
    ' Enable users to select entire word when double clicked.
    richTextBox1.AutoWordSelection = True
    ' Clear contents of control.
    richTextBox1.Clear()
    ' Set the right margin to restrict horizontal text.
    richTextBox1.RightMargin = 2
    ' Set the text for the control.
    richTextBox1.SelectedText = "Alpha Bravo Charlie Delta Echo Foxtrot"
    ' Zoom by 2 points.
    richTextBox1.ZoomFactor = 2.0F
End Sub

Remarks

If this property is set to true, selecting any part of the text in the control selects the entire word.

Applies to