RichTextBox.SelectedText Property

Definition

Gets or sets the selected text within the RichTextBox.

public:
 virtual property System::String ^ SelectedText { System::String ^ get(); void set(System::String ^ value); };
[System.ComponentModel.Browsable(false)]
public override string SelectedText { get; set; }
member this.SelectedText : string with get, set
Public Overrides Property SelectedText As String

Property Value

A string that represents the selected text in the control.

Attributes

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use the SelectionBullet property with the SelectionFont, SelectedText, and SelectionColor properties to create a bulleted list in a RichTextBox control. This example requires that a RichTextBox control named richTextBox1 is created on a form.

private:
   void WriteTextToRichTextBox()
   {
      // Clear all text from the RichTextBox;
      richTextBox1->Clear();

      // Set the font for the opening text to a larger Arial font;
      richTextBox1->SelectionFont = gcnew System::Drawing::Font( "Arial",16 );

      // Assign the introduction text to the RichTextBox control.
      richTextBox1->SelectedText = "The following is a list of bulleted items: \n";

      // Set the Font for the first item to a smaller size Arial font.
      richTextBox1->SelectionFont = gcnew System::Drawing::Font( "Arial",12 );

      // Specify that the following items are to be added to a bulleted list.
      richTextBox1->SelectionBullet = true;

      // Set the color of the item text.
      richTextBox1->SelectionColor = Color::Red;

      // Assign the text to the bulleted item.
      richTextBox1->SelectedText = "Apples \n";

      // Apply same font since font settings do not carry to next line.
      richTextBox1->SelectionFont = gcnew System::Drawing::Font( "Arial",12 );
      richTextBox1->SelectionColor = Color::Orange;
      richTextBox1->SelectedText = "Oranges \n";
      richTextBox1->SelectionFont = gcnew System::Drawing::Font( "Arial",12 );
      richTextBox1->SelectionColor = Color::Purple;
      richTextBox1->SelectedText = "Grapes \n";

      // End the bulleted list.
      richTextBox1->SelectionBullet = false;

      // Specify the font size and string for text displayed below bulleted list.
      richTextBox1->SelectionFont = gcnew System::Drawing::Font( "Arial",16 );
      richTextBox1->SelectedText = "Bulleted Text Complete!";
   }
private void WriteTextToRichTextBox()
{
   // Clear all text from the RichTextBox;
   richTextBox1.Clear();
   // Set the font for the opening text to a larger Arial font;
   richTextBox1.SelectionFont = new Font("Arial", 16);
   // Assign the introduction text to the RichTextBox control.
   richTextBox1.SelectedText = "The following is a list of bulleted items:" + "\n";
   // Set the Font for the first item to a smaller size Arial font.
   richTextBox1.SelectionFont = new Font("Arial", 12);
   // Specify that the following items are to be added to a bulleted list.
   richTextBox1.SelectionBullet = true;
   // Set the color of the item text.
   richTextBox1.SelectionColor = Color.Red;
   // Assign the text to the bulleted item.
   richTextBox1.SelectedText = "Apples" + "\n";
   // Apply same font since font settings do not carry to next line.
   richTextBox1.SelectionFont = new Font("Arial", 12);
   richTextBox1.SelectionColor = Color.Orange;
   richTextBox1.SelectedText = "Oranges" + "\n";
   richTextBox1.SelectionFont = new Font("Arial", 12);
   richTextBox1.SelectionColor = Color.Purple;
   richTextBox1.SelectedText = "Grapes" + "\n";
   // End the bulleted list.
   richTextBox1.SelectionBullet = false;
   // Specify the font size and string for text displayed below bulleted list.
   richTextBox1.SelectionFont = new Font("Arial", 16);
   richTextBox1.SelectedText = "Bulleted Text Complete!";
}
Private Sub WriteTextToRichTextBox()
   ' Clear all text from the RichTextBox;
   richTextBox1.Clear()
   ' Set the font for the opening text to a larger Arial font;
   richTextBox1.SelectionFont = New Font("Arial", 16)
   ' Assign the introduction text to the RichTextBox control.
   RichTextBox1.SelectedText = "The following is a list of bulleted items:" + ControlChars.Cr
   ' Set the Font for the first item to a smaller size Arial font.
   richTextBox1.SelectionFont = New Font("Arial", 12)
   ' Specify that the following items are to be added to a bulleted list.
   richTextBox1.SelectionBullet = True
   ' Set the color of the item text.
   richTextBox1.SelectionColor = Color.Red
   ' Assign the text to the bulleted item.
   richTextBox1.SelectedText = "Apples" + ControlChars.Cr
   ' Apply same font since font settings do not carry to next line.
   richTextBox1.SelectionFont = New Font("Arial", 12)
   richTextBox1.SelectionColor = Color.Orange
   richTextBox1.SelectedText = "Oranges" + ControlChars.Cr
   richTextBox1.SelectionFont = New Font("Arial", 12)
   richTextBox1.SelectionColor = Color.Purple
   richTextBox1.SelectedText = "Grapes" + ControlChars.Cr
   ' End the bulleted list.
   richTextBox1.SelectionBullet = False
   ' Specify the font size and string for text displayed below bulleted list.
   richTextBox1.SelectionFont = New Font("Arial", 16)
   richTextBox1.SelectedText = "Bulleted Text Complete!"
End Sub

Applies to