TextBoxBase.ScrollToCaret TextBoxBase.ScrollToCaret TextBoxBase.ScrollToCaret TextBoxBase.ScrollToCaret Method

Definition

Scrolls the contents of the control to the current caret position.

public:
 void ScrollToCaret();
public void ScrollToCaret ();
member this.ScrollToCaret : unit -> unit
Public Sub ScrollToCaret ()

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Keys enumeration and the ScrollToCaret method to ensure that the text insertion point, represented by the caret, is always visible on the screen after the ENTER key has been pressed. To run the example, paste the following code in a form containing a TextBox control called TextBox1 and a RichTextBox control called RichTextBox1. This example requires that the event-handling method has been associated with the KeyDown event.

private:
   //Handles the Enter key being pressed while TextBox1 has focus. 
   void TextBox1_KeyDown( Object^ /*sender*/, KeyEventArgs^ e )
   {
      TextBox1->HideSelection = false;
      if ( e->KeyCode == Keys::Enter )
      {
         e->Handled = true;

         // Copy the text from TextBox1 to RichTextBox1, add a CRLF after 
         // the copied text, and keep the caret in view.
         RichTextBox1->SelectedText = String::Concat( TextBox1->Text, "\r\n" );
         RichTextBox1->ScrollToCaret();
      }
   }
//Handles the Enter key being pressed while TextBox1 has focus. 
private void TextBox1_KeyDown(object sender, KeyEventArgs e)
{
	TextBox1.HideSelection = false;
	if (e.KeyCode==Keys.Enter)
	{
		e.Handled = true;

		// Copy the text from TextBox1 to RichTextBox1, add a CRLF after 
		// the copied text, and keep the caret in view.
		RichTextBox1.SelectedText = TextBox1.Text + "\r\n";
		RichTextBox1.ScrollToCaret();
	}
}
'Handles the Enter key being pressed while TextBox1 has focus. 
Private Sub TextBox1_KeyDown(ByVal sender As Object, _
    ByVal e As KeyEventArgs) Handles TextBox1.KeyDown
    TextBox1.HideSelection = False
    If e.KeyCode = Keys.Enter Then
        e.Handled = True

        ' Copy the text from TextBox1 to RichTextBox1, add a CRLF after 
        ' the copied text, and keep the caret in view.
        RichTextBox1.SelectedText = TextBox1.Text + _
            Microsoft.VisualBasic.vbCrLf
        RichTextBox1.ScrollToCaret()
    End If
End Sub

Remarks

This method enables you to scroll the contents of the control until the caret is within the visible region of the control. If the caret is positioned below the visible region of the control, the ScrollToCaret method will scroll the contents of the control until the caret is visible at the bottom of the control. If the caret is positioned above the visible region of the control, this method scrolls the contents of the control until the caret is visible at the top of the control. You can use this method in a multiline text box to ensure that the current text entry point is within the visible region of the control.

Note

This method has no effect if the control does not have focus or if the caret is already positioned in the visible region of the control.

Applies to