Selection.MoveStartWhile method (Word)

Moves the start position of the specified selection while any of the specified characters are found in the document.

Syntax

expression. MoveStartWhile( _Cset_ , _Count_ )

expression Required. A variable that represents a 'Selection' object.

Parameters

Name Required/Optional Data type Description
Cset Required Variant One or more characters. This argument is case sensitive.
Count Optional Variant The maximum number of characters by which the specified selection is to be moved. Can be a number or either the wdForward or wdBackward constant. If Count is a positive number, the selection is moved forward in the document. If it is a negative number, the selection is moved backward. The default value is wdForward .

Remarks

While any character in Cset is found, the start position of the selection is moved. This method returns the number of characters that the start position of the selection moved as a Long value. If not Cset characters are found, the selection isn't changed and the method returns 0 (zero). If the start position is moved forward to a position beyond the original end position, the end position is set to the new start position.

Example

This example moves the start position of the selection backward through the document while the space character is found.

Selection.MoveStartWhile Cset:=" ", Count:=wdBackward

This example moves the start position of the selection backward through the document while Count is less than or equal to 10 and any letter from "a" through "h" is found.

Selection.MoveStartWhile Cset:="abcdefgh", Count:=-10

See also

Selection Object