Selection.MoveWhile method (Word)

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


expression. MoveWhile( _Cset_ , _Count_ )

expression Required. A variable that represents a Selection object.


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 specified selection is moved forward in the document, beginning at the end position. If it is a negative number, the selection is moved backward, beginning at the start position. The default value is wdForward.


While any character in Cset is found, the specified selection is moved. The resulting Selection object is positioned as an insertion point after whatever Cset characters were found. This method returns the number of characters by which the specified selection was moved, as a Long value. If no Cset characters are found, the selection isn't changed and the method returns 0 (zero).


This example moves the selection after consecutive tabs.

Selection.MoveWhile Cset:=vbTab, Count:=wdForward

See also

Selection Object

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