Moves the start position of the specified range or selection while any of the specified characters are found in the document.
While any character in Cset is found, the start position of the range or selection is moved. This method returns the number of characters that the start position of the range or selection moved as a Long value. If not Cset characters are found, the range or 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.
expression Required. An expression that returns one of the objects in the Applies To list.
Cset Required Variant. One or more characters. This argument is case sensitive.
Count Optional Variant. The maximum number of characters by which the specified range or selection is to be moved. Can be a number or either the wdForward or wdBackward constant. If Count is a positive number, the range or selection is moved forward in the document. If it's a negative number, the range or selection is moved backward. The default value is wdForward.
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