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I have a text box with some string in it. when i double click inside it I want to get the cursor at that particular position .how can i do this.?
Posted 7-Feb-13 23:31pm
Edited 7-Feb-13 23:34pm
Chris Reynolds (BNY) at 8-Feb-13 6:49am
If you mean the caret which is the little I shaped bar that shows your position in the text box then you can use SelectionStart and SelectionLength but the double clicking will mean that a whole word is selected and so the caret is moved to the end of the word. Can you explain more clearly why you want the information?

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If you want to get the position of the cursor:

private void textBox1_DoubleClick(object sender, EventArgs e)
    MouseEventArgs mouseEventAgrs = (MouseEventArgs) e;
    Point nousePosition = mouseEventAgrs.Location;

If you want to get the character at the position where you double-clicked:

Char c =textBox1.GetCharFromPosition(nousePosition );

If you want to get the selected text:

string selectedText = textBox1.SelectedText;



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