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i want to do a small tweak with a free microsoft word processor i have made in
I want to be able to select words in richtextbox with tab button. Like if the text is "hello codeproject members" and when i put the focus on richtextbox and press tab first time "hello" should be selected. Then when we press tab again codeproject should be selected and so on.

how do i do that??

i suppose we have to use keydown event and then check for tab keycode. And the words could be seen as separated by spaces. Any help?

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As you said, you need to handle KeyDown event and capture Key of the Tab. But Tab key is a default key for setting focus to next tab indexed control. I think, you need to set e.Handle = true or set IsTabStop = true to rest of your controls.


richTextBox.Select(startIndex, length)

You need to manipulate the startIndex and length each word using string functions.
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amit_upadhyay 24-Aug-10 7:13am    
yes but how do i select the word??
Venkatesh Mookkan 24-Aug-10 7:41am    
I have updated the answer little bit. Comment me if you have any questions

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