A Paragraph of StyledText.

Property descriptions


EndPosition As Integer

End position of the Paragraph (1-based).

This property is read-only.

Bold the last character of the text:

TextArea1.StyledText.Text = "Hello, World!"

// Bold the "!"
Var theEnd As Integer = TextArea1.StyledText.Paragraph(1).EndPositiion
TextArea1.StyledText.Bold(theEnd - 1, 1) = True


Length As Integer

Length (in characters) of the Paragraph.

TextArea1.StyledText.Text = "Hello, World!"

// Bold the text
Var len As Integer = TextArea1.StyledText.Paragraph(1).Length
TextArea1.StyledText.Bold(0, len) = True


StartPosition As Integer

The starting position of the Paragraph.

Bold the first character of the Paragraph:

TextArea1.StyledText.Text = "Hello, World!"

// Bold the first character
Var first As Integer = TextArea1.StyledText.Paragraph(1).StartPosition
TextArea1.StyledText.Bold(first, 1) = True


TextAlignment As TextAlignment

Gets the text alignment of the Paragraph.

The values of this property are set using the TextAlignments enumeration.

To set the alignment of a Paragraph, call the ParagraphAlignment method of the StyledText class. You can use the Paragraph or the TextField alignment constants to set a Paragraph alignment using the ParagraphAlignment method.

This is an example of a right-aligned first Paragraph.

Var st As New StyledText
st = TextArea1.StyledText
TextArea1.AddText("This is the added text.")
st.Bold(0, 4) = True
st.Paragraph(0).TextAlignment = TextAlignments.Right


Use the Paragraph class to refer to a Paragraph of text within a block of StyledText. A Paragraph is defined as all the text between two Paragraph separators. A separator can be the EndOfLine function or the correct separator character for the platform on which the application is running. Completely empty paragraphs (e.g., blank lines) do not count as paragraphs.

You use the ParagraphCount method of the StyledText class to get the number of paragraphs in the StyledText object and the Paragraph method of the StyledText class to refer to a particular Paragraph.

The Paragraph has one style attribute, TextAlignment. It gets the current alignment for the Paragraph. The alignment is set by calling the StyledText.ParagraphTextAlignment method of the StyledText class.

Sample code

The following example sets a Paragraph's alignment to Centered. It then gets the starting position and length of the Paragraph via the Paragraph class and applies several style attributes to the whole Paragraph. The TextArea that displays the styled text must have the MultiLine and Styled properties set to True.

Var Text As String
Var st, ln As Integer

// define four paragraphs in Text
Text = "This is the text that we are going to save " _
  + "into our file from the TextArea." + EndOfLine _
  + "Isn't that interesting?" + EndOfLine _
  + "Man, I sure do love using Xojo to take care of my projects." + EndOfLine _
  + "That's because the Xojo staff is just so awesome!"
TextArea1.StyledText.Text = text  // four paragraphs in Text

// center the second paragraph
TextArea1.StyledText.Paragraph(1).TextAlignment = TextAlignments.Center

// set the second paragraph in Helvetica, 18 pt bold, red
// first get its character positions...
st = TextArea1.StyledText.Paragraph(1).StartPosition
ln = TextArea1.StyledText.Paragraph(1).Length

// next apply attributes...
TextArea1.StyledText.Bold(st, ln) = True
TextArea1.StyledText.Font(st, ln) = "Helvetica"
TextArea1.StyledText.Size(st, ln) = 18
TextArea1.StyledText.TextColor(st, ln) = &cFF0000 // red


All project types on all supported operating systems.

See also

Object parent class; DesktopTextArea, Range, StyledText, StyleRun classes.