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Text selection in TextCell

I want to be able to select text in a textboxcell like in any other textbox (with control + shift + arrow keys). It seems that there is not behaviour like this in the version. So I created my own one: in KeyDown of a cellrenderer derived from the GridOriginalTextBoxCellRenderer class I change SelectionStart and SelectionLength of the textbox. All works fine, but I cannot select text from the right to the left (Ctrl+Shift+Left) if starting at the end of the text, because the caret always go to the end of the selected text. I added a sample which shows the described behaviour. Is there any way around that? Peter SampleSelect_5625.zip

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AD Administrator Syncfusion Team June 16, 2004 12:17 PM UTC

So, in your control things don''t work nicely becuase when you move to the left, the caret always ends up on the right side of the selection. I think you can move the cursor to the left side of a selection by doing a ''fake left click'' at that point. In this code snippet, replace activeRichTextBox with the active richtext control in your renderer code. p = Me.activeRichTextBox.GetPositionFromCharIndex(selectionStart) Syncfusion.Drawing.ActiveXSnapshot.FakeLeftMouseClick(Me.activeRichTextBox, p)

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