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How do I implement VS.NET like XML tag insertion feature using EditControl?

Platform: WinForms |
Control: EditControl |
Published Date: April 30, 2011 |
Last Revised Date: July 10, 2014


This can be used, while editing the XML language tags in the Essential Edit.

The cursor can be placed at any positon of the line and the nodes will be inserted correctly in the beginning and the end of the current line.

This feature saves time while editing your XML documents using the Essential Edit.

Refer to the code attached to know more about it.


private void menuItem_Click(object sender, System.EventArgs e)



if (this.accepted == true)




MessageBox.Show("The node name cannot be empty");





this.editControl1.InsertText(this.editControl1.CurrentLine,(this.editControl1.CurrentColumn)," ");

this.editControl1.InsertTexthis.editControl1.CurrentLine,this.editControl1.CurrentColumn ,"<"+this.inputString+">");

this.editControl1.InsertText(this.editControl1.CurrentLine,(this.editControl1.CurrentColumn)," ");






Private Sub menuItem_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles menuItem12.Click


If Me.accepted = True Then

If Me.inputString.Equals("") Then

MessageBox.Show("The node name cannot be empty")



Me.editControl1.InsertText(Me.editControl1.CurrentLine,(Me.editControl1.CurrentColumn)," ")

Me.editControl1.InsertText (Me.editControl1.CurrentLine,Me.editControl1.CurrentColumn,"<"+Me.inputString+">")

Me.editControl1.InsertText(Me.editControl1.CurrentLine,(Me.editControl1.CurrentColumn)," ")


End If

End If

End Sub

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