Text Selection

The Entry supports a number of settings for managing the selection of its input text.

The text selection properties provided by the Entry are:

  • CursorPosition(int)—Specifies the starting position of the selected text in the entry.

  • SelectionLength(int)—Specifies the number of characters in the current Entry selection.

The following snippet shows how to preselect a part of the Entry text when the control is focused by applying both properties.

Define the text orientation and the text of the Entry.

<HorizontalStackLayout>
    <telerik:RadEntry x:Name="selectEntry"
                      Text="select some text" />
    <telerik:RadButton Text="Focus"
                       Clicked="FocusButtonClicked" />
</HorizontalStackLayout>

Set the Clicked event handler:

private void FocusButtonClicked(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{
    selectEntry.Focus();
    selectEntry.CursorPosition = 7;
    selectEntry.SelectionLength = 9;
}

The following image shows the end result.

Entry Text Selection

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