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.NET Framework 4.5.2+

ShapeCollection.InsertTextBox(DocumentPosition, RectangleF) Method

Inserts a text box at the specified position in the document.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraRichEdit.API.Native

Assembly: DevExpress.RichEdit.v22.2.Core.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.RichEdit.Core


Shape InsertTextBox(
    DocumentPosition pos,
    RectangleF bounds


Name Type Description
pos DocumentPosition

The position of the text box’s anchor.

bounds RectangleF

An object that specifies the text box’s size and location (relative to the top and left edges of the page). The Document.Unit property defines the measurement units.


Type Description

The text box embedded in the document.


Use the Shape.ShapeFormat.TextBox.Document property to access and modify text box content.

The example below creates a text box and places it on the page as follows:

  • the absolute horizontal position is 1.5 inches to the right of the page;

  • the absolute vertical position is one inch below the page.

Document document = wordProcessor.Document;
document.Unit = DevExpress.Office.DocumentUnit.Inch;
// Create a text box.
Shape myTextBox = document.Shapes.InsertTextBox(document.Range.Start, new RectangleF(1.5f, 1f, 1.5f, 0.5f));
// Specify the text box background color.
myTextBox.Fill.Color = System.Drawing.Color.WhiteSmoke;
// Draw a border around the text box.
myTextBox.Line.Color = System.Drawing.Color.Black;
myTextBox.Line.Thickness = 1;
// Modify text box content.
SubDocument textBoxDocument = myTextBox.ShapeFormat.TextBox.Document;
textBoxDocument.AppendText("Text box");
CharacterProperties cp = textBoxDocument.BeginUpdateCharacters(textBoxDocument.Range.Start, 4);
cp.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Orange;
cp.FontSize = 24;
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