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SubDocument.GetRtfText(DocumentRange, RtfDocumentExporterOptions) Method

Gets the formatted string of the text contained in the specified range.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraRichEdit.API.Native

Assembly: DevExpress.RichEdit.v24.1.Core.dll

NuGet Packages: DevExpress.RichEdit.Core, DevExpress.Win.Navigation


string GetRtfText(
    DocumentRange range,
    RtfDocumentExporterOptions options


Name Type Description
range DocumentRange

A DocumentRange object representing a text range in the document.

options RtfDocumentExporterOptions

An RtfDocumentExporterOptions instance providing options for export.


Type Description

A string of RTF text.


If you operate with a selection range, the GetRtfText method should be enclosed within a DocumentRange.BeginUpdateDocument - DocumentRange.EndUpdateDocument method pair. Otherwise, an incorrect document model might be selected, resulting in an exception “Error: specified document position or range belongs to other document or subdocument” being thrown.

To retrieve the section settings, make sure that the range contains the section’s last paragraph. Otherwise, the section settings are reset to the default.


This code snippet illustrates how to export the selected range to the string in RTF format.

View Example

if (this.richEditControl.Document.Selection.Length > 0) {
    DevExpress.XtraRichEdit.API.Native.DocumentRange selection = richEditControl.Document.Selection;
    DevExpress.XtraRichEdit.API.Native.SubDocument doc = selection.BeginUpdateDocument();
    rtfText = doc.GetRtfText(selection);
else {
    rtfText = richEditControl.Document.GetRtfText(richEditControl.Document.Range);
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