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SubDocument.InsertDocumentContent(DocumentPosition, DocumentRange, InsertOptions) Method

Inserts content from the specified range in the current document at the specified position.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraRichEdit.API.Native

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

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


DocumentRange InsertDocumentContent(
    DocumentPosition pos,
    DocumentRange range,
    InsertOptions insertOptions


Name Type Description
pos DocumentPosition

A DocumentPosition specifying the position in the current document, after which content is inserted.

range DocumentRange

A DocumentRange representing the source range for insertion.

insertOptions InsertOptions

An InsertOptions enumeration value, specifying how destination formatting is applied to inserted content in certain cases.


Type Description

A DocumentRange representing the document range with inserted content.


The InsertDocumentContent method inserts the specified document range at the specified position of the main document.

Specify the insertOptions parameter to define how formatting is applied to the formatted text inserted into a document. Refer to the InsertOptions enumeration description for information on how formatting is applied to the pasted document elements depending on the property value.

The inserted text starts with a new paragraph and preserves formatting. It is inserted into an existing section and gets all section details (header, footer, page and print layout).

When the content being inserted is divided into sections, the inserted and destination sections interact as follows:

  • If the content is inserted into an empty document, all inserted section properties are retained.
  • If the content is inserted into a document divided into sections, all but the last inserted sections retain their parameters. The last section takes on the destination section’s options.
  • If the content is inserted after a section break, both destination and inserted sections retain their properties.

If the content is copied without section properties (the last section’s paragraph is not included), the destination section’s settings stay intact after insertion.

If the text being inserted contains document styles which are not present in the current document, the styles are copied to the resulting document.

If the document whose content is being inserted contains floating objects, such as pictures or text boxes, they are inserted into the corresponding positions in a newly created range. The Shape.Range property of a floating object determines whether it falls within the range being inserted and will therefore be added to the resulting document.

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