TextEdit.Cut() Method

Moves the current selection in the text box to the Clipboard.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraEditors

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraEditors.v20.1.dll

Declaration

public void Cut()
Public Sub Cut

Remarks

The Cut method copies the selected text to the Clipboard while deleting it from the edit box. To copy the selection to the Clipboard without deleting, use the TextEdit.Copy method instead. Note that end-users can cut the selection using either the CTRL+X or SHIFT+DEL key combinations or using the built-in context menu. The Cut method is useful if you need to provide additional methods o cut the selected text.

Examples

The code below uses the TextEdit control. It provides ItemClick event handlers for BarItem objects that perform the Cut(), Copy(), and Paste() operations. This example requires that a TextEdit object named textEdit1 has been created.

using DevExpress.XtraEditors;

private void pasteBarButtonItem_ItemClick(object sender, DevExpress.XtraBars.ItemClickEventArgs e) {
    // Check if there is any text in the Clipboard to paste into the text editor.
    if (Clipboard.GetDataObject().GetDataPresent(DataFormats.Text)) {
        // Check if any text is selected in the text editor.
        if (textEdit1.SelectionLength > 0) {
            // Ask the user if they want to paste over the selected text.
            if (XtraMessageBox.Show("Do you want to paste over current selection?", "Paste", MessageBoxButtons.YesNo) == DialogResult.No)
                // Move selection to the point after the current selection and paste.
                textEdit1.SelectionStart = textEdit1.SelectionStart + textEdit1.SelectionLength;
        }
        // Paste the text into the text editor.
        textEdit1.Paste();
    }
}

private void cutBarButtonItem_ItemClick(object sender, DevExpress.XtraBars.ItemClickEventArgs e) {
    // Check if any text is selected in the text editor.   
    if (textEdit1.SelectedText.Length > 0)
        // Cut the selected text into the Clipboard.
        textEdit1.Cut();
}

private void copyBarButtonItem_ItemClick(object sender, DevExpress.XtraBars.ItemClickEventArgs e) {
    // Check if any text is selected in the text editor.   
    if (textEdit1.SelectionLength > 0)
        // Copy the selected text into the Clipboard.
        textEdit1.Copy();
}
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