CommentRangeStart

CommentRangeStart class

Denotes the start of a region of text that has a comment associated with it.

public sealed class CommentRangeStart : Node

Constructors

Name Description
CommentRangeStart(DocumentBase, int) Initializes a new instance of this class.

Properties

Name Description
CustomNodeId { get; set; } Specifies custom node identifier.
virtual Document { get; } Gets the document to which this node belongs.
Id { get; set; } Specifies the identifier of the comment to which this region is linked.
virtual IsComposite { get; } Returns true if this node can contain other nodes.
NextSibling { get; } Gets the node immediately following this node.
override NodeType { get; } Returns CommentRangeStart.
ParentNode { get; } Gets the immediate parent of this node.
PreviousSibling { get; } Gets the node immediately preceding this node.
Range { get; } Returns a Range object that represents the portion of a document that is contained in this node.

Methods

Name Description
override Accept(DocumentVisitor) Accepts a visitor.
Clone(bool) Creates a duplicate of the node.
GetAncestor(NodeType) Gets the first ancestor of the specified NodeType.
GetAncestor(Type) Gets the first ancestor of the specified object type.
virtual GetText() Gets the text of this node and of all its children.
NextPreOrder(Node) Gets next node according to the pre-order tree traversal algorithm.
PreviousPreOrder(Node) Gets the previous node according to the pre-order tree traversal algorithm.
Remove() Removes itself from the parent.
ToString(SaveFormat) Exports the content of the node into a string in the specified format.
ToString(SaveOptions) Exports the content of the node into a string using the specified save options.

Remarks

To create a comment anchored to a region of text, you need to create a Comment and then create CommentRangeStart and CommentRangeEnd and set their identifiers to the same Id value.

CommentRangeStart is an inline-level node and can only be a child of Paragraph.

Examples

Shows how print the contents of all comments and their comment ranges using a document visitor.

public void CreateCommentsAndPrintAllInfo()
{
    Document doc = new Document();

    Comment newComment = new Comment(doc)
    {
        Author = "VDeryushev",
        Initial = "VD",
        DateTime = DateTime.Now
    };

    newComment.SetText("Comment regarding text.");

    // Add text to the document, warp it in a comment range, and then add your comment.
    Paragraph para = doc.FirstSection.Body.FirstParagraph;
    para.AppendChild(new CommentRangeStart(doc, newComment.Id));
    para.AppendChild(new Run(doc, "Commented text."));
    para.AppendChild(new CommentRangeEnd(doc, newComment.Id));
    para.AppendChild(newComment); 

    // Add two replies to the comment.
    newComment.AddReply("John Doe", "JD", DateTime.Now, "New reply.");
    newComment.AddReply("John Doe", "JD", DateTime.Now, "Another reply.");

    PrintAllCommentInfo(doc.GetChildNodes(NodeType.Comment, true));
}

/// <summary>
/// Iterates over every top-level comment and prints its comment range, contents, and replies.
/// </summary>
private static void PrintAllCommentInfo(NodeCollection comments)
{
    CommentInfoPrinter commentVisitor = new CommentInfoPrinter();

    // Iterate over all top-level comments. Unlike reply-type comments, top-level comments have no ancestor.
    foreach (Comment comment in comments.Where(c => ((Comment)c).Ancestor == null))
    {
        // First, visit the start of the comment range.
        CommentRangeStart commentRangeStart = (CommentRangeStart)comment.PreviousSibling.PreviousSibling.PreviousSibling;
        commentRangeStart.Accept(commentVisitor);

        // Then, visit the comment, and any replies that it may have.
        comment.Accept(commentVisitor);

        foreach (Comment reply in comment.Replies)
            reply.Accept(commentVisitor);

        // Finally, visit the end of the comment range, and then print the visitor's text contents.
        CommentRangeEnd commentRangeEnd = (CommentRangeEnd)comment.PreviousSibling;
        commentRangeEnd.Accept(commentVisitor);

        Console.WriteLine(commentVisitor.GetText());
    }
}

/// <summary>
/// Prints information and contents of all comments and comment ranges encountered in the document.
/// </summary>
public class CommentInfoPrinter : DocumentVisitor
{
    public CommentInfoPrinter()
    {
        mBuilder = new StringBuilder();
        mVisitorIsInsideComment = false;
    }

    /// <summary>
    /// Gets the plain text of the document that was accumulated by the visitor.
    /// </summary>
    public string GetText()
    {
        return mBuilder.ToString();
    }

    /// <summary>
    /// Called when a Run node is encountered in the document.
    /// </summary>
    public override VisitorAction VisitRun(Run run)
    {
        if (mVisitorIsInsideComment) IndentAndAppendLine("[Run] \"" + run.Text + "\"");

        return VisitorAction.Continue;
    }

    /// <summary>
    /// Called when a CommentRangeStart node is encountered in the document.
    /// </summary>
    public override VisitorAction VisitCommentRangeStart(CommentRangeStart commentRangeStart)
    {
        IndentAndAppendLine("[Comment range start] ID: " + commentRangeStart.Id);
        mDocTraversalDepth++;
        mVisitorIsInsideComment = true;

        return VisitorAction.Continue;
    }

    /// <summary>
    /// Called when a CommentRangeEnd node is encountered in the document.
    /// </summary>
    public override VisitorAction VisitCommentRangeEnd(CommentRangeEnd commentRangeEnd)
    {
        mDocTraversalDepth--;
        IndentAndAppendLine("[Comment range end] ID: " + commentRangeEnd.Id + "\n");
        mVisitorIsInsideComment = false;

        return VisitorAction.Continue;
    }

    /// <summary>
    /// Called when a Comment node is encountered in the document.
    /// </summary>
    public override VisitorAction VisitCommentStart(Comment comment)
    {
        IndentAndAppendLine(
            $"[Comment start] For comment range ID {comment.Id}, By {comment.Author} on {comment.DateTime}");
        mDocTraversalDepth++;
        mVisitorIsInsideComment = true;

        return VisitorAction.Continue;
    }

    /// <summary>
    /// Called when the visiting of a Comment node is ended in the document.
    /// </summary>
    public override VisitorAction VisitCommentEnd(Comment comment)
    {
        mDocTraversalDepth--;
        IndentAndAppendLine("[Comment end]");
        mVisitorIsInsideComment = false;

        return VisitorAction.Continue;
    }

    /// <summary>
    /// Append a line to the StringBuilder and indent it depending on how deep the visitor is into the document tree.
    /// </summary>
    /// <param name="text"></param>
    private void IndentAndAppendLine(string text)
    {
        for (int i = 0; i < mDocTraversalDepth; i++)
        {
            mBuilder.Append("|  ");
        }

        mBuilder.AppendLine(text);
    }

    private bool mVisitorIsInsideComment;
    private int mDocTraversalDepth;
    private readonly StringBuilder mBuilder;
}

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