DocumentBuilder.CurrentNode property

Gets the node that is currently selected in this DocumentBuilder.

public Node CurrentNode { get; }


CurrentNode is a cursor of DocumentBuilder and points to a Node that is a direct child of a Paragraph. Any insert operations you perform using DocumentBuilder will insert before the CurrentNode.

When the current paragraph is empty or the cursor is positioned just before the end of a paragraph or structured document tag, CurrentNode returns null.


Shows how to move a document builder’s cursor to different nodes in a document.

Document doc = new Document();
DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);

// Create a valid bookmark, an entity that consists of nodes enclosed by a bookmark start node,
// and a bookmark end node. 
builder.Write("Bookmark contents.");

NodeCollection firstParagraphNodes = doc.FirstSection.Body.FirstParagraph.GetChildNodes(NodeType.Any, false);

Assert.AreEqual(NodeType.BookmarkStart, firstParagraphNodes[0].NodeType);
Assert.AreEqual(NodeType.Run, firstParagraphNodes[1].NodeType);
Assert.AreEqual("Bookmark contents.", firstParagraphNodes[1].GetText().Trim());
Assert.AreEqual(NodeType.BookmarkEnd, firstParagraphNodes[2].NodeType);

// The document builder's cursor is always ahead of the node that we last added with it.
// If the builder's cursor is at the end of the document, its current node will be null.
// The previous node is the bookmark end node that we last added.
// Adding new nodes with the builder will append them to the last node.

// If we wish to edit a different part of the document with the builder,
// we will need to bring its cursor to the node we wish to edit.

// Moving it to a bookmark will move it to the first node within the bookmark start and end nodes, the enclosed run.
Assert.AreEqual(firstParagraphNodes[1], builder.CurrentNode);

// We can also move the cursor to an individual node like this.
builder.MoveTo(doc.FirstSection.Body.FirstParagraph.GetChildNodes(NodeType.Any, false)[0]);

Assert.AreEqual(NodeType.BookmarkStart, builder.CurrentNode.NodeType);
Assert.AreEqual(doc.FirstSection.Body.FirstParagraph, builder.CurrentParagraph);

// We can use specific methods to move to the start/end of a document.




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