DocumentBuilder.MoveToParagraph method

Moves the cursor to a paragraph in the current section.

public void MoveToParagraph(int paragraphIndex, int characterIndex)
paragraphIndexInt32The index of the paragraph to move to.
characterIndexInt32The index of the character inside the paragraph. A negative value allows you to specify a position from the end of the paragraph. Use -1 to move to the end of the paragraph.


The navigation is performed inside the current story of the current section. That is, if you moved the cursor to the primary header of the first section, then paragraphIndex specified the index of the paragraph inside that header of that section.

When paragraphIndex is greater than or equal to 0, it specifies an index from the beginning of the section with 0 being the first paragraph. When paragraphIndex is less than 0, it specified an index from the end of the section with -1 being the last paragraph.


Shows how to move a builder’s cursor position to a specified paragraph.

Document doc = new Document(MyDir + "Paragraphs.docx");
ParagraphCollection paragraphs = doc.FirstSection.Body.Paragraphs;

Assert.AreEqual(22, paragraphs.Count);

// Create document builder to edit the document. The builder's cursor,
// which is the point where it will insert new nodes when we call its document construction methods,
// is currently at the beginning of the document.
DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);

Assert.AreEqual(0, paragraphs.IndexOf(builder.CurrentParagraph));

// Move that cursor to a different paragraph will place that cursor in front of that paragraph.
builder.MoveToParagraph(2, 0);
// Any new content that we add will be inserted at that point.
builder.Writeln("This is a new third paragraph. ");

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