EditableRange.EditableRangeStart property

Gets the node that represents the start of the editable range.

public EditableRangeStart EditableRangeStart { get; }


Shows how to work with an editable range.

Document doc = new Document();
doc.Protect(ProtectionType.ReadOnly, "MyPassword");

DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
builder.Writeln("Hello world! Since we have set the document's protection level to read-only," +
                " we cannot edit this paragraph without the password.");

// Editable ranges allow us to leave parts of protected documents open for editing.
EditableRangeStart editableRangeStart = builder.StartEditableRange();
builder.Writeln("This paragraph is inside an editable range, and can be edited.");
EditableRangeEnd editableRangeEnd = builder.EndEditableRange();

// A well-formed editable range has a start node, and end node.
// These nodes have matching IDs and encompass editable nodes.
EditableRange editableRange = editableRangeStart.EditableRange;

Assert.AreEqual(editableRangeStart.Id, editableRange.Id);
Assert.AreEqual(editableRangeEnd.Id, editableRange.Id);

// Different parts of the editable range link to each other.
Assert.AreEqual(editableRangeStart.Id, editableRange.EditableRangeStart.Id);
Assert.AreEqual(editableRangeStart.Id, editableRangeEnd.EditableRangeStart.Id);
Assert.AreEqual(editableRange.Id, editableRangeStart.EditableRange.Id);
Assert.AreEqual(editableRangeEnd.Id, editableRange.EditableRangeEnd.Id);

// We can access the node types of each part like this. The editable range itself is not a node,
// but an entity which consists of a start, an end, and their enclosed contents.
Assert.AreEqual(NodeType.EditableRangeStart, editableRangeStart.NodeType);
Assert.AreEqual(NodeType.EditableRangeEnd, editableRangeEnd.NodeType);

builder.Writeln("This paragraph is outside the editable range, and cannot be edited.");

doc.Save(ArtifactsDir + "EditableRange.CreateAndRemove.docx");

// Remove an editable range. All the nodes that were inside the range will remain intact.

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