How to make a public static method to be able to color part of ta ext in a wpf richTextBox ?

Chocolade 516 Reputation points

In MainWindow.xaml.cs i used this way to color part of a text each time i needed :

TextRange rangeOfText1 = new TextRange(RichTextBoxLogger.Document.ContentEnd, RichTextBoxLogger.Document.ContentEnd);  
rangeOfText1.Text = "\rWatch Event Ended At : " + DateTime.Now.ToString();  
rangeOfText1.ApplyPropertyValue(TextElement.ForegroundProperty, Brushes.Red);  
rangeOfText1.ApplyPropertyValue(TextElement.FontWeightProperty, FontWeights.Bold);  

If for example in the rcihTextBox next time i will add a line and in the line the word "Watch" or the string "\rWatch Event Ended At : " + DateTime.Now.ToString(); will be in it it will color the line to Red.

but what i'm trying to do is instead writing all this code each time to color a different line that will add to the richTextBox using AppendText to make some easier method.

This is a new class i created with a method i want to use in the MainWindow.xaml.cs

using System;  
using System.Collections.Generic;  
using System.Linq;  
using System.Text;  
using System.Text.RegularExpressions;  
using System.Threading.Tasks;  
using System.Windows.Controls;  
using System.Windows.Documents;  
using System.Windows.Media;  
namespace WPF_File_System_WAtcher  
    class ColorRichTextBoxText  
        public static void HighlightText(RichTextBox rtb, string textToColor, Color color)  
            TextRange rangeOfText1 = new TextRange(rtb.Document.ContentEnd, rtb.Document.ContentEnd);  
            rangeOfText1.Text = textToColor;  
            rangeOfText1.ApplyPropertyValue(TextElement.ForegroundProperty, Brushes.Red);  
            rangeOfText1.ApplyPropertyValue(TextElement.FontWeightProperty, System.Windows.FontWeights.Bold);  

First i'm not sure if this is the right way to do it if this method is what i need and the second problem is how to use the Color so i can do something like :

private void Fsw_Deleted(object sender, FileSystemEventArgs e)  
            ColorRichTextBoxText.HighlightText(RichTextBoxLogger, "File Deleted At : "  
                + DateTime.Now.ToString(), Color.Red);  

So it will add a new line to the richTextBox in color red.
The problem is that in the MainWindow.xaml.cs i can't type Color.Red because i don't have System.Drawing in use and if i will use the System.Drawing it will mix with the Media.

I want to make it as much as easier to select a color. In windows forms it was easy just typing Color.Red.

The result in the end should be like this :


but using the method in the ColorRichTextBoxText class

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  1. Hui Liu-MSFT 47,336 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    For modifying the color of TextRange, you could try the following methods.

            <RichTextBox x:Name="c_richTextBox1"  Height="120" Width="400" Background="AliceBlue" >  
                        <Run>Paragraph 111111111111111111</Run>  
                        <Run>Paragraph 222222222222222222</Run>  
                        <Run>Paragraph 33333333333333333333333</Run>  
            <TextBox x:Name="Color" Text="{Binding MyColor,Mode=TwoWay,UpdateSourceTrigger=PropertyChanged}"  Height="40" Width="200" Background="LightSeaGreen"/>  
            <Button Content="setForeground"  Width="175" Click="c_setForegroundButton_Click"/>  
            <Button Content="clearForeground" Width="175" Click="c_clearForegroundButton_Click"/>  


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