Changing TextBox Text as an Undo-able Action
TextBox class supports undoing the last action--inherited from
TextBoxBase. Normally the user does this by pressing the undo key (Ctrl-Z if your keyboard doesn't have a specific Undo key) or by selecting "Undo" from the context menu. The last action can also be undone programmatically by calling
TextBoxBase.Undo() (after calling
CanUndo() to see if
Undo() will work).
Changing the text in a
TextBox so that the change can be undone is not so obvious though. Changing the
Text property or the
SelectedText property is not undo-able. .NET 2.0 added
TextBox.Paste(String) (not inherited from
TextBoxBase, it's inherent to
TextBox) that replaces the currently selected text and is undoable. If you want to replace all the text while allowing the user to undo it, simply call
Paste(Sting). For example:
This side-effect, unfortunately, is not documented--which is why it "is not so obvious".