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CharacterStyle.LinkedStyle Property

Gets or sets the linked style for the current style.

Namespace:DevExpress.XtraRichEdit.API.Native
Assembly:DevExpress.RichEdit.v17.2.Core.dll

Expanded Syntax

Property value

Type: ParagraphStyle
A ParagraphStyle object representing a paragraph style linked to a current style

Expanded Remarks

A linked style can act as a paragraph style or a character style, depending on the range to which it is applied.

If a linked style is applied to a selection which does not include an entire paragraph, the selected text is formatted with the character formatting settings of the linked styles.

If a selection includes an entire paragraph, both character and paragraph formatting settings are applied.

If a selection is just a caret position and contains no characters, the linked style behaves like a paragraph style.

You should specify the LinkedStyle property only once, for one of the linked styles.

Note

Assigning a style via the LinkedStyle property results in overwriting the corresponding settings of the style to which the style becomes linked. So you are advised to link styles first, and specify their settings afterwards.

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A complete sample project is available in the DevExpress Code Examples database at http://www.devexpress.com/example=E5219.

The following code snippet demonstrates how to create linked styles.

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