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I am using
using Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word;
assembly in order to access the word files and do some stuff. I want to know is there any way that I can get the character position where the cursor is currently in.

What I have tried:

Below is the code I use

Object wordObject = null;
           Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word.Application word = null;
           Document document = null;

           try {
               wordObject = (Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word.Application)System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal.GetActiveObject("Word.Application");

               word = (Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word.Application)wordObject;
               word.Visible = false;
               word.ScreenUpdating = false;
               string fullPath = word.ActiveDocument.FullName;

               document = word.Documents.Open(fullPath);

               int count = document.Words.Count;
               for(int k = 1; k <= count; k++)
                   string text = document.Words[k].Text;

               if (document.Paragraphs.Count > 0)
                   var paragraph = document.Paragraphs.First;
                   var lastCharPos = paragraph.Range.Sentences.First.End - 1;
           catch(Exception ex)

here I get the last character position of the first paragraph. But I want to get the character position where the cursor is located at the moment. Thanks in advanced!
Updated 21-Jul-20 21:16pm
Member 11380386 18-Nov-19 23:32pm    
Nobody is there to fix this problem?

How to get the cursor position in microsoft.interop.word?

Your app openened a SECOND copy of the "active document" ... there is no meaningful cursor info.
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Dilan Shaminda 31-May-18 3:08am    
Could you please explain it more? How can I access the current active document?
Richard Deeming 31-May-18 13:10pm    
document = word.Documents.Open(fullPath);

document = word.ActiveDocument;

You'll probably also want to remove the call to word.Quit();, since you're attaching to an already-running instance of Word.
Hello you use this for get cursor position range
First must active document
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Dave Kreskowiak 22-Jul-20 10:24am    
I seriously doubt the OP is still looking for a solution 2 years later.

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