Altium Designer Documentation


Created: July 27, 2015 | Updated: April 11, 2017
Now reading version 17.1. For the latest, read: DeleteCharacter for version 21
Applies to Altium Designer versions: 15.1, 16.0, 16.1, 17.0, 17.1, 18.0, 18.1, 19.0, 19.1, 20.0, 20.1 and 20.2

Parent page: TextEdit Commands

The following pre-packaged resource, derived from this base command, is available:

Applied Parameters: None


This command is used to delete a single character to the right of the cursor in the current document. If one or more characters in the document are selected, then the command will delete the selection.


Access to this command is made using the Delete keyboard shortcut only.


Simply position the text cursor at the required location in the document, to the left of the character to be deleted. After launching the command, the character to the right of this position will be removed. Using the command repeatedly will delete subsequent characters to the right of the original position.

If you have any text selected in the document, then launching the command will remove that selection.


  1. The deleted character(s) or selection can be restored using the Undo command.


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