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Workbook.BuiltinDocumentProperties Property

Gets a Microsoft.Office.Core.DocumentProperties collection that represents all the built-in document properties for the workbook.

Namespace: Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel
Assembly: Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel (in microsoft.office.tools.excel.dll)

public virtual Object BuiltinDocumentProperties { get; }

Property Value

A Microsoft.Office.Core.DocumentProperties collection that represents all the built-in document properties for the workbook.

This property returns the entire collection of built-in document properties. Use the Microsoft.Office.Core.DocumentProperties.Item(System.Object) property to return a single member of the collection (a Microsoft.Office.Core.DocumentProperty object) by specifying either the name of the property or the collection index (as a number).

You can refer to document properties either by index value or by name. The following list shows the available built-in document property names:

  • Title

  • Subject

  • Author

  • Keywords

  • Comments

  • Template

  • Last Author

  • Revision Number

  • Application Name

  • Last Print Date

  • Creation Date

  • Last Save Time

  • Total Editing Time

  • Number of Pages

  • Number of Words

  • Number of Characters

  • Security

  • Category

  • Format

  • Manager

  • Company

  • Number of Bytes

  • Number of Lines

  • Number of Paragraphs

  • Number of Slides

  • Number of Notes

  • Number of Hidden Slides

  • Number of Multimedia Clips

  • Hyperlink Base

  • Number of Characters (with spaces)

Container applications are not required to define values for every built-in document property. If Microsoft Office Excel does not define a value for one of the built-in document properties, reading the Value property for that document property throws an exception.

Use the CustomDocumentProperties property to return the collection of custom document properties.

The following code example uses the BuiltinDocumentProperties property to display all of the built-in document properties of the current workbook in column A of worksheet Sheet1.

private void DisplayBuiltinDocumentProperties()
{
    Office.DocumentProperties documentProperties1 =
        (Office.DocumentProperties)this.BuiltinDocumentProperties;

    if (documentProperties1 != null)
    {
        for (int i = 1; i <= documentProperties1.Count; i++)
        {
            Office.DocumentProperty dp = documentProperties1[i];
            Globals.Sheet1.Range["A" + i.ToString(), missing].Value2 =
                dp.Name;
        }
    }
}

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