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ContentControl Members (Word)

An individual content control. Content controls are bounded and potentially labeled regions in a document that serve as containers for specific types of content. Individual content controls may contain contents such as dates, lists, or paragraphs of formatted text. The ContentControl object is a member of the ContentControls collection.

Name

Description

Copy

Copies the content control from the active document to the Clipboard.

Cut

Removes the content control from the active document and moves the content control to the Clipboard.

Delete

Deletes the specified content control and the contents of the content control.

SetCheckedSymbol

Sets the symbol used to represent the checked state of a check box content control.

SetPlaceholderText

Sets the placeholder text that displays in the content control until a user enters their own text.

SetUncheckedSymbol

Sets the symbol used to represent the unchecked state of a check box content control.

Ungroup

Removes a group content control from a document so that its child content controls are no longer nested and can be freely edited.

Name

Description

Application

Returns an Application object that represents the Microsoft Word application.

BuildingBlockCategory

Returns or sets a String that represents the category for a building block content control. Read/write.

BuildingBlockType

Returns or sets a WdBuildingBlockTypes constant that represents they type of building block for a building block content control. Read/write.

Checked

Returns or sets a Boolean that represents the current state (checked/unchecked) for a check box. Read/Write.

Creator

Returns a 32-bit integer that indicates the application in which the add-in was created. Read-only Long.

DateCalendarType

Returns or sets a WdCalendarType constant that represents the calendar type for a calendar content control. Read/write.

DateDisplayFormat

Returns or sets a String that represents the format in which dates are displayed. Read/write.

DateDisplayLocale

Returns a WdLanguageID that represents the language format for the date displayed in a date content control. Read/write.

DateStorageFormat

Returns or sets a WdContentControlDateStorageFormat that represents the format for storage and retrieval of dates when a date content control is bound to the XML data store of the active document. Read/write.

DefaultTextStyle

Returns or sets a Variant that represents the name of the character style to use to format text in a text content control. Read/write.

DropdownListEntries

Returns a ContentControlListEntries collection that represents the items in a drop-down list content control or in a combo box content control. Read-only.

ID

Returns a String that represents the identification for a content control. Read-only.

LockContentControl

Returns or sets a Boolean that represents whether the user can delete a content control from the active document. Read/write.

LockContents

Returns or sets a Boolean that represents whether the user can edit the contents of a content control. Read/write.

MultiLine

Returns a Boolean that represents whether a text content control allows multiple lines of text. Read/write.

Parent

Returns an Object that represents the parent object of the specified ContentControl object.

ParentContentControl

Returns a ContentControl that represents the parent content control for a content control that is nested inside a rich-text control or group control. Read-only.

PlaceholderText

Returns a BuildingBlock object that represents the placeholder text for a content control. Read-only.

Range

Returns a Range that represents the contents of the content control in the active document. Read-only.

ShowingPlaceholderText

Returns a Boolean that indicates whether the placeholder text for the content control is displayed. Read-only.

Tag

Returns or sets a String that represents a value to identify a content control. Read/write.

Temporary

Returns or sets a Boolean that represents whether to remove a content control from the active document when the user edits the contents of the control. Read/write.

Title

Returns or sets a String that represents the title for a content control. Read/write.

Type

Returns or sets a WdContentControlType that represents the type for a content control. Read/write.

XMLMapping

Returns an XMLMapping object that represents the mapping of a content control to XML data in the data store of a document. Read-only.

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