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GroupContentControl Interface

Represents a protected region of a document that users cannot edit or delete.

Namespace:  Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word
Assembly:  Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word (in Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word.dll)

[GuidAttribute("1fc77d35-6978-4dbc-a615-9ed8a8f728f5")]
public interface GroupContentControl : ContentControlBase, 
	IBindableComponent, IComponent, IDisposable, ISupportInitialize

The GroupContentControl type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public propertyApplicationGets a Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word.Application that represents the current instance of Microsoft Office Word.
Public propertyBindingContextGets or sets the collection of currency managers for the IBindableComponent. (Inherited from IBindableComponent.)
Public propertyContainerInfrastructure. (Inherited from ContentControlBase.)
Public propertyContainerComponentInfrastructure. (Inherited from ContentControlBase.)
Public propertyCreatorGets a 32-bit integer that indicates the application in which the GroupContentControl was created.
Public propertyDataBindingsGets the collection of data-binding objects for this IBindableComponent. (Inherited from IBindableComponent.)
Public propertyDefaultDataSourceUpdateModeGets or sets the default DataSourceUpdateMode for the ContentControlBase. (Inherited from ContentControlBase.)
Public propertyIDGets a unique number that identifies the content control. (Inherited from ContentControlBase.)
Public propertyInnerObjectGets the underlying Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word.ContentControl object for the Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word.ContentControlBase. (Inherited from ContentControlBase.)
Public propertyLockContentControlGets or sets a value that specifies whether the GroupContentControl can be deleted from the document.
Public propertyParentGets the parent of the GroupContentControl.
Public propertyParentContentControlGets the parent content control of a GroupContentControl that is nested in another content control.
Public propertyRangeGets a Range that represents the contents of the GroupContentControl.
Public propertySiteGets or sets the ISite associated with the IComponent. (Inherited from IComponent.)
Public propertyTagGets or sets a string that you want to associate with the GroupContentControl.
Public propertyTextGets the text in the GroupContentControl.
Public propertyTitleGets or sets the title of the GroupContentControl.
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  NameDescription
Public methodBeginInitSignals the object that initialization is starting. (Inherited from ISupportInitialize.)
Public methodCopyCopies the GroupContentControl from the document to the Clipboard.
Public methodCutRemoves the GroupContentControl from the document and adds it to the Clipboard.
Public methodDeleteDeletes a dynamically created content control from the document and removes it from the ControlCollection in the document. (Inherited from ContentControlBase.)
Public methodDisposePerforms application-defined tasks associated with freeing, releasing, or resetting unmanaged resources. (Inherited from IDisposable.)
Public methodEndInitSignals the object that initialization is complete. (Inherited from ISupportInitialize.)
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  NameDescription
Public eventAddedOccurs after the content control is added to the document. (Inherited from ContentControlBase.)
Public eventBindingContextChangedOccurs when the value of the BindingContext property of the ContentControlBase changes. (Inherited from ContentControlBase.)
Public eventContentUpdatingOccurs just before Microsoft Office Word updates the text in the content control, if the content control is bound to a custom XML part. (Inherited from ContentControlBase.)
Public eventDeletingOccurs just before the content control is deleted from the document. (Inherited from ContentControlBase.)
Public eventDisposedRepresents the method that handles the Disposed event of a component. (Inherited from IComponent.)
Public eventEnteringOccurs when the user clicks in the content control, or when the cursor is moved into the content control programmatically. (Inherited from ContentControlBase.)
Public eventExitingOccurs when the user clicks outside the content control, or when the cursor is moved outside the content control programmatically. (Inherited from ContentControlBase.)
Public eventStoreUpdatingOccurs just before Microsoft Office Word updates data in a custom XML part that is bound to the content control (that is, after the text in the content control changes). (Inherited from ContentControlBase.)
Public eventValidatedOccurs when the content control has been successfully validated. (Inherited from ContentControlBase.)
Public eventValidatingOccurs when the contents of the content control are being validated. (Inherited from ContentControlBase.)
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Use a GroupContentControl to define a protected region of a document that users cannot edit or delete. A GroupContentControl can contain any document items, such as text, tables, graphics, and even other content controls. A GroupContentControl provides no UI that is visible to the user. For more information about using a GroupContentControl to protect a part of a document, see Content Controls and How to: Protect Parts of Documents by Using Content Controls.

NoteNote

This interface is implemented by the Visual Studio Tools for Office runtime. It is not intended to be implemented in your code. For more information, see Visual Studio Tools for Office Runtime Overview.

Content Controls

The GroupContentControl is one of eight types of content controls that you can use to design documents and templates in Microsoft Office Word. Content controls have a user interface (UI) that has controlled input like a form. You can use content controls to prevent users from editing protected sections of the document or template, and you can also bind content controls to a data source. For more information, see Content Controls.

Usage

This documentation describes the version of this type that is used in Office projects that target the .NET Framework 4. In projects that target the .NET Framework 3.5, this type might have different members and the code examples provided for this type might not work. For documentation about this type in projects that target the .NET Framework 3.5, see the following reference section in the Visual Studio 2008 documentation: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=160658.

The following code example adds a new paragraph to the beginning of the document, and it creates a new GroupContentControl that contains this paragraph. The GroupContentControl prevents users from editing the text in the paragraph.

This version is for a document-level customization. To use this code, paste it into the ThisDocument class in your project, and call the AddGroupControlAtSelection method from the ThisDocument_Startup method.


private Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word.GroupContentControl groupControl1;

private void AddGroupControlAtSelection()
{
    this.Paragraphs[1].Range.InsertParagraphBefore();
    Word.Range range1 = this.Paragraphs[1].Range;
    range1.Text = "You cannot edit or change the formatting of text " +
        "in this paragraph, because this paragraph is in a GroupContentControl.";
    range1.Select();

    groupControl1 = this.Controls.AddGroupContentControl("groupControl1");
}


This version is for an application-level add-in. To use this code, paste it into the ThisAddIn class in your project, and call the AddGroupControlAtSelection method from the ThisAddIn_Startup method.


private Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word.GroupContentControl groupControl1;

private void AddGroupControlAtSelection()
{
    if (this.Application.ActiveDocument == null)
        return;

    Document vstoDoc = Globals.Factory.GetVstoObject(this.Application.ActiveDocument);
    vstoDoc.Paragraphs[1].Range.InsertParagraphBefore();
    Word.Range range1 = vstoDoc.Paragraphs[1].Range;
    range1.Text = "You cannot edit or change the formatting of text " +
        "in this paragraph, because this paragraph is in a GroupContentControl.";
    range1.Select();

    groupControl1 = vstoDoc.Controls.AddGroupContentControl("groupControl1");
}


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