CustomProperties Object (Word)

A collection of CustomProperty objects that represents the properties related to a smart tag. The CustomProperties collection includes all the smart tag custom properties in a document.

Use the Properties property to return a single CustomProperties object. Use the Add method of the CustomProperties object with to create a custom property from within a Microsoft Word Visual Basic for Applications project. This example creates a new property for the first smart tag in the active document and displays the XML code used for the tag.

Sub AddProps() 
 With ActiveDocument.SmartTags(1) 
 .Properties.Add Name:="President", Value:=True 
 MsgBox "The XML code is " & .XML 
 End With 
End Sub

Use Properties(Index) to return a single property for a smart tag, where Index is the number of the property. This example displays the name and value of the first property of the first smart tag in the current document.

Sub ReturnProps() 
 With ActiveDocument.SmartTags(1).Properties(1) 
 MsgBox "The Smart Tag name is: " & .Name & vbLf & .Value 
 End With 
End Sub

Use the Count property to return the number of custom properties for a smart tag. This example loops through all the smart tags in the current document and then lists in a new document the name and value of the custom properties for all smart tags that have custom properties.

Sub SmartTagsProps() 
 Dim docNew As Document 
 Dim stgTag As SmartTag 
 Dim stgProp As CustomProperty 
 Dim intTag As Integer 
 Dim intProp As Integer 
 Set docNew = Documents.Add 
 'Create heading info in new document 
 With docNew.Content 
 .InsertAfter "Name" & vbTab & "Value" 
 End With 
 'Loop through smart tags in current document 
 For intTag = 1 To ActiveDocument.SmartTags.Count 
 With ActiveDocument.SmartTags(intTag) 
 'Verify that the custom properties 
 'for smart tags is greater than zero 
 If .Properties.Count > 0 Then 
 'Loop through the custom properties 
 For intProp = 1 To .Properties.Count 
 'Add custom property name to new document 
 docNew.Content.InsertAfter .Properties(intProp) _ 
 .Name & vbTab & .Properties(intProp).Value 
 'Display message if there are no custom properties 
 MsgBox "There are no custom properties for the " & _ 
 "smart tags in your document." 
 End If 
 End With 
 'Convert the content in the new document into a table 
 Selection.ConvertToTable Separator:=wdSeparateByTabs, NumColumns:=2 
End Sub
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