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How to: Programmatically Populate Word Tables with Document Properties

The following example creates a Microsoft Office Word table at the top of the document and populates it with the properties of the host document.

Applies to: The information in this topic applies to document-level projects and application-level projects for Word 2013 and Word 2010. For more information, see Features Available by Office Application and Project Type.

To create a table and populate it with document properties

  1. Set the range to the top of the document.

    object start = 0, end = 0; 
    Word.Range rng = this.Range(ref start, ref end); 
    
  2. Insert a title for the table and include paragraph marks.

    rng.InsertBefore("Document Statistics"); 
    rng.Font.Name = "Verdana"; 
    rng.Font.Size = 16; 
    rng.InsertParagraphAfter(); 
    rng.InsertParagraphAfter(); 
    rng.SetRange(rng.End, rng.End); 
    
  3. Add the table to the document at the range.

    rng.Tables.Add(this.Paragraphs[2].Range, 3, 2, ref missing, ref missing);
    
  4. Format the table and apply a style.

    Word.Table tbl = this.Tables[1];
    tbl.Range.Font.Size = 12; 
    tbl.Columns.DistributeWidth(); 
    
    object styleName = "Table Professional";
    tbl.set_Style(ref styleName); 
    
  5. Insert the document properties into cells.

    tbl.Cell(1, 1).Range.Text = "Document Property";
    tbl.Cell(1, 2).Range.Text = "Value";
    
    tbl.Cell(2, 1).Range.Text = "Subject";
    tbl.Cell(2, 2).Range.Text = ((Office.DocumentProperties)(this.BuiltInDocumentProperties))
        [Word.WdBuiltInProperty.wdPropertySubject].Value.ToString();
    
    tbl.Cell(3, 1).Range.Text = "Author";
    tbl.Cell(3, 2).Range.Text = ((Office.DocumentProperties)(this.BuiltInDocumentProperties))
        [Word.WdBuiltInProperty.wdPropertyAuthor].Value.ToString();
    

The following example shows the complete procedure. To use this code, run it from the ThisDocument class in your project.

private void CreateDocumentPropertyTable() 
{ 
    object start = 0, end = 0; 
    Word.Range rng = this.Range(ref start, ref end); 

    // Insert a title for the table and paragraph marks. 
    rng.InsertBefore("Document Statistics"); 
    rng.Font.Name = "Verdana"; 
    rng.Font.Size = 16; 
    rng.InsertParagraphAfter(); 
    rng.InsertParagraphAfter(); 
    rng.SetRange(rng.End, rng.End); 

    // Add the table.
    rng.Tables.Add(this.Paragraphs[2].Range, 3, 2, ref missing, ref missing);

    // Format the table and apply a style. 
    Word.Table tbl = this.Tables[1];
    tbl.Range.Font.Size = 12; 
    tbl.Columns.DistributeWidth(); 

    object styleName = "Table Professional";
    tbl.set_Style(ref styleName); 

    // Insert document properties into cells. 
    tbl.Cell(1, 1).Range.Text = "Document Property";
    tbl.Cell(1, 2).Range.Text = "Value";

    tbl.Cell(2, 1).Range.Text = "Subject";
    tbl.Cell(2, 2).Range.Text = ((Office.DocumentProperties)(this.BuiltInDocumentProperties))
        [Word.WdBuiltInProperty.wdPropertySubject].Value.ToString();

    tbl.Cell(3, 1).Range.Text = "Author";
    tbl.Cell(3, 2).Range.Text = ((Office.DocumentProperties)(this.BuiltInDocumentProperties))
        [Word.WdBuiltInProperty.wdPropertyAuthor].Value.ToString();
}

To create a table and populate it with document properties

  1. Set the range to the top of the document.

    object start = 0, end = 0;
    Word.Document document = this.Application.ActiveDocument;
    Word.Range rng = document.Range(ref start, ref end);
    
  2. Insert a title for the table and include paragraph marks.

    rng.InsertBefore("Document Statistics");
    rng.Font.Name = "Verdana";
    rng.Font.Size = 16;
    rng.InsertParagraphAfter();
    rng.InsertParagraphAfter();
    rng.SetRange(rng.End, rng.End);
    
  3. Add the table to the document at the range.

    rng.Tables.Add(document.Paragraphs[2].Range, 3, 2, ref missing, ref missing);
    
  4. Format the table and apply a style.

    Word.Table tbl = document.Tables[1];
    tbl.Range.Font.Size = 12;
    tbl.Columns.DistributeWidth();
    
    object styleName = "Table Professional";
    tbl.set_Style(ref styleName);
    
  5. Insert the document properties into cells.

    tbl.Cell(1, 1).Range.Text = "Document Property";
    tbl.Cell(1, 2).Range.Text = "Value";
    
    tbl.Cell(2, 1).Range.Text = "Subject";
    tbl.Cell(2, 2).Range.Text = ((Office.DocumentProperties)(document.BuiltInDocumentProperties))
        [Word.WdBuiltInProperty.wdPropertySubject].Value.ToString();
    
    tbl.Cell(3, 1).Range.Text = "Author";
    tbl.Cell(3, 2).Range.Text = ((Office.DocumentProperties)(document.BuiltInDocumentProperties))
        [Word.WdBuiltInProperty.wdPropertyAuthor].Value.ToString();
    

The following example shows the complete procedure. To use this code, run it from the ThisAddIn class in your project.

private void CreateDocumentPropertyTable()
{
    object start = 0, end = 0;
    Word.Document document = this.Application.ActiveDocument;
    Word.Range rng = document.Range(ref start, ref end);

    // Insert a title for the table and paragraph marks. 
    rng.InsertBefore("Document Statistics");
    rng.Font.Name = "Verdana";
    rng.Font.Size = 16;
    rng.InsertParagraphAfter();
    rng.InsertParagraphAfter();
    rng.SetRange(rng.End, rng.End);

    // Add the table.
    rng.Tables.Add(document.Paragraphs[2].Range, 3, 2, ref missing, ref missing);

    // Format the table and apply a style. 
    Word.Table tbl = document.Tables[1];
    tbl.Range.Font.Size = 12;
    tbl.Columns.DistributeWidth();

    object styleName = "Table Professional";
    tbl.set_Style(ref styleName);

    // Insert document properties into cells. 
    tbl.Cell(1, 1).Range.Text = "Document Property";
    tbl.Cell(1, 2).Range.Text = "Value";

    tbl.Cell(2, 1).Range.Text = "Subject";
    tbl.Cell(2, 2).Range.Text = ((Office.DocumentProperties)(document.BuiltInDocumentProperties))
        [Word.WdBuiltInProperty.wdPropertySubject].Value.ToString();

    tbl.Cell(3, 1).Range.Text = "Author";
    tbl.Cell(3, 2).Range.Text = ((Office.DocumentProperties)(document.BuiltInDocumentProperties))
        [Word.WdBuiltInProperty.wdPropertyAuthor].Value.ToString();
}
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