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ContentControl.BuildingBlockType Property

Office 2007
Returns or sets a WdBuildingBlockTypes constant that represents they type of building block for a building block content control. Read/write.

Version Information
 Version Added:  Word 2007



expression   An expression that returns a ContentControl object.


This property applies only to building block content controls and corresponds with the Gallery option in the Content Control Properties dialog box. You can set this property only for the following building block types:

  • Custom 1 through Custom 5
  • Autotext
  • Quick Parts
  • Custom Autotext
  • Custom Quick Parts
  • Equations


The following example creates a new building block content control and specifies the type of building block and the gallery.

Visual Basic for Applications
Dim objBB As ContentControl

Set objBB = Selection.ContentControls.Add(wdContentControlBuildingBlockGallery)

objBB.BuildingBlockType = wdTypeEquations
objBB.BuildingBlockCategory = "General"