Authors class

Office 2013 and later

Authors. When the object is serialized out as xml, its qualified name is x:authors.

Namespace:  DocumentFormat.OpenXml.Spreadsheet
Assembly:  DocumentFormat.OpenXml (in DocumentFormat.OpenXml.dll)

public class Authors : OpenXmlCompositeElement

[ISO/IEC 29500-1 1st Edition]

authors (Authors)

This element is a container that holds a list of comment author names. There can be many comment authors per sheet, but each author name shall be unique per sheet. The information for each author is stored only once for that sheet, and comments refer to the author by zero based index.

Note that there can be multiple lists of authors per workbook since each sheet contains its own comments part, and each comments part defines a list of authors for comments on that sheet.

Parent Elements

comments (§18.7.6)

Child Elements


author (Author)


[Note: The W3C XML Schema definition of this element’s content model (CT_Authors) is located in §A.2. end note]

© ISO/IEC29500: 2008.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.