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_Workbook.BuiltinDocumentProperties Property 

Returns a Microsoft.Office.Core.DocumentProperties collection that represents all the built-in document properties for the specified workbook. Read-only.

Namespace: Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel
Assembly: Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel (in

Dim _Workbook1 As _Workbook

Dim returnValue As Object
returnValue = _Workbook1.BuiltinDocumentProperties

object BuiltinDocumentProperties {get;}
public System.Object get_BuiltinDocumentProperties();
function get BuiltinDocumentProperties() : Object;

This property returns the entire collection of built-in document properties. Use the Microsoft.Office.Core.DocumentProperties.Item(System.Object) method to return a single member of the collection (a Microsoft.Office.Core.DocumentProperty object) by specifying either the name of the property or the collection index (as a number).

You can refer to document properties either by index value or by name. The following list shows the available built-in document property names:







Last Author

Revision Number

Application Name

Last Print Date

Creation Date

Last Save Time

Total Editing Time

Number of Pages

Number of Words

Number of Characters






Number of Bytes

Number of Lines

Number of Paragraphs

Number of Slides

Number of Notes

Number of Hidden Slides

Number of Multimedia Clips

Hyperlink Base

Number of Characters (with spaces)

Container applications aren’t required to define values for every built-in document property. If Microsoft Excel doesn’t define a value for one of the built-in document properties, reading the Microsoft.Office.Core.DocumentProperty.Value property for that document property causes an error.

The Item method is the default method for the DocumentProperties collection.

Use the CustomDocumentProperties property to return the collection of custom document properties.

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

Development Platforms

Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003, and Windows 2000

Target Platforms