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BuiltinDocumentProperties property
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_Workbook.BuiltinDocumentProperties property

Returns a 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 Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.dll)

Object BuiltinDocumentProperties { get; }

Property value

Type: System.Object

This property returns the entire collection of built-in document properties. Use the Item method to return a single member of the collection (a 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 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.

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