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ContentControl Members

An individual content control. Content controls are bounded and potentially labeled regions in a document that serve as containers for specific types of content. Individual content controls may contain contents such as dates, lists, or paragraphs of formatted text. The ContentControl object is a member of the ContentControls collection.

The ContentControl type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public method Copy Copies the content control from the active document to the Clipboard.
Public method Cut Removes the content control from the active document and moves the content control to the Clipboard.
Public method Delete Deletes the specified content control and the contents of the content control.
Public method SetCheckedSymbol Sets the symbol used to represent the checked state of a check box content control.
Public method SetPlaceholderText Sets the placeholder text that displays in the content control until a user enters their own text.
Public method SetUncheckedSymbol Sets the symbol used to represent the unchecked state of a check box content control.
Public method Ungroup Removes a group content control from a document so that its child content controls are no longer nested and can be freely edited.
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  NameDescription
Public property Application Returns an _Application object that represents the Microsoft Word application.
Public property BuildingBlockCategory Returns or sets the category for a building block content control. Read/write.
Public property BuildingBlockType Returns or sets the type of building block for a building block content control. Read/write.
Public property Checked Gets or sets the current state (checked/unchecked) for a check box.
Public property Creator Returns a 32-bit integer that indicates the application in which the add-in was created. Read-only.
Public property DateCalendarType Returns or sets the calendar type for a calendar content control. Read/write.
Public property DateDisplayFormat Returns or sets the format in which dates are displayed. Read/write.
Public property DateDisplayLocale Returns a the language format for the date displayed in a date content control. Read/write.
Public property DateStorageFormat Returns or sets the format for storage and retrieval of dates when a date content control is bound to the XML data store of the active document. Read/write.
Public property DefaultTextStyle Returns or sets the name of the character style to use to format text in a text content control. Read/write.
Public property DropdownListEntries Returns the items in a drop-down list content control or in a combo box content control. Read-only.
Public property ID Returns the identification for a content control. Read-only.
Public property LockContentControl Returns or sets a Boolean that represents whether the user can delete a content control from the active document. Read/write.
Public property LockContents Returns or sets a Boolean that represents whether the user can edit the contents of a content control. Read/write.
Public property MultiLine Returns a Boolean that represents whether a text content control allows multiple lines of text. Read/write.
Public property Parent Returns an that represents the parent object of the specified ContentControl object.
Public property ParentContentControl Returns the parent content control for a content control that is nested inside a rich-text control or group control. Read-only.
Public property PlaceholderText Returns a BuildingBlock object that represents the placeholder text for a content control. Read-only.
Public property Range Returns a Range that represents the contents of the content control in the active document. Read-only.
Public property ShowingPlaceholderText Returns a Boolean that indicates whether the placeholder text for the content control is displayed. Read-only.
Public property Tag Returns or sets a value to identify a content control. Read/write.
Public property Temporary Returns or sets a Boolean that represents whether to remove a content control from the active document when the user edits the contents of the control. Read/write.
Public property Title Returns or sets the title for a content control. Read/write.
Public property Type Returns or sets the type for a content control. Read/write.
Public property XMLMapping Returns the mapping of a content control to XML data in the data store of a document. Read-only.
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