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SmartTagBase.Expressions Property

Gets the collection of regular expressions that the smart tag will recognize.

Namespace:  Microsoft.Office.Tools
Assembly:  Microsoft.Office.Tools.Common (in Microsoft.Office.Tools.Common.dll)

RegexCollection Expressions { get; }

Property Value

Type: Microsoft.Office.Tools.RegexCollection
Gets a RegexCollection that contains the regular expressions that the smart tag will recognize.

Use the Add method to add a regular expression to the set of regular expressions that the smart tag will recognize.

The following code example creates a Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.SmartTag and then uses the Expressions property to add the regular expression "[I|i]ssue\s\d{5,6}" to the collection of regular expressions that the smart tag recognizes. This code example is part of a larger example provided for Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.Action.


private Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.Action displayAddress;

private void AddSmartTag()
{
    // Create the smart tag for .NET Framework 4 projects.
    Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.SmartTag smartTagDemo =
        Globals.Factory.CreateSmartTag(
            "www.microsoft.com/Demo#DemoSmartTag",
            "Demonstration Smart Tag");

    // For .NET Framework 3.5 projects, use the following code to create the smart tag.
    // Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.SmartTag smartTagDemo =
        // new Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.SmartTag(
        //     "www.microsoft.com/Demo#DemoSmartTag",
        //     "Demonstration Smart Tag");

    // Specify a term and an expression to recognize.
    smartTagDemo.Terms.Add("sale");
    smartTagDemo.Expressions.Add(
        new System.Text.RegularExpressions.Regex(
        @"[I|i]ssue\s\d{5,6}"));

    // Create the action for .NET Framework 4 projects.
    displayAddress = Globals.Factory.CreateAction("To be replaced");

    // For .NET Framework 3.5 projects, use the following code to create the action.
    // displayAddress = new Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.Action("To be replaced");

    // Add the action to the smart tag.
    smartTagDemo.Actions = new Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.Action[] { 
        displayAddress };

    // Add the smart tag.
    this.VstoSmartTags.Add(smartTagDemo);

    displayAddress.BeforeCaptionShow += new 
        Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.BeforeCaptionShowEventHandler(
        DisplayAddress_BeforeCaptionShow);

    displayAddress.Click += new 
        Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.ActionClickEventHandler(
        DisplayAddress_Click);
}


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