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ContentControlBase Interface

Provides the base interface for content controls in Word solutions created by using the Office development tools in Visual Studio.

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

public interface ContentControlBase : IBindableComponent, 
	IComponent, IDisposable, ISupportInitialize

The ContentControlBase type exposes the following members.

Public propertyBindingContextGets or sets the collection of currency managers for the IBindableComponent. (Inherited from IBindableComponent.)
Public propertyContainerInfrastructure.
Public propertyContainerComponentInfrastructure.
Public propertyDataBindingsGets the collection of data-binding objects for this IBindableComponent. (Inherited from IBindableComponent.)
Public propertyDefaultDataSourceUpdateModeGets or sets the default DataSourceUpdateMode for the ContentControlBase.
Public propertyIDGets a unique number that identifies the content control.
Public propertyInnerObjectGets the underlying Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word.ContentControl object for the Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word.ContentControlBase.
Public propertySiteGets or sets the ISite associated with the IComponent. (Inherited from IComponent.)

Public methodBeginInitSignals the object that initialization is starting. (Inherited from ISupportInitialize.)
Public methodDeleteDeletes a dynamically created content control from the document and removes it from the ControlCollection in the document.
Public methodDisposePerforms application-defined tasks associated with freeing, releasing, or resetting unmanaged resources. (Inherited from IDisposable.)
Public methodEndInitSignals the object that initialization is complete. (Inherited from ISupportInitialize.)

Public eventAddedOccurs after the content control is added to the document.
Public eventBindingContextChangedOccurs when the value of the BindingContext property of the ContentControlBase changes.
Public eventContentUpdatingOccurs just before Microsoft Office Word updates the text in the content control, if the content control is bound to a custom XML part.
Public eventDeletingOccurs just before the content control is deleted from the document.
Public eventDisposedRepresents the method that handles the Disposed event of a component. (Inherited from IComponent.)
Public eventEnteringOccurs when the user clicks in the content control, or when the cursor is moved into the content control programmatically.
Public eventExitingOccurs when the user clicks outside the content control, or when the cursor is moved outside the content control programmatically.
Public eventStoreUpdatingOccurs just before Microsoft Office Word updates data in a custom XML part that is bound to the content control (that is, after the text in the content control changes).
Public eventValidatedOccurs when the content control has been successfully validated.
Public eventValidatingOccurs when the contents of the content control are being validated.

The ContentControlBase interface defines members that are shared by all content controls. There are eight types of content controls that you can use to design documents and templates in Microsoft Office Word. Content controls have a user interface (UI) that has controlled input like a form. You can use content controls to prevent users from editing protected sections of the document or template, and you can also bind content controls to a data source. For more information, see Content Controls.


This interface is implemented by the Visual Studio Tools for Office runtime. It is not intended to be implemented in your code. For more information, see Visual Studio Tools for Office Runtime Overview.


This documentation describes the version of this type that is used in Office projects that target the .NET Framework 4. In projects that target the .NET Framework 3.5, this type might have different members and the code examples provided for this type might not work. For documentation about this type in projects that target the .NET Framework 3.5, see the following reference section in the Visual Studio 2008 documentation: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=160658.