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GroupContentControl Class (2007 System)

Updated: July 2008

Represents a protected region of a document that users cannot edit or delete.

Namespace:  Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word
Assembly:  Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word.v9.0 (in Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word.v9.0.dll)

[DefaultBindingPropertyAttribute("Text")]
[PermissionSetAttribute(SecurityAction.Demand, Name = "FullTrust")]
public sealed class GroupContentControl : ContentControlBase, 
	ISupportInitializeControl, ISupportInitialize

Use a GroupContentControl to define a protected region of a document that users cannot edit or delete. A GroupContentControl can contain any document items, such as text, tables, graphics, and even other content controls. A GroupContentControl provides no UI that is visible to the user. For more information about using a GroupContentControl to protect a part of a document, see Content Controls and How to: Protect Parts of Documents by Using Content Controls.

Content Controls

The GroupContentControl is one of 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.

The following code example adds a new paragraph to the beginning of the document, and it creates a new GroupContentControl that contains this paragraph. The GroupContentControl prevents users from editing the text in the paragraph.

This version is for a document-level customization. To use this code, paste it into the ThisDocument class in your project, and call the AddGroupControlAtSelection method from the ThisDocument_Startup method.

private Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word.GroupContentControl groupControl1;

private void AddGroupControlAtSelection()
{
    this.Paragraphs[1].Range.InsertParagraphBefore();
    Word.Range range1 = this.Paragraphs[1].Range;
    range1.Text = "You cannot edit or change the formatting of text " +
        "in this paragraph, because this paragraph is in a GroupContentControl.";
    range1.Select();

    groupControl1 = this.Controls.AddGroupContentControl("groupControl1");
}

This version is for an application-level add-in. To use this code, paste it into the ThisAddIn class in your project, and call the AddGroupControlAtSelection method from the ThisAddIn_Startup method.

private Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word.GroupContentControl groupControl1;

private void AddGroupControlAtSelection()
{
    if (this.Application.ActiveDocument == null)
        return;

    Document vstoDoc = this.Application.ActiveDocument.GetVstoObject();
    vstoDoc.Paragraphs[1].Range.InsertParagraphBefore();
    Word.Range range1 = vstoDoc.Paragraphs[1].Range;
    range1.Text = "You cannot edit or change the formatting of text " +
        "in this paragraph, because this paragraph is in a GroupContentControl.";
    range1.Select();

    groupControl1 = vstoDoc.Controls.AddGroupContentControl("groupControl1");
}

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

Date

History

Reason

July 2008

Added a version of the code example for an application-level add-in.

SP1 feature change.

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