BuildingBlockType Object (Word)

Office 2013 and later

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Represents a type of building block. Each BuildingBlockType object is a member of the BuildingBlockTypes collection.

Microsoft Word uses types and categories to organize building blocks. Each building block type is represented by a WdBuildingBlockTypes constant. Use the Categories property to access categories for a specific building block type. The following example prints the type and category names of all the building blocks in the first template to the Immediate Window. (This example assumes that the Immediate Window is visible.)

Dim objTemplate As Template 
Dim objBBT As BuildingBlockType 
Dim objCat As Category 
Dim intCount As Integer 
Dim intCountCat As Integer 
Set objTemplate = Templates(1) 
For intCount = 1 To objTemplate.BuildingBlockTypes.Count 
 Set objBBT = objTemplate.BuildingBlockTypes(intCount) 
 If objBBT.Categories.Count > 0 Then 
 Debug.Print objBBT.Name 
 For intCountCat = 1 To objBBT.Categories.Count 
 Set objCat = objBBT.Categories(intCountCat) 
 Debug.Print vbTab & objCat.Name 
 End If 

For more information about building blocks, see Working with Building Blocks.