ServerDocument.RemoveCustomization Method

Visual Studio 2005

Removes the Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System customization from the document.

Namespace: Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.Runtime
Assembly: Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.Runtime (in

public static void RemoveCustomization (
	string documentPath



The full path of the document from which you want to remove the customization.

Exception typeCondition


The documentPath parameter is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) or empty or consists entirely of white space characters.


The file specified by documentPath does not exist.


The file specified by documentPath is read-only, or cannot be accessed.


The file specified by documentPath does not have a Visual Studio Tools for Office customization, or an error occurred while loading the manifest.

This method clears the application manifest and the cached data manifest, and removes any cached data from the document. For more information, see How to: Remove Managed Code Extensions from Documents.

The following code example uses the RemoveCustomization method to remove the customization from the specified document. The example first calls the IsCustomized method to determine whether the document has a Visual Studio Tools for Office customization. This example requires a reference to the Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.Runtime assembly, and an Imports (for Visual Basic) or using (for C#) statement for the Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.Runtime namespace at the top of your code file.

private static void Remove(string fileName)
    if (ServerDocument.IsCustomized(fileName))
        MessageBox.Show("The customization has been removed.");
        MessageBox.Show("The specified document is not " +

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