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Document Properties Dialog

The Document Properties dialog enables end-users to view and modify document metadata accessible with the Document.DocumentProperties and Document.CustomProperties properties.

End-users can invoke this dialog by clicking Document Properties on the Home ribbon tab. Refer to the How to: Create a Simple Word Processor with a Ribbon UI topic for details on how to provide the Ribbon UI for the RichEditControl. Executing the ShowDocumentPropertiesFormCommand command invokes this dialog as well.

Before a dialog is shown, the RichEditControl.DocumentPropertiesFormShowing event occurs.

The dialog contains the following tabs:

  1. General
  2. Summary
  3. Statistics
  4. Custom

Expanded General

The General tab allows end-users to view properties of the document file.

Expanded Summary

The Summary tab allows end-users to edit several built-in document properties.

Expanded Statistics

The Statistics tab allows end-users to view certain document properties.

Expanded Custom

The Custom tab allows end-users to add and edit custom document properties.

Custom properties are contained in the Document.CustomProperties collection. To insert a custom property value in the document, insert the DOCVARIABLE field and handle the RichEditControl.CalculateDocumentVariable event. In the event handler, obtain a custom property value and assign it to the CalculateDocumentVariableEventArgs.Value property.

Dialog Field


Name A string used to retrieve a property from the Document.CustomProperties collection. The DocumentCustomProperties.Names property enables you to iterate over custom property names in a document.
Type The type of the custom property for display in the dialog. The DocumentCustomProperties.Item property returns the value of a custom property as a System.Object type and you can use the Object.GetType() method to determine its value type.
Value Use the DocumentCustomProperties.Item property to obtain a custom property value.
Link to content When checked, the Value field specifies a name of the bookmark whose content is extracted to set the value of a custom property. Assign a Bookmark object instead of any value to the custom document property using the DocumentCustomProperties.Item member to create a link to bookmark.
Properties A list of all DocumentCustomProperties.

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