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Field Structure

A Field is defined by a set of codes that instructs the RichEditControl to insert text and graphics into a document automatically. The data inserted into a document when the RichEditControl processes a field's codes is called the field result for that field. The process itself is called a field update.

A collection of fields in the document is accessible via the SubDocument.Fields property. A field consists of a Field.CodeRange containing codes, and a Field.ResultRange containing field results.

The code used to display information about a field within the RichEditControl (illustrated in the image above) is shown below. All spaces and special text symbols (formatting marks) can be displayed via the ToggleShowWhitespaceCommand (press CTRL+SHIFT+8).

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