Category Category Category Interface


Represents an individual category of a building block type.

public interface class Category
public interface Category
Public Interface Category


Microsoft Office Word uses types and categories to organize building blocks. Each building block type is represented by a WdBuildingBlockTypes constant. Each category is a unique string that a user defines. Word comes with two categories already defined: "General" and "Custom"; you can create additional categories as you need.

Use the Type property to access the building block type associated with a specific category. Use the BuildingBlocks property to access the collection of building blocks for a category.

Use the Item(Object) method of the Categories collection to access an exising category; to create a new category, use the Add(String, WdBuildingBlockTypes, String, Range, Object, WdDocPartInsertOptions) method of the BuildingBlockEntries collection. Set the value of the Category parameter.

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


Application Application Application

Returns an _Application object that represents the Microsoft Word application.

BuildingBlocks BuildingBlocks BuildingBlocks

Returns the building blocks for a category. Read-only.

Creator Creator Creator

Returns a 32-bit integer that indicates the application in which the specified object was created. Read-only.

Index Index Index

Returns the position of an item in a collection. Read-only.

Name Name Name

Returns the name of the specified object. Read-only.

Parent Parent Parent

Returns the parent object of the specified Category object.

Type Type Type

Returns the type of building block for a building block category. Read-only.

Applies to