Document.Deactivate Event


Occurs when the active document window loses focus.

event Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word.WindowEventHandler Deactivate;


The following code example displays a message when the document is deactivated. This example is for an application-level add-in.

private void DocumentDeactivate()
    Document vstoDoc = Globals.Factory.GetVstoObject(this.Application.ActiveDocument);
    vstoDoc.Deactivate += new Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word.WindowEventHandler(ThisDocument_Deactivate);

void ThisDocument_Deactivate(object sender, Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word.WindowEventArgs e)
    System.Windows.Forms.MessageBox.Show ("The document has been deactivated");
Private Sub DocumentDeactivate()
    Dim vstoDoc As Document = Globals.Factory.GetVstoObject(Me.Application.ActiveDocument)
    AddHandler vstoDoc.Deactivate, AddressOf ThisDocument_Deactivate
End Sub

Private Sub ThisDocument_Deactivate(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word.WindowEventArgs)
    System.Windows.Forms.MessageBox.Show("The document has been deactivated")
End Sub


The Deactivate event does not occur when you unload the document.

Applies to