GroupContentControl Interface

Definition

Represents a protected region of a document that users cannot edit or delete.

[System.Runtime.InteropServices.Guid("1fc77d35-6978-4dbc-a615-9ed8a8f728f5")]
public interface GroupContentControl : IDisposable, Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word.ContentControlBase, System.ComponentModel.IComponent, System.ComponentModel.ISupportInitialize, System.Windows.Forms.IBindableComponent
Attributes
Implements

Examples

The following code example adds a new paragraph to the beginning of the document, and it creates a new GroupContentControl that contains this paragraph. The GroupContentControl prevents users from editing the text in the paragraph.

This version is for a document-level customization. To use this code, paste it into the ThisDocument class in your project, and call the AddGroupControlAtSelection method from the ThisDocument_Startup method.

private Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word.GroupContentControl groupControl1;

private void AddGroupControlAtSelection()
{
    this.Paragraphs[1].Range.InsertParagraphBefore();
    Word.Range range1 = this.Paragraphs[1].Range;
    range1.Text = "You cannot edit or change the formatting of text " +
        "in this paragraph, because this paragraph is in a GroupContentControl.";
    range1.Select();

    groupControl1 = this.Controls.AddGroupContentControl("groupControl1");
}
Dim groupControl1 As Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word.GroupContentControl

Private Sub AddGroupControlAtSelection()
    Me.Paragraphs(1).Range.InsertParagraphBefore()
    Me.Paragraphs(1).Range.Text = "You cannot edit or change the formatting of text " & _
            "in this paragraph, because this paragraph is in a GroupContentControl."
    Me.Paragraphs(1).Range.Select()
    groupControl1 = Me.Controls.AddGroupContentControl("groupControl1")
End Sub

This version is for an application-level add-in. To use this code, paste it into the ThisAddIn class in your project, and call the AddGroupControlAtSelection method from the ThisAddIn_Startup method.

private Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word.GroupContentControl groupControl1;

private void AddGroupControlAtSelection()
{
    if (this.Application.ActiveDocument == null)
        return;

    Document vstoDoc = Globals.Factory.GetVstoObject(this.Application.ActiveDocument);
    vstoDoc.Paragraphs[1].Range.InsertParagraphBefore();
    Word.Range range1 = vstoDoc.Paragraphs[1].Range;
    range1.Text = "You cannot edit or change the formatting of text " +
        "in this paragraph, because this paragraph is in a GroupContentControl.";
    range1.Select();

    groupControl1 = vstoDoc.Controls.AddGroupContentControl("groupControl1");
}
Dim groupControl1 As Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word.GroupContentControl

Private Sub AddGroupControlAtSelection()
    If Me.Application.ActiveDocument Is Nothing Then
        Return
    End If

    Dim vstoDoc As Document = Globals.Factory.GetVstoObject(Me.Application.ActiveDocument)
    vstoDoc.Paragraphs(1).Range.InsertParagraphBefore()
    vstoDoc.Paragraphs(1).Range.Text = "You cannot edit or change the formatting of text " & _
            "in this paragraph, because this paragraph is in a GroupContentControl."
    vstoDoc.Paragraphs(1).Range.Select()
    groupControl1 = vstoDoc.Controls.AddGroupContentControl("groupControl1")
End Sub

Remarks

Use a GroupContentControl to define a protected region of a document that users cannot edit or delete. A GroupContentControl can contain any document items, such as text, tables, graphics, and even other content controls. A GroupContentControl provides no UI that is visible to the user. For more information about using a GroupContentControl to protect a part of a document, see Content Controls and How to: Protect Parts of Documents by Using Content Controls.

Note

This interface is implemented by the Visual Studio Tools for Office runtime. It is not intended to be implemented in your code. For more information, see Visual Studio Tools for Office Runtime Overview.

Content Controls

The GroupContentControl is one of eight types of content controls that you can use to design documents and templates in Microsoft Office Word. Content controls have a user interface (UI) that has controlled input like a form. You can use content controls to prevent users from editing protected sections of the document or template, and you can also bind content controls to a data source. For more information, see Content Controls.

Usage

This documentation describes the version of this type that is used in Office projects that target the .NET Framework 4 or later. In projects that target the .NET Framework 3.5, this type might have different members and the code examples provided for this type might not work. For documentation about this type in projects that target the .NET Framework 3.5, see the following reference section in the Visual Studio 2008 documentation: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=160658.

Properties

Application

Gets a Application that represents the current instance of Microsoft Office Word.

Container Inherited from ContentControlBase
ContainerComponent Inherited from ContentControlBase
Creator

Gets a 32-bit integer that indicates the application in which the GroupContentControl was created.

DefaultDataSourceUpdateMode

Gets or sets the default DataSourceUpdateMode for the ContentControlBase.

(Inherited from ContentControlBase)
ID

Gets a unique number that identifies the content control.

(Inherited from ContentControlBase)
InnerObject

Gets the underlying ContentControl object for the ContentControlBase.

(Inherited from ContentControlBase)
LockContentControl

Gets or sets a value that specifies whether the GroupContentControl can be deleted from the document.

Parent

Gets the parent of the GroupContentControl.

ParentContentControl

Gets the parent content control of a GroupContentControl that is nested in another content control.

Range

Gets a Range that represents the contents of the GroupContentControl.

Tag

Gets or sets a string that you want to associate with the GroupContentControl.

Text

Gets the text in the GroupContentControl.

Title

Gets or sets the title of the GroupContentControl.

Methods

Copy()

Copies the GroupContentControl from the document to the Clipboard.

Cut()

Removes the GroupContentControl from the document and adds it to the Clipboard.

Delete(Boolean)

Deletes a dynamically created content control from the document and removes it from the ControlCollection in the document.

(Inherited from ContentControlBase)

Events

Added

Occurs after the content control is added to the document.

(Inherited from ContentControlBase)
BindingContextChanged

Occurs when the value of the BindingContext property of the ContentControlBase changes.

(Inherited from ContentControlBase)
ContentUpdating

Occurs just before Microsoft Office Word updates the text in the content control, if the content control is bound to a custom XML part.

(Inherited from ContentControlBase)
Deleting

Occurs just before the content control is deleted from the document.

(Inherited from ContentControlBase)
Entering

Occurs when the user clicks in the content control, or when the cursor is moved into the content control programmatically.

(Inherited from ContentControlBase)
Exiting

Occurs when the user clicks outside the content control, or when the cursor is moved outside the content control programmatically.

(Inherited from ContentControlBase)
StoreUpdating

Occurs just before Microsoft Office Word updates data in a custom XML part that is bound to the content control (that is, after the text in the content control changes).

(Inherited from ContentControlBase)
Validated

Occurs when the content control has been successfully validated.

(Inherited from ContentControlBase)
Validating

Occurs when the contents of the content control are being validated.

(Inherited from ContentControlBase)

Applies to