LanguageDetected Property

Returns or sets a value that specifies whether Microsoft Word has detected the language of the specified text. Read/write Boolean.


expression Required. An expression that returns one of the objects in the Applies To list.


Check the LanguageID property for the results of any previous language detection.

The LanguageDetected property is set to True when the DetectLanguage method is called. To reevaluate the language of the specified text, you must first set the LanguageDetected property to False.

For more information about automatic language detection, see About automatic language detection .


This example checks the active document to determine the language it's written in and then displays the result.

With ActiveDocument
    If .LanguageDetected = True Then
        x = MsgBox("This document has already " _
            & "been checked. Do you want to check " _
            & "it again?", vbYesNo)
        If x = vbYes Then
            .LanguageDetected = False
        End If
    End If
    If .Range.LanguageID = wdEnglishUS Then
        MsgBox "This is a U.S. English document."
        MsgBox "This is not a U.S. English document."
    End If
End With

Applies to | Document Object | Range Object | Selection Object

See Also | DetectLanguage Method