TopLevelTables Property

Returns a Tables collection that represents the tables at the outermost nesting level in the current range or selection. Read-only.

Remarks

This method returns a collection containing only those tables at the outermost nesting level within the context of the current range or selection. These tables may not be at the outermost nesting level within the entire set of nested tables.

For information about returning a single member of a collection, see Returning an Object from a Collection .

Example

This example creates a new document, creates a nested table with three levels, and then fills the first cell of each table with its nesting level. The example selects the second column of the second-level table and then selects the first of the top-level tables in this selection. The innermost table is selected, even though it isn't a top-level table within the context of the entire set of nested tables.

Documents.Add
ActiveDocument.Tables.Add Selection.Range, _
    3, 3, wdWord9TableBehavior, wdAutoFitContent
With ActiveDocument.Tables(1).Range
    .Copy
    .Cells(1).Range.Text = .Cells(1).NestingLevel
    .Cells(5).Range.PasteAsNestedTable
    With .Cells(5).Tables(1).Range
        .Cells(1).Range.Text = .Cells(1).NestingLevel
        .Cells(5).Range.PasteAsNestedTable
        With .Cells(5).Tables(1).Range
            .Cells(1).Range.Text = _
                .Cells(1).NestingLevel
        End With
        .Columns(2).Select
        Selection.TopLevelTables(1).Select
    End With
End With

Applies to | Range Object | Selection Object

See Also | NestingLevel Property | PasteAsNestedTable Method