StyleLink Class

Numbering Style Definition.When the object is serialized out as xml, its qualified name is w:styleLink.

Inheritance Hierarchy


Namespace:  DocumentFormat.OpenXml.Wordprocessing
Assembly:  DocumentFormat.OpenXml (in DocumentFormat.OpenXml.dll)


Public Class StyleLink _
    Inherits String253Type
Dim instance As StyleLink
public class StyleLink : String253Type


[ISO/IEC 29500-1 1st Edition]

17.9.28 styleLink (Numbering Style Definition)

This element specifies that the parent abstract numbering definition is the base numbering definition for the specified numbering style referenced in its val attribute.

If this element is omitted, or it references a style which does not exist, then this numbering definition shall not be the underlying properties for a numbering style.

[Note: Numbering styles are never directly referenced by paragraphs or runs in the document – instead, an abstract numbering definition specifies that it contains the underlying numbering information for a numbering style, and one or more numbering definition instances reference a numbering definition which inherits from it. The numbering style itself is just a friendly name on an abstract numbering definition. end note]

[Example: Consider the WordprocessingML fragment below, representing an abstract numbering definition which defines the properties for a numbering style:

  <w:abstractNum w:abstractNumId="5">
    <w:styleLink w:val="ExampleNumberingStyle" />
  <w:style w:type="numbering" w:styleId="ExampleNumberingStyle">
    <w:name w:val="ExampleNumberingStyle" />
        <w:numId w:val="6" />

The styleLink element specifies that the abstract numbering definition defines the properties for a numbering style whose styleId matches its val attribute, and is defined in the styles element of the WordprocessingML. end example]

Parent Elements

abstractNum (§17.9.1)



val (String Value)

Specifies that its contents contain a string.

The contents of this string are interpreted based on the context of the parent XML element.

[Example: Consider the following WordprocessingML fragment:

  <w:pStyle w:val="heading1" /> 

The value of the val attribute is the ID of the associated paragraph style's styleId.

However, consider the following fragment:

  <w:alias w:val="SDT Title Example" />

In this case, the decimal number in the val attribute is the caption of the parent structured document tag. In each case, the value is interpreted in the context of the parent element. end example]

The possible values for this attribute are defined by the ST_String simple type (§

[Note: The W3C XML Schema definition of this element’s content model (CT_String) is located in §A.1. end note]

© ISO/IEC29500: 2008.

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

See Also


StyleLink Members

DocumentFormat.OpenXml.Wordprocessing Namespace