RunStyle Class

Defines the RunStyle Class.When the object is serialized out as xml, its qualified name is w:rStyle.

Inheritance Hierarchy


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


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


[ISO/IEC 29500-1 1st Edition] rStyle (Referenced Character Style)

This element specifies the style ID of the character style which shall be used to format the contents of this paragraph.

This formatting is applied at the following location in the style hierarchy:

  • Document defaults

  • Table styles

  • Numbering styles

  • Paragraph styles

  • Character styles (this element)

  • Direct Formatting

This means that all properties specified in the style element (§ with a styleId which corresponds to the value in this element's val attribute are applied to the run at the appropriate level in the hierarchy.

If this element is omitted, or it references a style which does not exist, then no character style shall be applied to the current paragraph. As well, this property is ignored if the run properties are part of a character style.

[Example: Consider the following WordprocessingML fragment:

  <w:pStyle w:val="TestCharacterStyle" />
  <w:b />
  <w:i />

This run specifies that it inherits all of the run properties specified by the paragraph style with a styleId of TestCharacterStyle, which then have any bold or italics settings overridden and set to be applied to the run. end example]

Parent Elements

rPr (§; rPr (§; rPr (§; rPr (§17.9.25); rPr (§; rPr (§; rPr (§; rPr (§; rPr (§; rPr (§



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


RunStyle Members

DocumentFormat.OpenXml.Wordprocessing Namespace