Word Smart Tags Sample


This sample runs only in Microsoft Office Word 2007.

This sample demonstrates how you can incorporate smart tags into a document-level solution for Word. For more information about smart tags in Visual Studio Tools for Office projects, see Smart Tags Overview.

This sample contains two smart tags. The first smart tag uses term-based recognition to convert airport codes to airport names. The second smart tag uses regular expressions to recognize and convert temperatures between Celsius and Fahrenheit.

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To run this sample

  1. Press F5.

  2. Move the pointer over text that is underlined, click the smart tag icon, and then click an action on the shortcut menu.

  3. Type a temperature in the Enter temperature to convert box, and then press ENTER.


  • How to add a smart tag to a document.

  • How to recognize string literals in a smart tag.

  • How to recognize regular expressions in a smart tag.

  • How to implement actions for a smart tag.

  • How to change the action menu item based on the recognized text.

See Also


How to: Add Smart Tags to Word Documents


Programming Document-Level Customizations

Word Document-Level Customization Development

Other Resources

Document-Level Samples