BuildingBlockGalleryContentControl Interface

Represents a gallery of document building blocks that users can insert into a document.

Namespace:  Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word
Assembly:  Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word (in Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word.dll)

Syntax

'Declaration
<GuidAttribute("d8d887a2-69fe-4a86-a8dd-352003dc0e7e")> _
Public Interface BuildingBlockGalleryContentControl _
    Inherits ContentControlBase, IBindableComponent, IComponent, IDisposable,  _
    ISupportInitialize
[GuidAttribute("d8d887a2-69fe-4a86-a8dd-352003dc0e7e")]
public interface BuildingBlockGalleryContentControl : ContentControlBase, 
    IBindableComponent, IComponent, IDisposable, ISupportInitialize

The BuildingBlockGalleryContentControl type exposes the following members.

Properties

  Name Description
Public property Application Gets a Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word.Application that represents the current instance of Microsoft Office Word.
Public property BindingContext Gets or sets the collection of currency managers for the IBindableComponent. (Inherited from IBindableComponent.)
Public property BuildingBlockCategory Gets or sets the category of the building blocks that are displayed in the BuildingBlockGalleryContentControl.
Public property BuildingBlockType Gets or sets the type of the building blocks that are displayed in the BuildingBlockGalleryContentControl.
Public property Container Infrastructure. (Inherited from ContentControlBase.)
Public property ContainerComponent Infrastructure. (Inherited from ContentControlBase.)
Public property Creator Gets a 32-bit integer that indicates the application in which the BuildingBlockGalleryContentControl was created.
Public property DataBindings Gets the collection of data-binding objects for this IBindableComponent. (Inherited from IBindableComponent.)
Public property DefaultDataSourceUpdateMode Gets or sets the default DataSourceUpdateMode for the ContentControlBase. (Inherited from ContentControlBase.)
Public property DefaultTextStyle Gets the name of the character style to use to format text in the BuildingBlockGalleryContentControl.
Public property ID Gets a unique number that identifies the content control. (Inherited from ContentControlBase.)
Public property InnerObject Gets the underlying Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word.ContentControl object for the Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word.ContentControlBase. (Inherited from ContentControlBase.)
Public property LockContentControl Gets or sets a value that specifies whether the BuildingBlockGalleryContentControl can be deleted from the document.
Public property LockContents Gets or sets a value that specifies whether the contents of the BuildingBlockGalleryContentControl can be edited.
Public property Parent Gets the parent of the BuildingBlockGalleryContentControl.
Public property ParentContentControl Gets the parent content control of a BuildingBlockGalleryContentControl that is nested in another content control.
Public property PlaceholderText Gets or sets the text that is displayed in the BuildingBlockGalleryContentControl until the text is changed by a user action or some other operation.
Public property Range Gets a Range that represents the contents of the BuildingBlockGalleryContentControl.
Public property ShowingPlaceholderText Gets a value that indicates whether the BuildingBlockGalleryContentControl is currently displaying placeholder text.
Public property Site Gets or sets the ISite associated with the IComponent. (Inherited from IComponent.)
Public property Tag Gets or sets a string that you want to associate with the BuildingBlockGalleryContentControl.
Public property Temporary Gets or sets a value that specifies whether the BuildingBlockGalleryContentControl is automatically deleted from the document when the control is edited.
Public property Text Gets or sets the text in the BuildingBlockGalleryContentControl.
Public property Title Gets or sets the title of the BuildingBlockGalleryContentControl.

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Methods

  Name Description
Public method BeginInit Signals the object that initialization is starting. (Inherited from ISupportInitialize.)
Public method Copy Copies the BuildingBlockGalleryContentControl from the document to the Clipboard.
Public method Cut Removes the BuildingBlockGalleryContentControl from the document and adds it to the Clipboard.
Public method Delete Deletes a dynamically created content control from the document and removes it from the ControlCollection in the document. (Inherited from ContentControlBase.)
Public method Dispose Performs application-defined tasks associated with freeing, releasing, or resetting unmanaged resources. (Inherited from IDisposable.)
Public method EndInit Signals the object that initialization is complete. (Inherited from ISupportInitialize.)
Public method SetPlaceholderText Displays text that is in a Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word.BuildingBlock, a Range, or a string as the placeholder text in the BuildingBlockGalleryContentControl.

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Events

  Name Description
Public event Added Occurs after the content control is added to the document. (Inherited from ContentControlBase.)
Public event BindingContextChanged Occurs when the value of the BindingContext property of the ContentControlBase changes. (Inherited from ContentControlBase.)
Public event ContentUpdating Occurs just before Microsoft Office Word updates the text in the content control, if the content control is bound to a custom XML part. (Inherited from ContentControlBase.)
Public event Deleting Occurs just before the content control is deleted from the document. (Inherited from ContentControlBase.)
Public event Disposed Represents the method that handles the Disposed event of a component. (Inherited from IComponent.)
Public event Entering Occurs when the user clicks in the content control, or when the cursor is moved into the content control programmatically. (Inherited from ContentControlBase.)
Public event Exiting Occurs when the user clicks outside the content control, or when the cursor is moved outside the content control programmatically. (Inherited from ContentControlBase.)
Public event StoreUpdating Occurs just before Microsoft Office Word updates data in a custom XML part that is bound to the content control (that is, after the text in the content control changes). (Inherited from ContentControlBase.)
Public event Validated Occurs when the content control has been successfully validated. (Inherited from ContentControlBase.)
Public event Validating Occurs when the contents of the content control are being validated. (Inherited from ContentControlBase.)

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Remarks

A BuildingBlockGalleryContentControl displays a list of document building blocks that users can insert into a document. A document building block is a piece of content that has been created to be used multiple times, such as a common cover page, a formatted table, or a header. To choose the building blocks that you want to display, use the BuildingBlockCategory and BuildingBlockType properties.

For more information about document building blocks, see What's New for Developers in Word 2007.

Note

This interface is implemented by the Visual Studio Tools for Office runtime. It is not intended to be implemented in your code. For more information, see Visual Studio Tools for Office Runtime Overview.

Content Controls

The BuildingBlockGalleryContentControl is one of eight types of content controls that you can use to design documents and templates in Microsoft Office Word. Content controls have a user interface (UI) that has controlled input like a form. You can use content controls to prevent users from editing protected sections of the document or template, and you can also bind content controls to a data source. For more information, see Content Controls.

Usage

This documentation describes the version of this type that is used in Office projects that target the .NET Framework 4. In projects that target the .NET Framework 3.5, this type might have different members and the code examples provided for this type might not work. For documentation about this type in projects that target the .NET Framework 3.5, see the following reference section in the Visual Studio 2008 documentation: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=160658.

Examples

The following code example adds a new BuildingBlockGalleryContentControl to the beginning of the document. The BuildingBlockGalleryContentControl displays equation building blocks that are provided by Microsoft Office Word.

This version is for a document-level customization. To use this code, paste it into the ThisDocument class in your project, and call the AddBuildingBlockControlAtSelection method from the ThisDocument_Startup method.

Dim buildingBlockGalleryControl1 As Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word.BuildingBlockGalleryContentControl

Private Sub AddBuildingBlockGalleryControlAtSelection()
    Me.Paragraphs(1).Range.InsertParagraphBefore()
    Me.Paragraphs(1).Range.Select()
    buildingBlockGalleryControl1 = Me.Controls.AddBuildingBlockGalleryContentControl( _
        "buildingBlockGalleryControl1")
    With buildingBlockGalleryControl1
        .PlaceholderText = "Choose an equation"
        .BuildingBlockCategory = "Built-In"
        .BuildingBlockType = Word.WdBuildingBlockTypes.wdTypeEquations
    End With
End Sub
private Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word.BuildingBlockGalleryContentControl buildingBlockControl1;

private void AddBuildingBlockControlAtSelection()
{
    this.Paragraphs[1].Range.InsertParagraphBefore();
    this.Paragraphs[1].Range.Select();

    buildingBlockControl1 = this.Controls.AddBuildingBlockGalleryContentControl(
        "buildingBlockControl1");
    buildingBlockControl1.PlaceholderText = "Choose an equation";
    buildingBlockControl1.BuildingBlockCategory = "Built-In";
    buildingBlockControl1.BuildingBlockType = Word.WdBuildingBlockTypes.wdTypeEquations;
}

This version is for an application-level add-in. To use this code, paste it into the ThisAddIn class in your project, and call the AddBuildingBlockControlAtSelection method from the ThisAddIn_Startup method.

Dim buildingBlockGalleryControl1 As BuildingBlockGalleryContentControl

Private Sub AddBuildingBlockGalleryControlAtSelection()
    If Me.Application.ActiveDocument Is Nothing Then
        Return
    End If

    Dim vstoDoc As Document = Globals.Factory.GetVstoObject(Me.Application.ActiveDocument)
    vstoDoc.Paragraphs(1).Range.InsertParagraphBefore()
    vstoDoc.Paragraphs(1).Range.Select()
    buildingBlockGalleryControl1 = vstoDoc.Controls.AddBuildingBlockGalleryContentControl( _
        "buildingBlockGalleryControl1")
    With buildingBlockGalleryControl1
        .PlaceholderText = "Choose an equation"
        .BuildingBlockCategory = "Built-In"
        .BuildingBlockType = Word.WdBuildingBlockTypes.wdTypeEquations
    End With
End Sub
private Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word.BuildingBlockGalleryContentControl buildingBlockControl1;

private void AddBuildingBlockControlAtSelection()
{
    if (this.Application.ActiveDocument == null)
        return;

    Document vstoDoc = Globals.Factory.GetVstoObject(this.Application.ActiveDocument);
    vstoDoc.Paragraphs[1].Range.InsertParagraphBefore();
    vstoDoc.Paragraphs[1].Range.Select();

    buildingBlockControl1 = vstoDoc.Controls.AddBuildingBlockGalleryContentControl(
        "buildingBlockControl1");
    buildingBlockControl1.PlaceholderText = "Choose an equation";
    buildingBlockControl1.BuildingBlockCategory = "Built-In";
    buildingBlockControl1.BuildingBlockType = Word.WdBuildingBlockTypes.wdTypeEquations;
}

See Also

Reference

Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word Namespace

Other Resources

Content Controls

How to: Add Content Controls to Word Documents

How to: Protect Parts of Documents by Using Content Controls

Walkthrough: Creating a Template By Using Content Controls