PictureContentControl Interface

Represents a document region that displays an image.

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

Syntax

'Declaration
<GuidAttribute("51d2a6a8-eb22-448f-b239-2e8a3b86ea3e")> _
Public Interface PictureContentControl _
    Inherits ContentControlBase, IBindableComponent, IComponent, IDisposable,  _
    ISupportInitialize
[GuidAttribute("51d2a6a8-eb22-448f-b239-2e8a3b86ea3e")]
public interface PictureContentControl : ContentControlBase, 
    IBindableComponent, IComponent, IDisposable, ISupportInitialize

The PictureContentControl 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 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 PictureContentControl 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 ID Gets a unique number that identifies the content control. (Inherited from ContentControlBase.)
Public property Image Gets or sets the image that is displayed by the PictureContentControl.
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 PictureContentControl can be deleted from the document.
Public property LockContents Gets or sets a value that specifies whether the contents of the PictureContentControl can be edited.
Public property Parent Gets the parent of the PictureContentControl.
Public property ParentContentControl Gets the parent content control of a PictureContentControl that is nested in another content control.
Public property Range Gets a Range that represents the contents of the PictureContentControl.
Public property ShowInsertPictureIcon Gets or sets a value that specifies whether to display the UI that users can click to select an image to display in the control at run time.
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 PictureContentControl.
Public property Temporary Gets or sets a value that specifies whether the PictureContentControl is automatically deleted from the document when the control is edited.
Public property Title Gets or sets the title of the PictureContentControl.
Public property XMLMapping Gets an XMLMapping that represents the binding between the PictureContentControl and an element in a custom XML part.

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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 PictureContentControl from the document to the Clipboard.
Public method Cut Removes the PictureContentControl 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.)

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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 PictureContentControl displays an image. You can specify the image at design time or run time, or users can click this control to select an image to insert in the document.

To get or set the image, use the Image property. By default, users cannot change the image in the PictureContentControl at run time. If you want to enable users to choose the image to display in the control, set the ShowInsertPictureIcon property to true.

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 PictureContentControl 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 PictureContentControl to the beginning of the document. This example assumes that a file named picture.bmp exists in the %UserProfile%\My Documents folder (for Windows XP and earlier) or the %UserProfile%\Documents folder (for Windows Vista).

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

Dim pictureControl1 As Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word.PictureContentControl
Dim bitmap1 As System.Drawing.Bitmap

Private Sub AddPictureControlAtSelection()
    Me.Paragraphs(1).Range.InsertParagraphBefore()
    Me.Paragraphs(1).Range.Select()
    pictureControl1 = Me.Controls.AddPictureContentControl("pictureControl1")
    Dim imagePath As String = My.Computer.FileSystem.SpecialDirectories.MyDocuments & _
            "\picture.bmp"
    bitmap1 = New System.Drawing.Bitmap(imagePath, True)
    pictureControl1.Image = bitmap1
End Sub
private Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word.PictureContentControl pictureControl1;
private System.Drawing.Bitmap bitmap1;

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

    pictureControl1 = this.Controls.AddPictureContentControl("pictureControl1");

    string imagePath = System.Environment.GetFolderPath(
        Environment.SpecialFolder.MyDocuments) + "\\picture.bmp";
    bitmap1 = new System.Drawing.Bitmap(imagePath, true);
    pictureControl1.Image = bitmap1;
}

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 AddPictureControlAtSelection method from the ThisAddIn_Startup method.

Dim pictureControl1 As Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word.PictureContentControl
Dim bitmap1 As System.Drawing.Bitmap

Private Sub AddPictureControlAtSelection()
    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()
    pictureControl1 = vstoDoc.Controls.AddPictureContentControl("pictureControl1")
    Dim imagePath As String = My.Computer.FileSystem.SpecialDirectories.MyDocuments & _
            "\picture.bmp"
    bitmap1 = New System.Drawing.Bitmap(imagePath, True)
    pictureControl1.Image = bitmap1
End Sub
private Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word.PictureContentControl pictureControl1;
private System.Drawing.Bitmap bitmap1;

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

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

    pictureControl1 = vstoDoc.Controls.AddPictureContentControl("pictureControl1");

    string imagePath = System.Environment.GetFolderPath(
        Environment.SpecialFolder.MyDocuments) + "\\picture.bmp";
    bitmap1 = new System.Drawing.Bitmap(imagePath, true);
    pictureControl1.Image = bitmap1;
}

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

Walkthrough: Binding Content Controls to Custom XML Parts