ISmartTagExtension Interface

Represents an extension of a smart tag in an Excel worksheet that is customized by using Office development tools in Visual Studio. The extension defines a custom recognizer for the smart tag.

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

Syntax

'Declaration
<GuidAttribute("baa275c5-e25c-49ba-87be-dbe0712f7eb1")> _
Public Interface ISmartTagExtension _
    Inherits IExtension
[GuidAttribute("baa275c5-e25c-49ba-87be-dbe0712f7eb1")]
public interface ISmartTagExtension : IExtension

The ISmartTagExtension type exposes the following members.

Properties

  Name Description
Public property ExtensionBase Gets the object that is being extended by this IExtension. (Inherited from IExtension.)

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Methods

  Name Description
Public method Recognize Searches text in the cell for recognized terms.

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Remarks

Implement the ISmartTagExtension interface if you want to control how Excel recognizes smart tags in worksheets. For more information, see Smart Tags Architecture and How to: Create Smart Tags With Custom Recognizers in Excel and .NET Framework 4.

Usage

This type is intended to be used only in projects for Excel 2007. Smart tags are deprecated in Excel 2010. For more information, see Smart Tags Overview.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to implement ISmartTagExtension to create your own smart tag recognizer. The example implements the Recognize method to recognize each smart tag term found in a cell. This example assumes that you have added a reference to Microsoft.Office.Interop.SmartTag from the .NET tab of the Add Reference dialog box.

Imports System
Imports System.Windows.Forms
Imports Microsoft.Office.Interop.SmartTag
Imports Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel

Public Class CustomSmartTag
    Implements ISmartTagExtension

    ' Declare the smart tag.
    Private smartTagDemo As Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.SmartTag

    ' Declare actions for this smart tag.
    WithEvents Action1 As Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.Action
    WithEvents Action2 As Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.Action

    Public Sub New()
        Me.smartTagDemo = Globals.Factory.CreateSmartTag(
            "http://www.contoso.com/Demo#DemoSmartTag", "Custom Smart Tag", Me)

        Action1 = Globals.Factory.CreateAction("Display property value")
        Action2 = Globals.Factory.CreateAction("Display smart tag details")

        smartTagDemo.Terms.AddRange(New String() {"sales", "organization"})
        smartTagDemo.Actions = New Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.Action() {Action1, Action2}
    End Sub

    Private Sub Recognize(ByVal text As String, 
        ByVal site As ISmartTagRecognizerSite, ByVal tokenList As ISmartTagTokenList, 
        ByVal context As SmartTagRecognizeContext) Implements ISmartTagExtension.Recognize

        ' Determine whether each smart tag term exists in the document text.
        Dim Term As String
        For Each Term In smartTagDemo.Terms

            ' Search the cell text for the first instance of 
            ' the current smart tag term.
            Dim index As Integer = context.CellText.IndexOf(Term, 0)

            If (index >= 0) Then

                ' Create a smart tag token and a property bag for the 
                ' recognized term.
                Dim propertyBag As ISmartTagProperties = site.GetNewPropertyBag()

                ' Write a new property value.
                Dim key As String = "Key1"
                propertyBag.Write(key, DateTime.Now)

                ' Attach the smart tag to the term in the document.
                context.PersistTag(propertyBag)

                ' This implementation only finds the first instance
                ' of a smart tag term in the cell. 
                Exit For
            End If
        Next
    End Sub

    ' This action displays the property value for the term.
    Private Sub Action1_Click(ByVal sender As Object,
        ByVal e As Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.ActionEventArgs) Handles Action1.Click

        Dim propertyBag As ISmartTagProperties = e.Properties
        Dim key As String = "Key1"
        MessageBox.Show("The corresponding value of " & key & " is: " &
            propertyBag.Read(key))
    End Sub

    ' This action displays smart tag details.
    Private Sub Action2_Click(ByVal sender As Object,
        ByVal e As Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.ActionEventArgs) Handles Action2.Click
        MessageBox.Show("The current smart tag caption is '" &
        smartTagDemo.Caption & "'. The current smart tag type is '" &
        smartTagDemo.SmartTagType & "'.")
    End Sub

    Public ReadOnly Property Base() As Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.SmartTag
        Get
            Return smartTagDemo
        End Get
    End Property

    Public ReadOnly Property ExtensionBase() As Object Implements ISmartTagExtension.ExtensionBase
        Get
            Return smartTagDemo
        End Get
    End Property
End Class
using System;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using Microsoft.Office.Interop.SmartTag;
using Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel;

namespace Trin_ExcelDerivedSmartTags4
{
    class CustomSmartTag : ISmartTagExtension
    {
        // Declare the smart tag.
        Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.SmartTag smartTagDemo;

        // Declare actions for this smart tag.
        private Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.Action Action1;
        private Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.Action Action2;

        public CustomSmartTag()
        {
            this.smartTagDemo = Globals.Factory.CreateSmartTag(
                "http://www.contoso.com/Demo#DemoSmartTag", "Custom Smart Tag", this);

            Action1 = Globals.Factory.CreateAction("Display property value");
            Action2 = Globals.Factory.CreateAction("Display smart tag details");

            smartTagDemo.Terms.AddRange(new string[] { "sales", "organization" });
            smartTagDemo.Actions = new Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.Action[] { 
                Action1, Action2 };

            Action1.Click += new ActionClickEventHandler(Action1_Click);
            Action2.Click += new ActionClickEventHandler(Action2_Click);
        }

        void ISmartTagExtension.Recognize(string text, ISmartTagRecognizerSite site, 
            ISmartTagTokenList tokenList, SmartTagRecognizeContext context)
        {

            // Determine whether each smart tag term exists in the document text.
            foreach (string term in smartTagDemo.Terms)
            {
                // Search the cell text for the first instance of the current smart tag term.
                int index = context.CellText.IndexOf(term, 0);

                if (index >= 0)
                {
                    // Create a smart tag token and a property bag for the recognized term.
                    ISmartTagProperties propertyBag = site.GetNewPropertyBag();

                    // Write a new property value.                 
                    string key = "Key1";
                    propertyBag.Write(key, DateTime.Now.ToString());

                    // Attach the smart tag to the term in the document
                    context.PersistTag(propertyBag);

                    // This implementation only finds the first instance of a 
                    // smart tag term in the cell. 
                    break;
                }
            }
        }

        // This action displays the property value for the term.
        private void Action1_Click(object sender,
            Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.ActionEventArgs e)
        {
            ISmartTagProperties propertyBag = e.Properties;
            string key = "Key1";
            MessageBox.Show("The corresponding value of " + key +
                " is: " + propertyBag.get_Read(key));
        }

        // This action displays smart tag details.
        private void Action2_Click(object sender,
            Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.ActionEventArgs e)
        {
            MessageBox.Show("The current smart tag caption is '" +
                smartTagDemo.Caption + "'. The current smart tag type is '" +
                smartTagDemo.SmartTagType + "'.");
        }

        public Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.SmartTag Base
        {
            get { return smartTagDemo; }
        }

        public object ExtensionBase
        {
            get { return smartTagDemo; }
        }
    }

See Also

Reference

Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel Namespace

Other Resources

Smart Tags Architecture

How to: Create Smart Tags With Custom Recognizers in Excel and .NET Framework 4