DocumentProperty

DocumentProperty class

Represents a custom or built-in document property.

To learn more, visit the Work with Document Properties documentation article.

public class DocumentProperty

Properties

Name Description
IsLinkToContent { get; } Shows whether this property is linked to content or not.
LinkSource { get; } Gets the source of a linked custom document property.
Name { get; } Returns the name of the property.
Type { get; } Gets the data type of the property.
Value { get; set; } Gets or sets the value of the property.

Methods

Name Description
ToBool() Returns the property value as bool.
ToByteArray() Returns the property value as byte array.
ToDateTime() Returns the property value as DateTime in UTC.
ToDouble() Returns the property value as double.
ToInt() Returns the property value as integer.
override ToString() Returns the property value as a string formatted according to the current locale.

Examples

Shows how to work with built-in document properties.

Document doc = new Document(MyDir + "Properties.docx");

// The "Document" object contains some of its metadata in its members.
Console.WriteLine($"Document filename:\n\t \"{doc.OriginalFileName}\"");

// The document also stores metadata in its built-in properties.
// Each built-in property is a member of the document's "BuiltInDocumentProperties" object.
Console.WriteLine("Built-in Properties:");
foreach (DocumentProperty docProperty in doc.BuiltInDocumentProperties)
{
    Console.WriteLine(docProperty.Name);
    Console.WriteLine($"\tType:\t{docProperty.Type}");

    // Some properties may store multiple values.
    if (docProperty.Value is ICollection<object>)
    {
        foreach (object value in docProperty.Value as ICollection<object>)
            Console.WriteLine($"\tValue:\t\"{value}\"");
    }
    else
    {
        Console.WriteLine($"\tValue:\t\"{docProperty.Value}\"");
    }
}

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