Aspose::Words::Section class

Section class

Represents a single section in a document. To learn more, visit the Working with Sections documentation article.

class Section : public Aspose::Words::CompositeNode,
                public Aspose::Words::ISectionAttrSource


Accept(System::SharedPtr<Aspose::Words::DocumentVisitor>) overrideAccepts a visitor.
AcceptEnd(System::SharedPtr<Aspose::Words::DocumentVisitor>) override
AcceptStart(System::SharedPtr<Aspose::Words::DocumentVisitor>) override
AppendContent(const System::SharedPtr<Aspose::Words::Section>&)Inserts a copy of content of the source section at the end of this section.
ClearContent()Clears the section.
ClearHeadersFooters()Clears the headers and footers of this section.
Clone()Creates a duplicate of this section.
Clone(bool)Creates a duplicate of the node.
DeleteHeaderFooterShapes()Deletes all shapes (drawing objects) from the headers and footers of this section.
EnsureMinimum()Ensures that the section has Body with one Paragraph.
get_Body()Returns the Body child node of the section.
get_Count()Gets the number of immediate children of this node.
get_CustomNodeId() constSpecifies custom node identifier.
virtual get_Document() constGets the document to which this node belongs.
get_FirstChild() constGets the first child of the node.
get_HasChildNodes()Returns true if this node has any child nodes.
get_HeadersFooters()Provides access to the headers and footers nodes of the section.
get_IsComposite() overrideReturns true as this node can have child nodes.
get_LastChild() constGets the last child of the node.
get_NextNode() const
get_NextSibling()Gets the node immediately following this node.
get_NodeType() const overrideReturns Section.
get_PageSetup()Returns an object that represents page setup and section properties.
get_ParentNode()Gets the immediate parent of this node.
get_PreviousSibling()Gets the node immediately preceding this node.
get_PrevNode() const
get_ProtectedForForms()True if the section is protected for forms. When a section is protected for forms, users can select and modify text only in form fields in Microsoft Word.
get_Range()Returns a Range object that represents the portion of a document that is contained in this node.
GetAncestor(Aspose::Words::NodeType)Gets the first ancestor of the specified NodeType.
GetChild(Aspose::Words::NodeType, int32_t, bool)Returns an Nth child node that matches the specified type.
GetChildNodes(Aspose::Words::NodeType, bool)Returns a live collection of child nodes that match the specified type.
GetEnumerator() overrideProvides support for the for each style iteration over the child nodes of this node.
GetText() overrideGets the text of this node and of all its children.
GetType() const override
IndexOf(const System::SharedPtr<Aspose::Words::Node>&)Returns the index of the specified child node in the child node array.
InsertAfter(T, const System::SharedPtr<Aspose::Words::Node>&)
InsertBefore(T, const System::SharedPtr<Aspose::Words::Node>&)
Is(const System::TypeInfo&) const override
IsAncestorNode(const System::SharedPtr<Aspose::Words::Node>&)
NextPreOrder(const System::SharedPtr<Aspose::Words::Node>&)Gets next node according to the pre-order tree traversal algorithm.
static NodeTypeToString(Aspose::Words::NodeType)A utility method that converts a node type enum value into a user friendly string.
PrependContent(const System::SharedPtr<Aspose::Words::Section>&)Inserts a copy of content of the source section at the beginning of this section.
PreviousPreOrder(const System::SharedPtr<Aspose::Words::Node>&)Gets the previous node according to the pre-order tree traversal algorithm.
Remove()Removes itself from the parent.
RemoveAllChildren()Removes all the child nodes of the current node.
RemoveSmartTags()Removes all SmartTag descendant nodes of the current node.
Section(const System::SharedPtr<Aspose::Words::DocumentBase>&)Initializes a new instance of the Section class.
SelectNodes(const System::String&)Selects a list of nodes matching the XPath expression.
SelectSingleNode(const System::String&)Selects the first Node that matches the XPath expression.
set_CustomNodeId(int32_t)Setter for Aspose::Words::Node::get_CustomNodeId.
set_NextNode(const System::SharedPtr<Aspose::Words::Node>&)
set_PrevNode(const System::SharedPtr<Aspose::Words::Node>&)
set_ProtectedForForms(bool)Setter for Aspose::Words::Section::get_ProtectedForForms.
SetParent(const System::SharedPtr<Aspose::Words::Node>&)
SetTemplateWeakPtr(uint32_t) override
ToString(Aspose::Words::SaveFormat)Exports the content of the node into a string in the specified format.
ToString(const System::SharedPtr<Aspose::Words::Saving::SaveOptions>&)Exports the content of the node into a string using the specified save options.
static Type()


Section can have one Body and maximum one HeaderFooter of each HeaderFooterType. Body and HeaderFooter nodes can be in any order inside Section.

A minimal valid section needs to have Body with one Paragraph.

Each section has its own set of properties that specify page size, orientation, margins etc.

You can create a copy of a section using Clone(). The copy can be inserted into the same or different document.

To add, insert or remove a whole section including section break and section properties use methods of the Sections object.

To copy and insert just content of the section excluding the section break and section properties use AppendContent() and PrependContent() methods.


Shows how to construct an Aspose.Words document by hand.

auto doc = MakeObject<Document>();

// A blank document contains one section, one body and one paragraph.
// Call the "RemoveAllChildren" method to remove all those nodes,
// and end up with a document node with no children.

// This document now has no composite child nodes that we can add content to.
// If we wish to edit it, we will need to repopulate its node collection.
// First, create a new section, and then append it as a child to the root document node.
auto section = MakeObject<Section>(doc);

// Set some page setup properties for the section.

// A section needs a body, which will contain and display all its contents
// on the page between the section's header and footer.
auto body = MakeObject<Body>(doc);

// Create a paragraph, set some formatting properties, and then append it as a child to the body.
auto para = MakeObject<Paragraph>(doc);

para->get_ParagraphFormat()->set_StyleName(u"Heading 1");


// Finally, add some content to do the document. Create a run,
// set its appearance and contents, and then append it as a child to the paragraph.
auto run = MakeObject<Run>(doc);
run->set_Text(u"Hello World!");

ASSERT_EQ(u"Hello World!", doc->GetText().Trim());

doc->Save(ArtifactsDir + u"Section.CreateManually.docx");

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