FieldAutoTextList class

Implements the AUTOTEXTLIST field.

To learn more, visit the Working with Fields documentation article.

public class FieldAutoTextList : Field


FieldAutoTextList()The default constructor.


DisplayResult { get; }Gets the text that represents the displayed field result.
End { get; }Gets the node that represents the field end.
EntryName { get; set; }Gets or sets the name of the AutoText entry.
Format { get; }Gets a FieldFormat object that provides typed access to field’s formatting.
IsDirty { get; set; }Gets or sets whether the current result of the field is no longer correct (stale) due to other modifications made to the document.
IsLocked { get; set; }Gets or sets whether the field is locked (should not recalculate its result).
ListStyle { get; set; }Gets or sets the name of the style on which the list to contain entries is based.
LocaleId { get; set; }Gets or sets the LCID of the field.
Result { get; set; }Gets or sets text that is between the field separator and field end.
ScreenTip { get; set; }Gets or sets the text of the ScreenTip to show.
Separator { get; }Gets the node that represents the field separator. Can be null.
Start { get; }Gets the node that represents the start of the field.
virtual Type { get; }Gets the Microsoft Word field type.


GetFieldCode()Returns text between field start and field separator (or field end if there is no separator). Both field code and field result of child fields are included.
GetFieldCode(bool)Returns text between field start and field separator (or field end if there is no separator).
Remove()Removes the field from the document. Returns a node right after the field. If the field’s end is the last child of its parent node, returns its parent paragraph. If the field is already removed, returns null.
Unlink()Performs the field unlink.
Update()Performs the field update. Throws if the field is being updated already.
Update(bool)Performs a field update. Throws if the field is being updated already.


Creates a shortcut menu based on AutoText entries in the active template.


Shows how to use an AUTOTEXTLIST field to select from a list of AutoText entries.

public void FieldAutoTextList()
    Document doc = new Document();

    // Create a glossary document and populate it with auto text entries.
    doc.GlossaryDocument = new GlossaryDocument();
    AppendAutoTextEntry(doc.GlossaryDocument, "AutoText 1", "Contents of AutoText 1");
    AppendAutoTextEntry(doc.GlossaryDocument, "AutoText 2", "Contents of AutoText 2");
    AppendAutoTextEntry(doc.GlossaryDocument, "AutoText 3", "Contents of AutoText 3");

    DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);

    // Create an AUTOTEXTLIST field and set the text that the field will display in Microsoft Word.
    // Set the text to prompt the user to right-click this field to select an AutoText building block,
    // whose contents the field will display.
    FieldAutoTextList field = (FieldAutoTextList)builder.InsertField(FieldType.FieldAutoTextList, true);
    field.EntryName = "Right click here to select an AutoText block";
    field.ListStyle = "Heading 1";
    field.ScreenTip = "Hover tip text for AutoTextList goes here";

    Assert.AreEqual(" AUTOTEXTLIST  \"Right click here to select an AutoText block\" " +
                    "\\s \"Heading 1\" " +
                    "\\t \"Hover tip text for AutoTextList goes here\"", field.GetFieldCode());

    doc.Save(ArtifactsDir + "Field.AUTOTEXTLIST.dotx");

/// <summary>
/// Create an AutoText-type building block and add it to a glossary document.
/// </summary>
private static void AppendAutoTextEntry(GlossaryDocument glossaryDoc, string name, string contents)
    BuildingBlock buildingBlock = new BuildingBlock(glossaryDoc);
    buildingBlock.Name = name;
    buildingBlock.Gallery = BuildingBlockGallery.AutoText;
    buildingBlock.Category = "General";
    buildingBlock.Behavior = BuildingBlockBehavior.Paragraph;

    Section section = new Section(glossaryDoc);
    section.AppendChild(new Body(glossaryDoc));


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