FieldBidiOutline class

Implements the BIDIOUTLINE field.

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

public class FieldBidiOutline : Field


FieldBidiOutline()The default constructor.


DisplayResult { get; }Gets the text that represents the displayed field result.
End { get; }Gets the node that represents the field end.
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).
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.
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.


This field is identical to the AUTONUMLGL field, except for the separator that delimits each level of the paragraph numbering.


Shows how to create right-to-left language-compatible lists with BIDIOUTLINE fields.

Document doc = new Document();
DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);

// The BIDIOUTLINE field numbers paragraphs like the AUTONUM/LISTNUM fields,
// but is only visible when a right-to-left editing language is enabled, such as Hebrew or Arabic.
// The following field will display ".1", the RTL equivalent of list number "1.".
FieldBidiOutline field = (FieldBidiOutline)builder.InsertField(FieldType.FieldBidiOutline, true);

Assert.AreEqual(" BIDIOUTLINE ", field.GetFieldCode());

// Add two more BIDIOUTLINE fields, which will display ".2" and ".3".
builder.InsertField(FieldType.FieldBidiOutline, true);
builder.InsertField(FieldType.FieldBidiOutline, true);

// Set the horizontal text alignment for every paragraph in the document to RTL.
foreach (Paragraph para in doc.GetChildNodes(NodeType.Paragraph, true))
    para.ParagraphFormat.Bidi = true;

// If we enable a right-to-left editing language in Microsoft Word, our fields will display numbers.
// Otherwise, they will display "###".
doc.Save(ArtifactsDir + "Field.BIDIOUTLINE.docx");

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