FieldGlossary class

Implements the GLOSSARY field.

public class FieldGlossary : Field


Name Description
FieldGlossary() The default constructor.


Name Description
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 glossary entry to insert.
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.


Name Description
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.


Inserts a glossary entry.


Shows how to display a building block with AUTOTEXT and GLOSSARY fields.

Document doc = new Document();

// Create a glossary document and add an AutoText building block to it.
doc.GlossaryDocument = new GlossaryDocument();
BuildingBlock buildingBlock = new BuildingBlock(doc.GlossaryDocument);
buildingBlock.Name = "MyBlock";
buildingBlock.Gallery = BuildingBlockGallery.AutoText;
buildingBlock.Category = "General";
buildingBlock.Description = "MyBlock description";
buildingBlock.Behavior = BuildingBlockBehavior.Paragraph;

// Create a source and add it as text to our building block.
Document buildingBlockSource = new Document();
DocumentBuilder buildingBlockSourceBuilder = new DocumentBuilder(buildingBlockSource);
buildingBlockSourceBuilder.Writeln("Hello World!");

Node buildingBlockContent = doc.GlossaryDocument.ImportNode(buildingBlockSource.FirstSection, true);

// Set a file which contains parts that our document, or its attached template may not contain.
doc.FieldOptions.BuiltInTemplatesPaths = new[] { MyDir + "Busniess brochure.dotx" };

DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);

// Below are two ways to use fields to display the contents of our building block.
// 1 -  Using an AUTOTEXT field:
FieldAutoText fieldAutoText = (FieldAutoText)builder.InsertField(FieldType.FieldAutoText, true);
fieldAutoText.EntryName = "MyBlock";

Assert.AreEqual(" AUTOTEXT  MyBlock", fieldAutoText.GetFieldCode());

// 2 -  Using a GLOSSARY field:
FieldGlossary fieldGlossary = (FieldGlossary)builder.InsertField(FieldType.FieldGlossary, true);
fieldGlossary.EntryName = "MyBlock";

Assert.AreEqual(" GLOSSARY  MyBlock", fieldGlossary.GetFieldCode());

doc.Save(ArtifactsDir + "Field.AUTOTEXT.GLOSSARY.dotx");

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