FieldUserInitials class

Implements the USERINITIALS field.

public class FieldUserInitials : Field


Name Description
FieldUserInitials() 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.
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.
UserInitials { get; set; } Gets or sets the current user’s initials.


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.


Retrieves the current user’s initials.


Shows how to use the USERINITIALS field.

Document doc = new Document();

// Create a UserInformation object and set it as the source of user information for any fields that we create.
UserInformation userInformation = new UserInformation();
userInformation.Initials = "J. D.";
doc.FieldOptions.CurrentUser = userInformation;

// Create a USERINITIALS field to display the current user's initials,
// taken from the UserInformation object we created above.
DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
FieldUserInitials fieldUserInitials = (FieldUserInitials)builder.InsertField(FieldType.FieldUserInitials, true);
Assert.AreEqual(userInformation.Initials, fieldUserInitials.Result);

Assert.AreEqual(" USERINITIALS ", fieldUserInitials.GetFieldCode());
Assert.AreEqual("J. D.", fieldUserInitials.Result);

// We can set this property to get our field to override the value currently stored in the UserInformation object. 
fieldUserInitials.UserInitials = "J. C.";

Assert.AreEqual(" USERINITIALS  \"J. C.\"", fieldUserInitials.GetFieldCode());
Assert.AreEqual("J. C.", fieldUserInitials.Result);

// This does not affect the value in the UserInformation object.
Assert.AreEqual("J. D.", doc.FieldOptions.CurrentUser.Initials);

doc.Save(ArtifactsDir + "Field.USERINITIALS.docx");

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