ListTrailingCharacter enumeration

Specifies the character that separates the list label from the text of the paragraph.

public enum ListTrailingCharacter


Tab0A tab character is placed between the list label and text of the paragraph.
Space1A space character is placed between the list label and text of the paragraph.
Nothing2There is no separator character between the list label and text of the paragraph.


Used as a value for the TrailingCharacter property.


Shows how to apply custom list formatting to paragraphs when using DocumentBuilder.

Document doc = new Document();

// A list allows us to organize and decorate sets of paragraphs with prefix symbols and indents.
// We can create nested lists by increasing the indent level. 
// We can begin and end a list by using a document builder's "ListFormat" property. 
// Each paragraph that we add between a list's start and the end will become an item in the list.
// Create a list from a Microsoft Word template, and customize the first two of its list levels.
List list = doc.Lists.Add(ListTemplate.NumberDefault);

ListLevel listLevel = list.ListLevels[0];
listLevel.Font.Color = Color.Red;
listLevel.Font.Size = 24;
listLevel.NumberStyle = NumberStyle.OrdinalText;
listLevel.StartAt = 21;
listLevel.NumberFormat = "\x0000";

listLevel.NumberPosition = -36;
listLevel.TextPosition = 144;
listLevel.TabPosition = 144;

listLevel = list.ListLevels[1];
listLevel.Alignment = ListLevelAlignment.Right;
listLevel.NumberStyle = NumberStyle.Bullet;
listLevel.Font.Name = "Wingdings";
listLevel.Font.Color = Color.Blue;
listLevel.Font.Size = 24;

// This NumberFormat value will create star-shaped bullet list symbols.
listLevel.NumberFormat = "\xf0af";
listLevel.TrailingCharacter = ListTrailingCharacter.Space;
listLevel.NumberPosition = 144;

// Create paragraphs and apply both list levels of our custom list formatting to them.
DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);

builder.ListFormat.List = list;
builder.Writeln("The quick brown fox...");
builder.Writeln("The quick brown fox...");

builder.Writeln("jumped over the lazy dog.");
builder.Writeln("jumped over the lazy dog.");

builder.Writeln("The quick brown fox...");


builder.Document.Save(ArtifactsDir + "Lists.CreateCustomList.docx");

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