Comment

Comment class

Represents a container for text of a comment.

public sealed class Comment : InlineStory

Constructors

Name Description
Comment(DocumentBase) Initializes a new instance of the Comment class.
Comment(DocumentBase, string, string, DateTime) Initializes a new instance of the Comment class.

Properties

Name Description
Ancestor { get; } Returns the parent Comment object. Returns null for top-level comments.
Author { get; set; } Returns or sets the author name for a comment.
ChildNodes { get; } Gets all immediate child nodes of this node.
Count { get; } Gets the number of immediate children of this node.
CustomNodeId { get; set; } Specifies custom node identifier.
DateTime { get; set; } Gets the date and time that the comment was made.
virtual Document { get; } Gets the document to which this node belongs.
Done { get; set; } Gets or sets flag indicating that the comment has been marked done.
FirstChild { get; } Gets the first child of the node.
FirstParagraph { get; } Gets the first paragraph in the story.
Font { get; } Provides access to the font formatting of the anchor character of this object.
HasChildNodes { get; } Returns true if this node has any child nodes.
Id { get; } Gets the comment identifier.
Initial { get; set; } Returns or sets the initials of the user associated with a specific comment.
override IsComposite { get; } Returns true as this node can have child nodes.
IsDeleteRevision { get; } Returns true if this object was deleted in Microsoft Word while change tracking was enabled.
IsInsertRevision { get; } Returns true if this object was inserted in Microsoft Word while change tracking was enabled.
IsMoveFromRevision { get; } Returns true if this object was moved (deleted) in Microsoft Word while change tracking was enabled.
IsMoveToRevision { get; } Returns true if this object was moved (inserted) in Microsoft Word while change tracking was enabled.
LastChild { get; } Gets the last child of the node.
LastParagraph { get; } Gets the last paragraph in the story.
NextSibling { get; } Gets the node immediately following this node.
override NodeType { get; } Returns NodeType.Comment.
Paragraphs { get; } Gets a collection of paragraphs that are immediate children of the story.
ParentNode { get; } Gets the immediate parent of this node.
ParentParagraph { get; } Retrieves the parent Paragraph of this node.
PreviousSibling { get; } Gets the node immediately preceding this node.
Range { get; } Returns a Range object that represents the portion of a document that is contained in this node.
Replies { get; } Returns a collection of Comment objects that are immediate children of the specified comment.
override StoryType { get; } Returns StoryType.Comments.
Tables { get; } Gets a collection of tables that are immediate children of the story.

Methods

Name Description
override Accept(DocumentVisitor) Accepts a visitor.
AddReply(string, string, DateTime, string) Adds a reply to this comment.
AppendChild(Node) Adds the specified node to the end of the list of child nodes for this node.
Clone(bool) Creates a duplicate of the node.
CreateNavigator() Reserved for system use. IXPathNavigable.
EnsureMinimum() If the last child is not a paragraph, creates and appends one empty paragraph.
GetAncestor(NodeType) Gets the first ancestor of the specified NodeType.
GetAncestor(Type) Gets the first ancestor of the specified object type.
GetChild(NodeType, int, bool) Returns an Nth child node that matches the specified type.
GetChildNodes(NodeType, bool) Returns a live collection of child nodes that match the specified type.
GetEnumerator() Provides support for the for each style iteration over the child nodes of this node.
override GetText() Gets the text of this node and of all its children.
IndexOf(Node) Returns the index of the specified child node in the child node array.
InsertAfter(Node, Node) Inserts the specified node immediately after the specified reference node.
InsertBefore(Node, Node) Inserts the specified node immediately before the specified reference node.
NextPreOrder(Node) Gets next node according to the pre-order tree traversal algorithm.
PrependChild(Node) Adds the specified node to the beginning of the list of child nodes for this node.
PreviousPreOrder(Node) Gets the previous node according to the pre-order tree traversal algorithm.
Remove() Removes itself from the parent.
RemoveAllChildren() Removes all the child nodes of the current node.
RemoveAllReplies() Removes all replies to this comment.
RemoveChild(Node) Removes the specified child node.
RemoveReply(Comment) Removes the specified reply to this comment.
RemoveSmartTags() Removes all SmartTag descendant nodes of the current node.
SelectNodes(string) Selects a list of nodes matching the XPath expression.
SelectSingleNode(string) Selects the first Node that matches the XPath expression.
SetText(string) This is a convenience method that allows to easily set text of the comment.
ToString(SaveFormat) Exports the content of the node into a string in the specified format.
ToString(SaveOptions) Exports the content of the node into a string using the specified save options.

Remarks

A comment is an annotation which is anchored to a region of text or to a position in text. A comment can contain an arbitrary amount of block-level content.

If a Comment object occurs on its own, the comment is anchored to the position of the Comment object.

To anchor a comment to a region of text three objects are required: Comment, CommentRangeStart and CommentRangeEnd. All three objects need to share the same Id value.

Comment is an inline-level node and can only be a child of Paragraph.

Comment can contain Paragraph and Table child nodes.

Examples

Shows how to add a comment to a paragraph.

Document doc = new Document();
DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
builder.Write("Hello world!");

Comment comment = new Comment(doc, "John Doe", "JD", DateTime.Today);
builder.CurrentParagraph.AppendChild(comment);
builder.MoveTo(comment.AppendChild(new Paragraph(doc)));
builder.Write("Comment text.");

Assert.AreEqual(DateTime.Today, comment.DateTime);

// In Microsoft Word, we can right-click this comment in the document body to edit it, or reply to it. 
doc.Save(ArtifactsDir + "InlineStory.AddComment.docx");

Shows how to add a comment to a document, and then reply to it.

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

Comment comment = new Comment(doc, "John Doe", "J.D.", DateTime.Now);
comment.SetText("My comment.");

// Place the comment at a node in the document's body.
// This comment will show up at the location of its paragraph,
// outside the right-side margin of the page, and with a dotted line connecting it to its paragraph.
builder.CurrentParagraph.AppendChild(comment);

// Add a reply, which will show up under its parent comment.
comment.AddReply("Joe Bloggs", "J.B.", DateTime.Now, "New reply");

// Comments and replies are both Comment nodes.
Assert.AreEqual(2, doc.GetChildNodes(NodeType.Comment, true).Count);

// Comments that do not reply to other comments are "top-level". They have no ancestor comments.
Assert.Null(comment.Ancestor);

// Replies have an ancestor top-level comment.
Assert.AreEqual(comment, comment.Replies[0].Ancestor);

doc.Save(ArtifactsDir + "Comment.AddCommentWithReply.docx");

See Also