EndEditableRange

EndEditableRange()

Marks the current position in the document as an editable range end.

public EditableRangeEnd EndEditableRange()

Return Value

The editable range end node that was just created.

Remarks

Editable range in a document can overlap and span any range. To create a valid editable range you need to call both StartEditableRange and EndEditableRange or EndEditableRange methods.

Badly formed editable range will be ignored when the document is saved.

Examples

Shows how to work with an editable range.

Document doc = new Document();
doc.Protect(ProtectionType.ReadOnly, "MyPassword");

DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
builder.Writeln("Hello world! Since we have set the document's protection level to read-only," +
                " we cannot edit this paragraph without the password.");

// Editable ranges allow us to leave parts of protected documents open for editing.
EditableRangeStart editableRangeStart = builder.StartEditableRange();
builder.Writeln("This paragraph is inside an editable range, and can be edited.");
EditableRangeEnd editableRangeEnd = builder.EndEditableRange();

// A well-formed editable range has a start node, and end node.
// These nodes have matching IDs and encompass editable nodes.
EditableRange editableRange = editableRangeStart.EditableRange;

Assert.AreEqual(editableRangeStart.Id, editableRange.Id);
Assert.AreEqual(editableRangeEnd.Id, editableRange.Id);

// Different parts of the editable range link to each other.
Assert.AreEqual(editableRangeStart.Id, editableRange.EditableRangeStart.Id);
Assert.AreEqual(editableRangeStart.Id, editableRangeEnd.EditableRangeStart.Id);
Assert.AreEqual(editableRange.Id, editableRangeStart.EditableRange.Id);
Assert.AreEqual(editableRangeEnd.Id, editableRange.EditableRangeEnd.Id);

// We can access the node types of each part like this. The editable range itself is not a node,
// but an entity which consists of a start, an end, and their enclosed contents.
Assert.AreEqual(NodeType.EditableRangeStart, editableRangeStart.NodeType);
Assert.AreEqual(NodeType.EditableRangeEnd, editableRangeEnd.NodeType);

builder.Writeln("This paragraph is outside the editable range, and cannot be edited.");

doc.Save(ArtifactsDir + "EditableRange.CreateAndRemove.docx");

// Remove an editable range. All the nodes that were inside the range will remain intact.
editableRange.Remove();

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EndEditableRange(EditableRangeStart)

Marks the current position in the document as an editable range end.

public EditableRangeEnd EndEditableRange(EditableRangeStart start)
Parameter Type Description
start EditableRangeStart This editable range start.

Return Value

The editable range end node that was just created.

Remarks

Use this overload during creating nested editable ranges.

Editable range in a document can overlap and span any range. To create a valid editable range you need to call both StartEditableRange and EndEditableRange or EndEditableRange methods.

Badly formed editable range will be ignored when the document is saved.

Examples

Shows how to create nested editable ranges.

Document doc = new Document();
doc.Protect(ProtectionType.ReadOnly, "MyPassword");

DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
builder.Writeln("Hello world! Since we have set the document's protection level to read-only, " +
                "we cannot edit this paragraph without the password.");

// Create two nested editable ranges.
EditableRangeStart outerEditableRangeStart = builder.StartEditableRange();
builder.Writeln("This paragraph inside the outer editable range and can be edited.");

EditableRangeStart innerEditableRangeStart = builder.StartEditableRange();
builder.Writeln("This paragraph inside both the outer and inner editable ranges and can be edited.");

// Currently, the document builder's node insertion cursor is in more than one ongoing editable range.
// When we want to end an editable range in this situation,
// we need to specify which of the ranges we wish to end by passing its EditableRangeStart node.
builder.EndEditableRange(innerEditableRangeStart);

builder.Writeln("This paragraph inside the outer editable range and can be edited.");

builder.EndEditableRange(outerEditableRangeStart);

builder.Writeln("This paragraph is outside any editable ranges, and cannot be edited.");

// If a region of text has two overlapping editable ranges with specified groups,
// the combined group of users excluded by both groups are prevented from editing it.
outerEditableRangeStart.EditableRange.EditorGroup = EditorType.Everyone;
innerEditableRangeStart.EditableRange.EditorGroup = EditorType.Contributors;

doc.Save(ArtifactsDir + "EditableRange.Nested.docx");

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