ProtectionType

ProtectionType enumeration

Protection type for a document.

public enum ProtectionType

Values

Name Value Description
AllowOnlyComments 1 User can only modify comments in the document.
AllowOnlyFormFields 2 User can only enter data in the form fields in the document.
AllowOnlyRevisions 0 User can only add revision marks to the document.
ReadOnly 3 No changes are allowed to the document. Available since Microsoft Word 2003.
NoProtection -1 The document is not protected.

Examples

Shows how to turn off protection for a section.

Document doc = new Document();

DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
builder.Writeln("Section 1. Hello world!");
builder.InsertBreak(BreakType.SectionBreakNewPage);

builder.Writeln("Section 2. Hello again!");
builder.Write("Please enter text here: ");
builder.InsertTextInput("TextInput1", TextFormFieldType.Regular, "", "Placeholder text", 0);

// Apply write protection to every section in the document.
doc.Protect(ProtectionType.AllowOnlyFormFields);

// Turn off write protection for the first section.
doc.Sections[0].ProtectedForForms = false;

// In this output document, we will be able to edit the first section freely,
// and we will only be able to edit the contents of the form field in the second section.
doc.Save(ArtifactsDir + "Section.Protect.docx");

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