Style class

Represents a single built-in or user-defined style.

public class Style


Name Description
Aliases { get; } Gets all aliases of this style. If style has no aliases then empty array of string is returned.
BaseStyleName { get; set; } Gets/sets the name of the style this style is based on.
BuiltIn { get; } True if this style is one of the built-in styles in MS Word.
Document { get; } Gets the owner document.
Font { get; } Gets the character formatting of the style.
IsHeading { get; } True when the style is one of the built-in Heading styles.
IsQuickStyle { get; set; } Specifies whether this style is shown in the Quick Style gallery inside MS Word UI.
LinkedStyleName { get; } Gets the name of the Style linked to this one. Returns Empty string if no styles are linked.
List { get; } Gets the list that defines formatting of this list style.
ListFormat { get; } Provides access to the list formatting properties of a paragraph style.
Name { get; set; } Gets or sets the name of the style.
NextParagraphStyleName { get; set; } Gets/sets the name of the style to be applied automatically to a new paragraph inserted after a paragraph formatted with the specified style.
ParagraphFormat { get; } Gets the paragraph formatting of the style.
StyleIdentifier { get; } Gets the locale independent style identifier for a built-in style.
Styles { get; } Gets the collection of styles this style belongs to.
Type { get; } Gets the style type (paragraph or character).


Name Description
Equals(Style) Compares with the specified style. Styles Istds are compared for built-in styles only. Styles defaults are not included in comparison. Base style, linked style and next paragraph style are recursively compared.
Remove() Removes the specified style from the document.


Shows how to create and use a paragraph style with list formatting.

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

// Create a custom paragraph style.
Style style = doc.Styles.Add(StyleType.Paragraph, "MyStyle1");
style.Font.Size = 24;
style.Font.Name = "Verdana";
style.ParagraphFormat.SpaceAfter = 12;

// Create a list and make sure the paragraphs that use this style will use this list.
style.ListFormat.List = doc.Lists.Add(ListTemplate.BulletDefault);
style.ListFormat.ListLevelNumber = 0;

// Apply the paragraph style to the document builder's current paragraph, and then add some text.
builder.ParagraphFormat.Style = style;
builder.Writeln("Hello World: MyStyle1, bulleted list.");

// Change the document builder's style to one that has no list formatting and write another paragraph.
builder.ParagraphFormat.Style = doc.Styles["Normal"];
builder.Writeln("Hello World: Normal.");

builder.Document.Save(ArtifactsDir + "Styles.ParagraphStyleBulletedList.docx");

Shows how to create and apply a custom style.

Document doc = new Document();

Style style = doc.Styles.Add(StyleType.Paragraph, "MyStyle");
style.Font.Name = "Times New Roman";
style.Font.Size = 16;
style.Font.Color = Color.Navy;

DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);

// Apply one of the styles from the document to the paragraph that the document builder is creating.
builder.ParagraphFormat.Style = doc.Styles["MyStyle"];
builder.Writeln("Hello world!");

Style firstParagraphStyle = doc.FirstSection.Body.FirstParagraph.ParagraphFormat.Style;

Assert.AreEqual(style, firstParagraphStyle);

// Remove our custom style from the document's styles collection.

firstParagraphStyle = doc.FirstSection.Body.FirstParagraph.ParagraphFormat.Style;

// Any text that used a removed style reverts to the default formatting.
Assert.False(doc.Styles.Any(s => s.Name == "MyStyle"));
Assert.AreEqual("Times New Roman", firstParagraphStyle.Font.Name);
Assert.AreEqual(12.0d, firstParagraphStyle.Font.Size);
Assert.AreEqual(Color.Empty.ToArgb(), firstParagraphStyle.Font.Color.ToArgb());

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