Delete BuiltInDocumentProperties items?

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Delete BuiltInDocumentProperties items?
Steve Obarowski

Posts: 16
Joined: 2017-01-24
Is it possible to delete items from the BuiltInDocumentProperties object? I get an error when I try. Basically, I am trying to replicate the behavior in Word's Check For Issues->Inspect Document where you can remove the Author for example.

Here is the current code:

var props = activeDocument.BuiltInDocumentProperties as DocumentProperties;
List<metadataClass> metaList = clbMetadata.CheckedItems.Cast<metadataClass>().ToList();
foreach (metadataClass item in metaList)
DocumentProperty prop = props[item.Name];
if (prop != null)
props[item.Name].Value = "";

When I use the Delete() method, I get an error. When I blank out the value, it simply gets repopulated the next time I save it. Any thoughts here would be appreciated.
Posted 02 Feb, 2017 16:02:23 Top
Andrei Smolin

Add-in Express team

Posts: 14458
Joined: 2006-05-11
Hello Steve,

I don't think deleting a *built-in* property should work. I've tried to set the Author property to "{undefined}" and it persists for me.

Regards from Belarus (GMT+3),

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 03 Feb, 2017 03:32:40 Top