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Class DocumentPropertyCollection

  • java.lang.Object
    • com.aspose.words.DocumentPropertyCollection
Base class for BuiltInDocumentProperties and CustomDocumentProperties collections.

The names of the properties are case-insensitive.

The properties in the collection are sorted alphabetically by name.

Example:

Shows how to add custom properties to a document.
// Create a blank document and get its custom property collection
Document doc = new Document();
CustomDocumentProperties properties = doc.getCustomDocumentProperties();

// The collection will be empty by default
Assert.assertEquals(properties.getCount(), 0);

// We can populate it with key/value pairs with a variety of value types
properties.add("Authorized", true);
properties.add("Authorized By", "John Doe");
properties.add("Authorized Date", new Date());
properties.add("Authorized Revision", doc.getBuiltInDocumentProperties().getRevisionNumber());
properties.add("Authorized Amount", 123.45);

// Custom properties are automatically sorted in alphabetic order
Assert.assertEquals(properties.indexOf("Authorized Amount"), 1);
Assert.assertEquals(properties.getCount(), 5);

// Enumerate and print all custom properties
Iterator<DocumentProperty> enumerator = properties.iterator();
try {
    while (enumerator.hasNext()) {
        DocumentProperty property = enumerator.next();
        System.out.println(MessageFormat.format("Name: \"{0}\", Type: \"{1}\", Value: \"{2}\"", property.getName(), property.getType(), property.getValue()));
    }
} finally {
    if (enumerator != null) enumerator.remove();
}

// We can view/edit custom properties by opening the document and looking in File > Properties > Advanced Properties > Custom
doc.save(getArtifactsDir() + "Properties.DocumentPropertyCollection.docx");

// We can remove elements from the property collection by index or by name
properties.removeAt(1);
Assert.assertFalse(properties.contains("Authorized Amount"));
Assert.assertEquals(properties.getCount(), 4);

properties.remove("Authorized Revision");
Assert.assertFalse(properties.contains("Authorized Revision"));
Assert.assertEquals(properties.getCount(), 3);

// We can also empty the entire custom property collection at once
properties.clear();
Assert.assertEquals(properties.getCount(), 0);
See Also:
BuiltInDocumentProperties, CustomDocumentProperties

Property Getters/Setters Summary
intgetCount()
Gets number of items in the collection.
DocumentPropertyget(int index)
Returns a DocumentProperty object by index.
DocumentPropertyget(java.lang.String name)
Returns a DocumentProperty object by the name of the property.
 
Method Summary
voidclear()
Removes all properties from the collection.
booleancontains(java.lang.String name)
Returns true if a property with the specified name exists in the collection.
intindexOf(java.lang.String name)
Gets the index of a property by name.
java.util.Iterator<DocumentProperty>iterator()
Returns an iterator object that can be used to iterate over all items in the collection.
voidremove(java.lang.String name)
Removes a property with the specified name from the collection.
voidremoveAt(int index)
Removes a property at the specified index.
 

    • Property Getters/Setters Detail

      • getCount

        public int getCount()
        
        Gets number of items in the collection.

        Example:

        Enumerates through all built-in and custom properties in a document using indexed access.
        String fileName = getMyDir() + "Properties.doc";
        Document doc = new Document(fileName);
        
        System.out.println(MessageFormat.format("1. Document name: {0}", fileName));
        
        System.out.println("2. Built-in Properties");
        for (int i = 0; i < doc.getBuiltInDocumentProperties().getCount(); i++) {
            DocumentProperty docProperty = doc.getBuiltInDocumentProperties().get(i);
            System.out.println(MessageFormat.format("{0}({1}) : {2}", docProperty.getName(), docProperty.getType(), docProperty.getValue()));
        }
        
        System.out.println("3. Custom Properties");
        for (int i = 0; i < doc.getCustomDocumentProperties().getCount(); i++) {
            DocumentProperty docProperty = doc.getCustomDocumentProperties().get(i);
            System.out.println(MessageFormat.format("{0}({1}) : {2}", docProperty.getName(), docProperty.getType(), docProperty.getValue()));
        }
      • get

        public DocumentProperty get(int index)
        
        Returns a DocumentProperty object by index.

        Note: In Java this method is slow because iterates over all nodes.

        Parameters:
        index - Zero-based index of the DocumentProperty to retrieve.

        Example:

        Enumerates through all built-in and custom properties in a document using indexed access.
        String fileName = getMyDir() + "Properties.doc";
        Document doc = new Document(fileName);
        
        System.out.println(MessageFormat.format("1. Document name: {0}", fileName));
        
        System.out.println("2. Built-in Properties");
        for (int i = 0; i < doc.getBuiltInDocumentProperties().getCount(); i++) {
            DocumentProperty docProperty = doc.getBuiltInDocumentProperties().get(i);
            System.out.println(MessageFormat.format("{0}({1}) : {2}", docProperty.getName(), docProperty.getType(), docProperty.getValue()));
        }
        
        System.out.println("3. Custom Properties");
        for (int i = 0; i < doc.getCustomDocumentProperties().getCount(); i++) {
            DocumentProperty docProperty = doc.getCustomDocumentProperties().get(i);
            System.out.println(MessageFormat.format("{0}({1}) : {2}", docProperty.getName(), docProperty.getType(), docProperty.getValue()));
        }
      • get

        public DocumentProperty get(java.lang.String name)
        
        Returns a DocumentProperty object by the name of the property.

        Returns null if a property with the specified name is not found.

        Parameters:
        name - The case-insensitive name of the property to retrieve.

        Example:

        Retrieves a custom document property by name.
        Document doc = new Document(getMyDir() + "Properties.doc");
        
        DocumentProperty docProperty = doc.getCustomDocumentProperties().get("Authorized Date");
        
        if (docProperty != null) {
            System.out.println(docProperty.toDateTime());
        } else {
            System.out.println("The document is not authorized. Authorizing...");
            doc.getCustomDocumentProperties().add("AuthorizedDate", new Date());
        }
    • Method Detail

      • clear

        public void clear()
        Removes all properties from the collection.

        Example:

        Shows how to add custom properties to a document.
        // Create a blank document and get its custom property collection
        Document doc = new Document();
        CustomDocumentProperties properties = doc.getCustomDocumentProperties();
        
        // The collection will be empty by default
        Assert.assertEquals(properties.getCount(), 0);
        
        // We can populate it with key/value pairs with a variety of value types
        properties.add("Authorized", true);
        properties.add("Authorized By", "John Doe");
        properties.add("Authorized Date", new Date());
        properties.add("Authorized Revision", doc.getBuiltInDocumentProperties().getRevisionNumber());
        properties.add("Authorized Amount", 123.45);
        
        // Custom properties are automatically sorted in alphabetic order
        Assert.assertEquals(properties.indexOf("Authorized Amount"), 1);
        Assert.assertEquals(properties.getCount(), 5);
        
        // Enumerate and print all custom properties
        Iterator<DocumentProperty> enumerator = properties.iterator();
        try {
            while (enumerator.hasNext()) {
                DocumentProperty property = enumerator.next();
                System.out.println(MessageFormat.format("Name: \"{0}\", Type: \"{1}\", Value: \"{2}\"", property.getName(), property.getType(), property.getValue()));
            }
        } finally {
            if (enumerator != null) enumerator.remove();
        }
        
        // We can view/edit custom properties by opening the document and looking in File > Properties > Advanced Properties > Custom
        doc.save(getArtifactsDir() + "Properties.DocumentPropertyCollection.docx");
        
        // We can remove elements from the property collection by index or by name
        properties.removeAt(1);
        Assert.assertFalse(properties.contains("Authorized Amount"));
        Assert.assertEquals(properties.getCount(), 4);
        
        properties.remove("Authorized Revision");
        Assert.assertFalse(properties.contains("Authorized Revision"));
        Assert.assertEquals(properties.getCount(), 3);
        
        // We can also empty the entire custom property collection at once
        properties.clear();
        Assert.assertEquals(properties.getCount(), 0);
      • contains

        public boolean contains(java.lang.String name)
        Returns true if a property with the specified name exists in the collection.
        Parameters:
        name - The case-insensitive name of the property.
        Returns:
        True if the property exists in the collection; false otherwise.

        Example:

        Shows how to add custom properties to a document.
        // Create a blank document and get its custom property collection
        Document doc = new Document();
        CustomDocumentProperties properties = doc.getCustomDocumentProperties();
        
        // The collection will be empty by default
        Assert.assertEquals(properties.getCount(), 0);
        
        // We can populate it with key/value pairs with a variety of value types
        properties.add("Authorized", true);
        properties.add("Authorized By", "John Doe");
        properties.add("Authorized Date", new Date());
        properties.add("Authorized Revision", doc.getBuiltInDocumentProperties().getRevisionNumber());
        properties.add("Authorized Amount", 123.45);
        
        // Custom properties are automatically sorted in alphabetic order
        Assert.assertEquals(properties.indexOf("Authorized Amount"), 1);
        Assert.assertEquals(properties.getCount(), 5);
        
        // Enumerate and print all custom properties
        Iterator<DocumentProperty> enumerator = properties.iterator();
        try {
            while (enumerator.hasNext()) {
                DocumentProperty property = enumerator.next();
                System.out.println(MessageFormat.format("Name: \"{0}\", Type: \"{1}\", Value: \"{2}\"", property.getName(), property.getType(), property.getValue()));
            }
        } finally {
            if (enumerator != null) enumerator.remove();
        }
        
        // We can view/edit custom properties by opening the document and looking in File > Properties > Advanced Properties > Custom
        doc.save(getArtifactsDir() + "Properties.DocumentPropertyCollection.docx");
        
        // We can remove elements from the property collection by index or by name
        properties.removeAt(1);
        Assert.assertFalse(properties.contains("Authorized Amount"));
        Assert.assertEquals(properties.getCount(), 4);
        
        properties.remove("Authorized Revision");
        Assert.assertFalse(properties.contains("Authorized Revision"));
        Assert.assertEquals(properties.getCount(), 3);
        
        // We can also empty the entire custom property collection at once
        properties.clear();
        Assert.assertEquals(properties.getCount(), 0);
      • indexOf

        public int indexOf(java.lang.String name)
        Gets the index of a property by name.

        Note: In Java this method is slow because iterates over all nodes.

        Parameters:
        name - The case-insensitive name of the property.
        Returns:
        The zero based index. Negative value if not found.

        Example:

        Shows how to add custom properties to a document.
        // Create a blank document and get its custom property collection
        Document doc = new Document();
        CustomDocumentProperties properties = doc.getCustomDocumentProperties();
        
        // The collection will be empty by default
        Assert.assertEquals(properties.getCount(), 0);
        
        // We can populate it with key/value pairs with a variety of value types
        properties.add("Authorized", true);
        properties.add("Authorized By", "John Doe");
        properties.add("Authorized Date", new Date());
        properties.add("Authorized Revision", doc.getBuiltInDocumentProperties().getRevisionNumber());
        properties.add("Authorized Amount", 123.45);
        
        // Custom properties are automatically sorted in alphabetic order
        Assert.assertEquals(properties.indexOf("Authorized Amount"), 1);
        Assert.assertEquals(properties.getCount(), 5);
        
        // Enumerate and print all custom properties
        Iterator<DocumentProperty> enumerator = properties.iterator();
        try {
            while (enumerator.hasNext()) {
                DocumentProperty property = enumerator.next();
                System.out.println(MessageFormat.format("Name: \"{0}\", Type: \"{1}\", Value: \"{2}\"", property.getName(), property.getType(), property.getValue()));
            }
        } finally {
            if (enumerator != null) enumerator.remove();
        }
        
        // We can view/edit custom properties by opening the document and looking in File > Properties > Advanced Properties > Custom
        doc.save(getArtifactsDir() + "Properties.DocumentPropertyCollection.docx");
        
        // We can remove elements from the property collection by index or by name
        properties.removeAt(1);
        Assert.assertFalse(properties.contains("Authorized Amount"));
        Assert.assertEquals(properties.getCount(), 4);
        
        properties.remove("Authorized Revision");
        Assert.assertFalse(properties.contains("Authorized Revision"));
        Assert.assertEquals(properties.getCount(), 3);
        
        // We can also empty the entire custom property collection at once
        properties.clear();
        Assert.assertEquals(properties.getCount(), 0);
      • iterator

        public java.util.Iterator<DocumentProperty> iterator()
        Returns an iterator object that can be used to iterate over all items in the collection.

        Example:

        Shows how to add custom properties to a document.
        // Create a blank document and get its custom property collection
        Document doc = new Document();
        CustomDocumentProperties properties = doc.getCustomDocumentProperties();
        
        // The collection will be empty by default
        Assert.assertEquals(properties.getCount(), 0);
        
        // We can populate it with key/value pairs with a variety of value types
        properties.add("Authorized", true);
        properties.add("Authorized By", "John Doe");
        properties.add("Authorized Date", new Date());
        properties.add("Authorized Revision", doc.getBuiltInDocumentProperties().getRevisionNumber());
        properties.add("Authorized Amount", 123.45);
        
        // Custom properties are automatically sorted in alphabetic order
        Assert.assertEquals(properties.indexOf("Authorized Amount"), 1);
        Assert.assertEquals(properties.getCount(), 5);
        
        // Enumerate and print all custom properties
        Iterator<DocumentProperty> enumerator = properties.iterator();
        try {
            while (enumerator.hasNext()) {
                DocumentProperty property = enumerator.next();
                System.out.println(MessageFormat.format("Name: \"{0}\", Type: \"{1}\", Value: \"{2}\"", property.getName(), property.getType(), property.getValue()));
            }
        } finally {
            if (enumerator != null) enumerator.remove();
        }
        
        // We can view/edit custom properties by opening the document and looking in File > Properties > Advanced Properties > Custom
        doc.save(getArtifactsDir() + "Properties.DocumentPropertyCollection.docx");
        
        // We can remove elements from the property collection by index or by name
        properties.removeAt(1);
        Assert.assertFalse(properties.contains("Authorized Amount"));
        Assert.assertEquals(properties.getCount(), 4);
        
        properties.remove("Authorized Revision");
        Assert.assertFalse(properties.contains("Authorized Revision"));
        Assert.assertEquals(properties.getCount(), 3);
        
        // We can also empty the entire custom property collection at once
        properties.clear();
        Assert.assertEquals(properties.getCount(), 0);
      • remove

        public void remove(java.lang.String name)
        Removes a property with the specified name from the collection.
        Parameters:
        name - The case-insensitive name of the property.

        Example:

        Shows how to add custom properties to a document.
        // Create a blank document and get its custom property collection
        Document doc = new Document();
        CustomDocumentProperties properties = doc.getCustomDocumentProperties();
        
        // The collection will be empty by default
        Assert.assertEquals(properties.getCount(), 0);
        
        // We can populate it with key/value pairs with a variety of value types
        properties.add("Authorized", true);
        properties.add("Authorized By", "John Doe");
        properties.add("Authorized Date", new Date());
        properties.add("Authorized Revision", doc.getBuiltInDocumentProperties().getRevisionNumber());
        properties.add("Authorized Amount", 123.45);
        
        // Custom properties are automatically sorted in alphabetic order
        Assert.assertEquals(properties.indexOf("Authorized Amount"), 1);
        Assert.assertEquals(properties.getCount(), 5);
        
        // Enumerate and print all custom properties
        Iterator<DocumentProperty> enumerator = properties.iterator();
        try {
            while (enumerator.hasNext()) {
                DocumentProperty property = enumerator.next();
                System.out.println(MessageFormat.format("Name: \"{0}\", Type: \"{1}\", Value: \"{2}\"", property.getName(), property.getType(), property.getValue()));
            }
        } finally {
            if (enumerator != null) enumerator.remove();
        }
        
        // We can view/edit custom properties by opening the document and looking in File > Properties > Advanced Properties > Custom
        doc.save(getArtifactsDir() + "Properties.DocumentPropertyCollection.docx");
        
        // We can remove elements from the property collection by index or by name
        properties.removeAt(1);
        Assert.assertFalse(properties.contains("Authorized Amount"));
        Assert.assertEquals(properties.getCount(), 4);
        
        properties.remove("Authorized Revision");
        Assert.assertFalse(properties.contains("Authorized Revision"));
        Assert.assertEquals(properties.getCount(), 3);
        
        // We can also empty the entire custom property collection at once
        properties.clear();
        Assert.assertEquals(properties.getCount(), 0);
      • removeAt

        public void removeAt(int index)
        Removes a property at the specified index.

        Note: In Java this method is slow because iterates over all nodes.

        Parameters:
        index - The zero based index.

        Example:

        Shows how to add custom properties to a document.
        // Create a blank document and get its custom property collection
        Document doc = new Document();
        CustomDocumentProperties properties = doc.getCustomDocumentProperties();
        
        // The collection will be empty by default
        Assert.assertEquals(properties.getCount(), 0);
        
        // We can populate it with key/value pairs with a variety of value types
        properties.add("Authorized", true);
        properties.add("Authorized By", "John Doe");
        properties.add("Authorized Date", new Date());
        properties.add("Authorized Revision", doc.getBuiltInDocumentProperties().getRevisionNumber());
        properties.add("Authorized Amount", 123.45);
        
        // Custom properties are automatically sorted in alphabetic order
        Assert.assertEquals(properties.indexOf("Authorized Amount"), 1);
        Assert.assertEquals(properties.getCount(), 5);
        
        // Enumerate and print all custom properties
        Iterator<DocumentProperty> enumerator = properties.iterator();
        try {
            while (enumerator.hasNext()) {
                DocumentProperty property = enumerator.next();
                System.out.println(MessageFormat.format("Name: \"{0}\", Type: \"{1}\", Value: \"{2}\"", property.getName(), property.getType(), property.getValue()));
            }
        } finally {
            if (enumerator != null) enumerator.remove();
        }
        
        // We can view/edit custom properties by opening the document and looking in File > Properties > Advanced Properties > Custom
        doc.save(getArtifactsDir() + "Properties.DocumentPropertyCollection.docx");
        
        // We can remove elements from the property collection by index or by name
        properties.removeAt(1);
        Assert.assertFalse(properties.contains("Authorized Amount"));
        Assert.assertEquals(properties.getCount(), 4);
        
        properties.remove("Authorized Revision");
        Assert.assertFalse(properties.contains("Authorized Revision"));
        Assert.assertEquals(properties.getCount(), 3);
        
        // We can also empty the entire custom property collection at once
        properties.clear();
        Assert.assertEquals(properties.getCount(), 0);