DocumentFirstSection Property
Gets the first section in the document.

Namespace: Aspose.Words
Assembly: Aspose.Words (in Aspose.Words.dll) Version: 19.12
public Section FirstSection { get; }

Property Value

Type: Section
Returns null if there are no sections.
Shows how to replace text in the document footer.
// Open the template document, containing obsolete copyright information in the footer.
Document doc = new Document(MyDir + "HeaderFooter.ReplaceText.doc");

HeaderFooterCollection headersFooters = doc.FirstSection.HeadersFooters;
HeaderFooter footer = headersFooters[HeaderFooterType.FooterPrimary];

FindReplaceOptions options = new FindReplaceOptions
    MatchCase = false,
    FindWholeWordsOnly = false

footer.Range.Replace("(C) 2006 Aspose Pty Ltd.", "Copyright (C) 2011 by Aspose Pty Ltd.", options);

doc.Save(ArtifactsDir + "HeaderFooter.ReplaceText.doc");
Shows how you can enumerate through children of a composite node and detect types of the children nodes.
// Open a document.
Document doc = new Document(MyDir + "Section.BodyNodeType.doc");

// Get the first section in the document.
Section section = doc.FirstSection;

// A Section is a composite node and therefore can contain child nodes.
// Section can contain only Body and HeaderFooter nodes.
foreach (Node node in section)
    // Every node has the NodeType property.
    switch (node.NodeType)
        case NodeType.Body:
            // If the node type is Body, we can cast the node to the Body class.
            Body body = (Body) node;

            // Write the content of the main story of the section to the console.
            Console.WriteLine("*** Body ***");
        case NodeType.HeaderFooter:
            // If the node type is HeaderFooter, we can cast the node to the HeaderFooter class.
            HeaderFooter headerFooter = (HeaderFooter) node;

            // Write the content of the header footer to the console.
            Console.WriteLine("*** HeaderFooter ***");
            // Other types of nodes never occur inside a Section node.
            throw new Exception("Unexpected node type in a section.");
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