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How to remove content controls


I have docx files which include content controls. How do I remove them but keep the text/images of these control? By this way, when users open docx files, they just see normal documents without content controls.

I appreciate for your helps.




Thanks for your request. You can try using code like the following to remove SDTs from your document.


/// Removes all SDT nodes from the docuemnt, preserving content


/// Input document

private void RemoveSdt(Document doc)


// Get collection of SDT from the document

NodeCollection nodes = doc.GetChildNodes(NodeType.StructuredDocumentTag, true, true);

// Loop while there is SDT in the document

while (nodes.Count > 0)


StructuredDocumentTag sdt = (StructuredDocumentTag)nodes[0];

// Get parent node of SDT.

// We should move all content from SDT to its parent to preserve documents content.

CompositeNode parent = sdt.ParentNode;

// Loop throuht all nodes inside SDT and move its convent to parent node

while (sdt.HasChildNodes) parent.InsertBefore(sdt.FirstChild, sdt);

//Remove SDT.




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