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Inserting Image into Word Doc


What is the best way to programmatically insert an image in a word document?

The best information I have found is at

But, I get an error when trying to do something like this.

First, I am unsure about the Image:XXX mail merge field.
I have just created a field like this: { MERGEFIELD Image:myimagename * MERGEFORMAT}
Is that the right way to do it?

So, I don’t really have any other mail merge fields for now, but I included two others for good measure: { MERGEFIELD myfirstfield * MERGEFORMAT}{ MERGEFIELD mysecondfield * MERGEFORMAT}

In my code I have

Private Sub mysub()

Dim myworddoc = New Aspose.Words.Document(“myworddoc.doc”)

Dim names = New String() {“myfirstfield”, “mysecondfield”, “Image:myimagename”}
Dim values = New String() {“First”, “Second”, “Third”}

AddHandler myworddoc.MailMerge.MergeImageField, AddressOf HandleMyImageMerge
myworddoc.MailMerge.Execute(names, values)


End Sub

Private Shared Sub HandleMyImageMerge(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As Aspose.Words.Reporting.MergeImageFieldEventArgs)

e.ImageFileName = "c:\myimagefile.gif"

End Sub

However, this produces an error when it gets to the myworddoc.MailMerge.Execute line:

"Attempted to copy a by reference attribute ‘4152’, but the attribute does not expose the complex attribute interface."

What am I doing wrong? Is there a better way to do this?

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Thanks for your inquiry. DocumentBuilder provides several overloads of the InsertImage method that allow you to insert an inline or floating image from a file or .NET Image object. Please see the following link:

Please try using the following code

// Open the document.

Document doc = new Document(@"Test\in.doc");

DocumentBuilder documentBuilder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);

// Go to bookmark (for example) or .MoveToMergeField("myimagename");


// Insert Image



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