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Michael
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Michael asked on 02 Dec 2013, 11:53 PM

Hi,


I have an object which I use in Mail Merge.  Under "Insert Mail Merge" drop down ribbon button, all of these fields appear and I can use them just fine.  However, I don't need all properties to be displayed there.  Is there a way to specify which properties show and should not be included as part of the Mail Merge fields?



Also, is it possible to give a different name to the Mail Merge item in the drop down ribbon button?  For example, if I have a property FirstName, I want it to display as "First Name".



Thank you in advance.



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Petya
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answered on 05 Dec 2013, 02:51 PM
Hi,

The simplest option would be to create another type which does not include the properties you don't wish to show. For this purpose you could use an anonymous type:
this.radRichTextBox.Document.MailMergeDataSource.ItemsSource =
    from c in Clients
    select new
    {
        FirstName = c.FirstName,
        Address = c.Address
    };

Your other option is to manually populate the dropdown in the ribbon. You can check Boby's post in this forum thread for a reference how this can be achieved. The approach also allows you to modify the string displayed in the drop-down.

Let me know if you have any other comments or questions.

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Petya
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