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How To Merge Two FlowDocument Objects Using C# Code[WPF]

Microsoft_Dot_Net_New_Logo As part of one of requirements in our application we had to appended a FlowDocument objects to another FlowDocument object. The requirement looked very simple and I tried the following which loops through the Blocks of source FlowDocument and appends them to target FlowDocument object.


sourceDocument = (FlowDocument)XamlReader.Load(memoryStream);
                    //
foreach (Block aBlock in sourceDocument.Blocks)
{
    targetDocument.Blocks.Add(aBlock);
}

But the above code broke with this exception

An exception of type ‘System.InvalidOperationException’ occurred and was caught. Collection was modified; enumeration operation may not execute.

Not sure the reason why the exception is raising when we loop through the Blocks of FlowDocument and add them to the another FlowDocument. But i resolved the issue by converting the Blocks of source object to List  and then adding them to the target FlowDocument. Here is the code that worked


//
sourceDocument = (FlowDocument)XamlReader.Load(memoryStream);
//
List<Block> flowDocumentBlocks = new List<Block>(sourceDocument.Blocks);
// 
foreach (Block aBlock in flowDocumentBlocks)
{
    targetDocument.Blocks.Add(aBlock);
}

Hope this piece of code helps you.

3 Comments on How To Merge Two FlowDocument Objects Using C# Code[WPF]

  1. Alex
    June 1, 2009 at 7:48 pm (10 years ago)

    (or so I interpret this remark, from the FlowDocument.Blocks Property-page):

    “Use the BlockCollection returned by this property to enumerate or manipulate contents of a FlowDocument.”

    Reply
  2. BobW
    March 4, 2009 at 9:42 pm (10 years ago)

    Yup, found the same thing. Doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense, but this gets by the error. Thanks for posting!

    Reply

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