How to work with SpecialCharacters in a document using C# and .NET

In this code example, we remove all page breaks in the document.

Complete code

using System.Linq;
using SautinSoft.Document;

namespace Example
    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
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        /// <summary>
        /// Working with special characters in a document. How delete all page breaks in DOCX.
        /// </summary>
        /// <remarks>
        /// Details:
        /// </remarks>
        static void DeletePageBreak()
            string filePath = @"..\..\..\example.docx";
            string fileResult = @"Result.docx";
            DocumentCore dc = DocumentCore.Load(filePath);
            foreach (SpecialCharacter sc in dc.GetChildElements(true, ElementType.SpecialCharacter).Reverse())
                if (sc.CharacterType == SpecialCharacterType.PageBreak)
            System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(new System.Diagnostics.ProcessStartInfo(filePath) { UseShellExecute = true });
            System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(new System.Diagnostics.ProcessStartInfo(fileResult) { UseShellExecute = true });


Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Linq
Imports SautinSoft.Document

Module Sample
    Sub Main()
    End Sub
    ''' Get your free 30-day key here:   
    ''' <summary>
    ''' Working with special characters in a document. How delete all page breaks in DOCX.
    ''' </summary>
    ''' <remarks>
    ''' Details:
    ''' </remarks>
    Sub DeletePageBreak()
        Dim filePath As String = "..\..\..\example.docx"
        Dim fileResult As String = "Result.docx"
        Dim dc As DocumentCore = DocumentCore.Load(filePath)
        For Each sc As SpecialCharacter In dc.GetChildElements(True, ElementType.SpecialCharacter).Reverse()
            If sc.CharacterType = SpecialCharacterType.PageBreak Then
            End If
        Next sc
        System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(New System.Diagnostics.ProcessStartInfo(filePath) With {.UseShellExecute = True})
        System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(New System.Diagnostics.ProcessStartInfo(fileResult) With {.UseShellExecute = True})
    End Sub
End Module


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