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Extract ODT Metadata via .NET

Build your own .NET apps to add, edit, remove or extract metadata from Microsoft Word ODT files using server-side APIs.

How to Extract ODT Metadata Using C#

In order to extract ODT metadata, we’ll use

Aspose.Words for .NET

API which is a feature-rich, powerful and easy to use document metadata API for C# platform. Open


package manager, search for Aspose.Words and install. You may also use the following command from the Package Manager Console.


PM> Install-Package Aspose.Words

Steps to Extract Metadata of ODT via C#

Extract & manipulate system or built-in properties including title, author name, statistics as well as user-defined or custom metadata stored as as name-value pairs.

  • Load ODT with an instance of Document
  • Get the BuiltInDocumentProperties collection of Document object
  • Iterate over the collection
  • Display Property Name, Type & Value

System Requirements

Before integrating the code, make sure that you have the following prerequisites.

  • Microsoft Windows or a compatible OS with .NET Framework, .NET Core, Windows Azure, Mono or Xamarin Platforms.
  • Development environment like Microsoft Visual Studio.
  • Aspose.Words for .NET referenced in your project.

Extract Metadata of ODT - C#

// load ODT file with an instance of Document
var document = new Document("template.odt");
// iterate over the BuiltInDocumentProperties collection
foreach (Aspose.Words.Properties.DocumentProperty property in document.BuiltInDocumentProperties)

    // some properties may store multiple values
    if (property.Value is Array)
        foreach (object value in property.Value as Array)
  • .NET Words API can be used to load, view and convert Microsoft Word and OpenDocument Formats like DOC, DOCX, ODT to PDF, XPS, HTML and various other formats. You can also create new documents from scratch and save them in the supported formats. It is a standalone API that is suitable for server side and backend systems where high performance is required. It does not depend on any software like Microsoft or OpenOffice. ‎

    Extract Metadata of ODT via Online App

    View & edit Metadata to ODT documents by using our Live Demos with following benefits.

      No need to download or setup anything
      No need to write any code
      Just upload your ODT file & edit document properties
      Instantly get the download link for the resultant file

    ODT What is ODT File Format

    ODT files are type of documents created with word processing applications that are based on OpenDocument Text File format. These are created with word processor applications such as free OpenOffice Writer and can hold content such as text, images, objects and styles. The ODT file is to Writer word processor what the DOCX is to Microsoft Word. Several applications including Google Docs and Google's web-based word processor included with Google Drive can open the ODT files for editing. Microsoft Word can also open ODT files and save it in to other formats such as DOC and DOCX.

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    Other Supported Metadata Formats

    Using C#, One can also manipulate metadata of many other formats including.

    DOC (Microsoft Word Binary Format)
    DOCX (Office 2007+ Words Document)
    DOT (Microsoft Word Template Files)
    DOTX (Microsoft Word Template File)
    RTF (Rich Text Format)