DictionaryDescriptions Object (IDictionaryDescriptions Interface)

This object is a collection of dictionary descriptions (DictionaryDescription objects). It provides standard collection functionality. See Working with Collections for details.

The DictionaryDescription object can be cast to any of the StandardDictionaryDescription, UserDictionaryDescription, RegExpDictionaryDescription, and ExternalDictionaryDescription objects, which are the descriptions of different dictionary types.

The IBaseLanguage::DictionaryDescriptions property provides access to the dictionary descriptions collection. The collection of prohibiting dictionaries is accessible via the TextLanguage object.


  • The indexing of ABBYY FineReader Engine collections starts with 0.
  • The foreach statement in C# (for each in Visual Basic .NET) can be used to manipulate the collection.


Name Type Description
Application Engine, read-only Returns the Engine object.
Count int, read-only Stores the number of elements in the collection.
Element DictionaryDescription, read-only Provides access to a single element of the collection.


Name Description
AddNew Creates a new dictionary description of the specified type and adds into the collection.
DeleteAll Removes all the elements from the collection.
DeleteAt Removes an element from the collection.
Item Provides access to a single element of the collection.

Related objects

Object Diagram


C# code

The object is used in the following code samples: CustomLanguage.

See also

Working with Dictionaries






Working with Collections

Working with Properties

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