The Xamarin Word Library (Essential DocIO for Xamarin) is a feature-rich and high-performance library that allows you to add advanced Word processing functions to any Xamarin application. It allows you to create, read, and edit Word documents programmatically without Microsoft Office or interop dependencies. It allows you to create complex reports by merging data from various data sources using its powerful mail merge engine. This library also allows merging, splitting, organizing Word documents, and finding and replacing text with ease.
It is optimized for a server environment where speed and low memory usage are critical, Xamarin Word Library works much faster and consumes less memory when compared to Office automation libraries.
There are no distribution fees, per-server licensing fees, or royalties, which makes Xamarin Word Library very cost-effective.
All the elements of a typical Word document like text, formatting, images, tables, sections, headers, and footers are accessible through a comprehensive set of APIs. It only takes a few lines of code to create or manipulate richly formatted Word documents.
Create, read, and edit popular text file formats like DOC, DOT, DOCM, DOTM, DOCX, DOTX, HTML, RTF, TXT, and XML (WordML). Convert Word documents to PDF, image (PNG, BMP, JPEG), and ODT files.
Design reports using Microsoft Word and use Word Library to dynamically populate them with data. The final report can be saved to a Word file or exported to other supported formats like PDF.
Mail merge is a process of merging data from the data source with a Word document template to produce personalized documents. Multiple documents can also be created from a Word template.
Perform mail merge by repeating a particular region of the document automatically for every record in the data source.
Generate complex reports by repeating nested regions of a document with related data.
Populate the Word document template with data from common data sources like arrays, IEnumerable collection, dynamic objects, XML, etc.
Format the merged text, numeric values, and date-times automatically with the help of field switches.
When the prefix “image:” is added to the merge field name, it replaces it with an image in the Xamarin Word document.
Customize the document during mail merge by formatting and editing the merged text, numeric, and image data with mail merge events, and change the layout of the document by inserting breaks.
Supports options like mapping merge fields with fields in data sources, retrieving merge field names, and removing merge fields that are not merged, empty paragraphs, and empty groups.
For more information, check out our Mail merge features.
Organize the document content with sections for grouping and start on a new page, odd page, even page, or continue on the same page.
Add information like title, author, branding, and page numbers to repeat it at the top and bottom of every page. Supports header and footer types such as different first page and different odd and even pages.
Create or edit documents with different language texts. Supports left-to-right and right-to-left text, also.
Insert images in a document with all the common layout options like text wrapping, position, size, etc. Supports image formats like PNG, BMP, JPEG, TIFF, GIF, EMF, WMF, SVG, etc.
Create and insert bookmarks to identify a part of the document for future reference.
Create a link in a document for quick access of webpages, files, emails, bookmarks, etc.
Add dynamic information like title, time, page number, etc., to a Word document automatically. Update IF field, date-time, page number, document properties, etc.
Showcase important text or quotes in a document within a text box. Insert and edit text format, and remove an existing text box.
Add predefined shapes in Word Open XML Format document (DOCX, DOTX, DOCM, DOTM, Word XML). Insert, edit, format, and remove an existing shape.
Graphically represent a set of data with common chart types like column, line, pie, bar, etc., in Word Open XML Format document (DOCX, DOTX, DOCM, DOTM, Word XML). Add and modify data, title, axes, data labels, legends, trendlines, etc., and format and remove an existing chart.
Embed common file formats within a Word document. Extract the embedded OLE object data from a Word document and save its native file format.
Additional information like detailed descriptions, references, credits, etc., can be added at the end of each page and document. Edit and remove an existing note from a document.
Read and write document information with built-in document properties. Also, supports custom document properties and document variables.
Creates accessible Word documents with 508 standard compliance with directly accessible elements like text and tables, and sets alternate text for all graphical elements like images, text boxes, shapes, charts, etc.
Customize the appearance of a text with text-level formatting options like font family, size, style, underline, strikethrough, text color, highlight, subscript, superscript, etc.
Customize the appearance of a paragraph with paragraph-level formatting options like indents, alignment, spacing, tab stops, text direction, etc.
Organize items or create an outline of a document with bullets and numbering ranging from a single-level list to a multilevel list.
Design the structure and layout of document pages with properties like size, margins, orientation, columns, line numbers, borders, page background, watermarks, etc.
Create and apply styles to ensure consistency within a document. Supports predefined and custom character styles, paragraph styles, and predefined table styles.
Create, insert, and delete tables in a document. Supports nested tables also.
Edit an existing table in a document by merging cells, adding or removing cells and rows, resizing cells, etc.
Format a table with properties like indent, alignment, cell margins and spacing, borders, shadings, repeat header row, break row across pages, etc.
Give a polished look to tables by applying built-in styles and conditional styling options like first row, last row, banded rows, first column, last column, and banded columns.
Copy a part of a document and insert it in the same or a different document with formatting options like use destination styles, keep source formatting, etc.
Navigate to a bookmark in the document and insert, edit, retrieve, or delete its content. Also replace the bookmarked contents with text, a part of a document, or an entire document.
Merge multiple documents into a single document with several formatting options like use destination styles, keep source formatting, etc.
Split a document into multiple small documents based on sections, placeholder text, or any document element.
Find text by matching whole words, and then highlight or format it. Also, find text patterns using regular expressions.
Replace the text or text patterns with another text, a part of a document, or an entire document. Retain source or target formatting.
Create, insert, and edit a table of contents (TOC) in a Word document. . Update or rebuild the TOC after modifying an existing Word document. Build TOC based on heading and custom styles, including page numbers, and hyperlinks for easy navigation.
Create and insert content controls like plain text, rich text, pictures, check boxes, combo boxes, drop-down lists, date pickers, etc., in the Word Open XML Format document (DOCX, DOTX, DOCM, DOTM, Word XML). Group a part of a document with block content control.
The content of the content control can only be viewed. Protect the content from being edited by locking it.. Also prevent deleting.
Bind content controls to an element in the custom XML part that is embedded in a document.
Create fillable forms with legacy form fields in Word documents for users to complete or print. Fill the form fields and extract data from the form fields effortlessly.
Creates more functional forms with content controls like plain text, rich text, pictures, check boxes, combo boxes, drop-down lists, date pickers, etc., in Word Open XML Format document. Fills the form and extracts filled data from the content controls effortlessly.
A comment is a note or annotation that an author or reviewer can add to a document. Also, edit and remove an existing comment from a document.
Accept and reject changes that are tracked within a Word document.
|Document Content Features||WORD 97-2003||WORD 2007-2016||RTF|
|Create a Word document from scratch or edit an existing Word document|
|Open an existing Word document from file system or stream|
|Save the Word document to file system, stream, or stream it to the client browser|
|Create, access, and modify paragraphs and text|
|Create, access, and modify tables, rows, and cells|
|Create, access, and modify hyperlinks|
|Create, access, and modify bookmarks|
|Access, create, and modify document sections, headers, and footers|
|Find and replace text|
|Iterate over document content|
|Copy and move document elements between documents|
|Merge multiple Word documents|
|Create, access, and modify table of contents|
|Rebuild and update table of contents|
|Create, access, and modify fields|
|Update fields such as IF, Formula, and other popular field types|
|Support for inserting watermarks|
|Create, access, and modify comments|
|Access and modify built-in document properties|
|Access and modify custom document properties|
|Create, access, and modify form fields|
|Create, access, and modify footnotes and endnotes|
|Create, access, and modify structured document tags (content controls)||-||-|
|Bind content controls to custom XML parts (XML mapping)||-||-|
|Accept or delete a particular revision or all the revisions in a document|
|Create, access, and modify OLE objects from the document|
|Support for inserting HTML text|
|Mail Merge||WORD 97-2003||WORD 2007-2016||RTF|
|Create, access, and modify merge fields|
|Retrieve mail merge field names|
|Insert images during mail merge|
|Event handling during mail merge process to apply formatting|
|Perform mail merge on documents that contain complex merge fields|
|Perform mail merge for a specified region|
|Perform mail merge on reports that contain relational details (parent-child data)|
|Perform mail merge from any .NET data source such as string array, DataSet, DataTable, DataView, DataReader|
|Perform mail merge from any data source such as IEnumerable collection and dynamic objects|
|Document Formatting||WORD 97-2003||WORD 2007-2016||RTF|
|Support for character formatting including font size, font color, font name, bold, italic, underline, etc.|
|Support for paragraph formatting including line spacing, alignment, indentation, spacing before and after, keep follow, etc.|
|Support for bulleted and numbered lists formatting including numbering and levels|
|Support for table formatting including alignment, borders, and shading|
|Access and modify all section properties including paper size, margins, and orientation|
|Access, create, and modify paragraph styles|
|Support for applying predefined table styles|
|Find and Replace||WORD 97-2003||WORD 2007-2016||RTF|
|Find a specific word or phrase|
|Find a specified pattern using a regular expression|
|Replace text with another text or part of a document’s contents|
|Replace text while retaining the same formatting|
|Bookmarks||WORD 97-2003||WORD 2007-2016||RTF|
|Create and manipulate bookmarks|
|Navigate to a specific bookmark|
|Retrieve document contents between the specified bookmarks and merge to an existing or a new document|
|Insert text or part of a document’s contents between the specified bookmarks|
|Replace a document’s contents between the specified bookmarks with text or part of another document’s contents|
|Delete document contents between the specified bookmarks|
|Word 97-2003 formats (*.doc, *.dot)|
|Word 2007-2016 formats (*.docx, *.dotx, *.docm, *.dotm, *.xml)|
|Word 2003 XML Document (*.xml)|
|Image (PNG, BMP, JPEG)|
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