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How to open a Word document available in the file explorer control using DocumentEditor

Platform: JavaScript - EJ 2 |
Control: DocumentEditor

You can open a Word document in the Document Editor control while clicking the Word document from the FileExplorer control using its beforeOpen event.


<!-- Essential JS 1 default theme -->
    <link href=" http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ " rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
    <!-- Essential JS 2 material theme -->
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/styles/compatibility/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
    <!-- Essential JS 1 scripts -->
    <script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/js/assets/external/jquery-1.11.3.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/js/assets/external/jquery.easing.1.3.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/js/assets/external/jsrender.min.js"></script>
    <script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <!-- Essential JS 2 script -->
    <script src=" https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
        //Extend ej namespace with Syncfusion
        $.extend(ej, Syncfusion)
<div id="target">
    <div id="filePicker_target">
        <div id="fileExplorer"></div>
    <div id=dialog>
        <div id="container"></div>



    "isResponsive": true,
    "layout": "tile",
    "width": "100%",
    "fileTypes": "*.png, *.gif, *.jpg, *.jpeg, *.docx",
    "path": "~/FileExplorerContent/",
    "ajaxAction": "/Home/FileActionDefault",
    "minWidth": "150px",
    "beforeOpen": "onBeforeOpen"
var dialog = new ejs.popups.Dialog({
    "height": "100%",
    "isModal": true,
    "showCloseIcon": true,
    "visible": false,
    "zIndex": 0.0,
    "beforeOpen": onDialogBeforeOpen,
    "close": onDialogClose,
    "open": resizeEditor
var container = new ejs.documenteditor.DocumentEditorContainer({
    "enableLocalPaste": false,
    "enableToolbar": true,
    "restrictEditing": false,
    "showPropertiesPane": false
var filePicker = document.getElementById("filePicker_target");
function onBeforeOpen(args) {
    if (args.itemType == "File" && (/\.(doc|docx|rtf|txt|html)$/i).test(args.model.selectedItems[0])) {
        var filePath = args.model.selectedFolder + args.model.selectedItems[0];
        var httpRequest = new XMLHttpRequest();
        httpRequest.open('POST', "/api/DocumentEditor/Import?filePath=" + filePath, true);
        httpRequest.onreadystatechange = function () {
            if (httpRequest.readyState === 4) {
                if (httpRequest.status === 200 || httpRequest.status === 304) {
                } else {
function resizeEditor() {
    var container = document.getElementById("container").ej2_instances[0];
function onDialogBeforeOpen() {
    filePicker.style.display = 'none';
    setTimeout(function () {
function onDialogClose() {
    filePicker.style.display = 'block';



using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.IO;
using System.Linq;
using System.Net;
using System.Net.Http;
using System.Web.Http;
using EJ2WordDocument = Syncfusion.EJ2.DocumentEditor.WordDocument;
// To process the import request.
        public HttpResponseMessage Import(string filePath)
            filePath = System.Web.HttpContext.Current.Server.MapPath(filePath);
            //If the path from local drive.
            Stream fileStream = System.IO.File.Open(filePath, FileMode.Open, System.IO.FileAccess.Read);
            fileStream.Position = 0;
            int index = filePath.LastIndexOf('.');
            string type = index > -1 && index < filePath.Length - 1 ?
                filePath.Substring(index) : ".docx";
            EJ2WordDocument document = EJ2WordDocument.Load(fileStream, GetFormatType(type.ToLower()));
            string json = Newtonsoft.Json.JsonConvert.SerializeObject(document);
            return new HttpResponseMessage() { Content = new StringContent(json) };
        internal static Syncfusion.EJ2.DocumentEditor.FormatType GetFormatType(string format)
            if (string.IsNullOrEmpty(format))
                throw new NotSupportedException("EJ2 DocumentEditor does not support this file format.");
            switch (format.ToLower())
                case ".dotx":
                case ".docx":
                case ".docm":
                case ".dotm":
                    return Syncfusion.EJ2.DocumentEditor.FormatType.Docx;
                case ".dot":
                case ".doc":
                    return Syncfusion.EJ2.DocumentEditor.FormatType.Doc;
                case ".rtf":
                    return Syncfusion.EJ2.DocumentEditor.FormatType.Rtf;
                case ".txt":
                    return Syncfusion.EJ2.DocumentEditor.FormatType.Txt;
                case ".xml":
                    return Syncfusion.EJ2.DocumentEditor.FormatType.WordML;
                    throw new NotSupportedException("EJ2 DocumentEditor does not support this file format.");


File Manager.


Opened Word Document.



In the previously given sample, the FileExplorer control is provided with the Word documents. By using the Document Editor control, you can open a Word document by selecting it.

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