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How to create Word document in WPF

Platform: WPF |
Control: DocIO |
Published Date: November 13, 2018 |
Last Revised Date: April 25, 2019

Syncfusion Essential DocIO is a .NET Word library used to create, read, and edit Word documents programmatically without Microsoft Word or interop dependencies. Using this library, you can create a Word document in WPF.

Steps to create Word document programmatically in WPF:

  1. Create a new WPF application project.

Create WPF application in Visual Studio

  1. Install the Syncfusion.DocIO.Wpf NuGet package as a reference to your WPF application from NuGet.org.

Add DocIO NuGet package reference to the project

  1. Include the following namespaces in the MainWindow.xaml.cs file.


using Syncfusion.DocIO.DLS;
using System;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Windows;


Imports Syncfusion.DocIO.DLS
Imports System
Imports System.ComponentModel
Imports System.Windows
  1. Add a new button in MainWindow.xaml to create Word file as follows.


<Button Click="btnCreate_Click" Margin="0,0,10,12" VerticalAlignment="Bottom" Height="30" BorderBrush="LightBlue" HorizontalAlignment="Right" Width="180">
    <LinearGradientBrush EndPoint="0.5,-0.04" StartPoint="0.5,1.04">
        <GradientStop Color="#FFD9E9F7" Offset="0"/>
        <GradientStop Color="#FFEFF8FF" Offset="1"/>
<StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal" Height="23" Margin="0,0,0,-2.52" VerticalAlignment="Bottom" HorizontalAlignment="Right" Width="100">
    <Image Name="image2" Margin="2" HorizontalAlignment="Center" VerticalAlignment="Center" />
    <TextBlock Text="Create Document" Height="15.96" Width="126" Margin="0,4,0,3" />
  1. Add the following code in btnCreate_Click to create Word document with simple text.


//Creates a new instance of WordDocument (Empty Word Document)
using (WordDocument document = new WordDocument())
    //Adds a section and a paragraph to the document
    //Appends text to the last paragraph of the document
    document.LastParagraph.AppendText("Hello World");
    //Saves the Word document


' Creates a new instance of WordDocument (Empty Word Document)
Using document As WordDocument = New WordDocument
    ' Adds a section and a paragraph to the document
    ' Appends text to the last paragraph of the document
    document.LastParagraph.AppendText("Hello World")
    ' Saves the Word document
End Using

A complete working example of how to create Word document in WPF can be downloaded from Create-Word-file.zip

By executing the program, you will get the Word document as follows.

Generated or created Word document

Take a moment to peruse the documentation, where you can find basic Word document processing options along with features like mail merge, merge and split documents, find and replace text in the Word document, protect the Word documents, and most importantly PDF and Image conversions with code examples.

Explore more about the rich set of Syncfusion Word Framework features.

An online example to generate or create Word document.

See Also:

Create Word document in Windows Forms

Create Word document in ASP.NET Core

Create Word document in ASP.NET MVC

Create Word document in Xamarin

Create Word document in Xamarin.Android


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