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How to create Word document in ASP.NET MVC

Platform: ASP.NET MVC |
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 ASP.NET MVC.

Steps to create Word document programmatically:

  1. Create a new ASP.NET MVC application project.

Create ASP.NET MVC application in Visual Studio

  1. Install the Syncfusion.DocIO.AspNet.Mvc5 NuGet package as a reference to your project from NuGet.org.

Add DocIO NuGet package reference to the project

  1. Include the following namespace in that HomeController.cs file.

C#

using Syncfusion.DocIO;
using Syncfusion.DocIO.DLS;

VB

Imports Syncfusion.DocIO
Imports Syncfusion.DocIO.DLS
  1. A default action method named Index will be present in HomeController.cs. Right click on this action method and select Go To View where you will be directed to its associated view page Index.cshtml.
  2. Add a new button in the Index.cshtml as shown below.

CSHTML:

@{Html.BeginForm("CreateDocument", "Home", FormMethod.Get);
{
<div>
    <input type="submit" value="Create Document" style="width:150px;height:27px" />
</div>
}
Html.EndForm();
}
  1. Add a new action method CreateDocument in HomeController.cs and include the below code snippet to create Word document and download it.

C#

//Creates a new instance of WordDocument (Empty Word Document)
using (WordDocument document = new WordDocument())
{
    //Adds a section and a paragraph to the document
    document.EnsureMinimal();
    //Appends text to the last paragraph of the document
    document.LastParagraph.AppendText("Hello World");
    //Saves the Word document to disk in DOCX format
    document.Save("Result.docx", FormatType.Docx, HttpContext.ApplicationInstance.Response, HttpContentDisposition.Attachment);
}

VB

' Creates a new instance of WordDocument (Empty Word Document)
Using document As WordDocument = New WordDocument
    ' Adds a section and a paragraph to the document
    document.EnsureMinimal()
    ' Appends text to the last paragraph of the document
    document.LastParagraph.AppendText("Hello World")
    ' Saves the Word document to disk in DOCX format
    document.Save("Result.docx", FormatType.Docx, HttpContext.ApplicationInstance.Response, HttpContentDisposition.Attachment)
End Using

A complete working example of how to create Word document in ASP.NET MVC 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 ASP.NET Core

Create Word document in C#

Create Word document in Windows Forms

Create Word document in WPF

Create Word document in Xamarin

Create Word document in Xamarin.Android

Note:

Starting with v16.2.0.x, if you reference Syncfusion assemblies from trial setup or from the NuGet feed, include a license key in your projects. Refer to link to learn about generating and registering Syncfusion license key in your application to use the components without trail message.

 

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