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How to create Word document in ASP.NET Core

Platform: ASP.NET Core |
Control: DocIO |
Published Date: November 26, 2018 |
Last Revised Date: May 14, 2019

Syncfusion Essential DocIO is a .NET Core 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 Core.

Steps to create Word document programmatically:

  1. Create a new ASP.NET Core Web application project.

Create ASP.NET Core Web application in Visual Studio

  1. Select Web Application pattern (Model-View-Controller) for the project.

Select Web application (Model-View-Controller)

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

Add DocIO NuGet package reference to the project

  1. Include the following namespaces in the HomeController.cs file.


using Syncfusion.DocIO;
using Syncfusion.DocIO.DLS;
using System.IO;
  1. A default action method named Index will be present in HomeController.cs. Right click on Index 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.


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


//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");
    MemoryStream stream = new MemoryStream();
    //Saves the Word document to  MemoryStream
    document.Save(stream, FormatType.Docx);
    stream.Position = 0;
    //Download Word document in the browser
    return File(stream, "application/msword", "Result.docx");

A complete working example of how to create Word document in ASP.NET Core 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, and most importantly PDF conversion 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 MVC

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


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