The Syncfusion Essential DocIO is a feature-rich and high-performance .NET MAUI Word library that allows you to add advanced Word document processing functionalities to any .NET MAUI 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 provides functionalities for merging, splitting, organizing Word documents and finding and replacing text with ease.
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 also to PDF, and ODT files.
Design reports using Microsoft Word and use DocIO to dynamically populate them with data. The final report can then be saved to a Word file or exported to other supported formats like PDF.
Performs mail merge by repeating the entire document automatically for every record in the data source. Multiple documents can also be created from a Word template.
Performs mail merge by repeating a particular region of the document automatically for every record in the data source.
Generates complex reports by repeating nested region of document with relational data.
Populate the template Word document 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 places the image in the merge field.
Customizes the document during mail merge by formatting and editing the merged text, numeric data, and image data with mail merge events, and also the layout of the document by inserting breaks.
Supports mail merge options like mapping merge fields with fields in a data source, 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 contents with sections for grouping contents and making the contents start on a new page, odd page, even page, or continue on the same page.
Add information like title, author, branding, or page number to repeat it at the top and bottom of every page. Use many header and footer types such as different first page and different odd and even pages.
Create or edit documents in supported languages. Use left-to-right and right-to-left text.
Insert images in a document with all the common layout options like text wrapping, positioning, and sizing. Use all common image formats like PNG, BMP, JPEG, TIFF, GIF, EMF, WMF, SVG, etc.
Create and insert bookmarks to identify parts of the document for future reference.
Create a link in a document for quick access to webpages, files, email, bookmarks, etc.
Add dynamic information like title, time, and page number in a Word document that update automatically. Update commonly used fields like merge field, 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 documents (DOCX, DOTX, DOCM, DOTM, Word XML). Insert and edit text. Format and remove an existing shape.
Graphically represent a set of data with common chart types like column, line, pie, and bar in Word open XML format documents (DOCX, DOTX, DOCM, DOTM, Word XML). Add and modify data, titles, axes, data labels, legends, trendlines, etc. Format and remove an existing chart.
Embed all the 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, or credits can be added at the end of each page and document. Edit and remove an existing note from a document.
Reads and writes document information with built-in document properties. Also, supports custom document properties and document variables.
Create accessible Word documents with 508-standard compliance with directly accessible elements like text and tables. Set alternate text for all graphical elements like images, text boxes, shapes, and charts.
Customize the appearance of text with several text-level formatting options, like: font family, size, style, underline, strikethrough, text color, highlight, subscript, superscript.
Customize the appearance of a paragraph with several paragraph-level formatting options, like: indents, alignment, spacing, tab stops, text direction, etc.
Organize items or create an outline of the document with bullets and numbering ranging from single-level to multilevel lists.
Design the structure and layout of document pages with several properties like size, margins, orientation, columns, line numbers, borders, page background, watermarks, etc.
Create and apply styles to ensure consistency within a document. Use predefined and custom character styles, paragraph styles, and predefined table styles.
Create, insert, and delete tables in a document. Use nested tables, too.
Edit a table in a document by merging cells, adding or removing cells and rows, resizing cells, etc.
Format a table with several properties like indent, alignment, cell margins and spacing, borders, shadings, repeat header row, break row across pages.
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 part of a document and insert that part into the same or a different document with several formatting options like using destination styles and keeping source formatting. Use common paste options like those in Microsoft Word.
Navigate to a bookmark in the document and insert, edit, retrieve, or delete its content. Replace the bookmarked contents with text, a part of a document, or an entire document.
Merges multiple documents into a single document with several formatting options like using destination styles, keeping source formatting, etc.
Split a document into multiple small documents based on sections, placeholder text, or any document element.
For more information, check out our merge and split Word document features.
Find text by matching whole words, then highlight or format it. Find text patterns using regular expressions.
Replace the text or text pattern with another piece of text, a part of a document, or an entire document. Retain source or target formatting.
Create, insert, and edit a table of contents (TOC) to outline the contents of a document. Update or rebuild the TOC after modifying an existing Word document. Build a TOC based on headings with 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, and date pickers in the Word open XML format documents (DOCX, DOTX, DOCM, DOTM, Word XML). Group a part of a document with a block content control.
Protect the content of a content control from being edited by locking its content. Also prevent deleting a content control from the document.
Bind content controls to an element in a custom XML part that is embedded in a document.
Create fillable forms with legacy form fields in Word documents. Fill the form fields and extract filled data from them effortlessly.
Create more functional forms with content controls like plain text, rich text, pictures, check boxes, combo boxes, drop-down lists, and date pickers in Word open XML format documents. Fill the form and extract filled data from the content controls effortlessly.
Create and insert comments in a document to add notes about a part of the document while reviewing. Edit and remove comments 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.|
|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.|
|Insert 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 list 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 other 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 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 specified bookmarks.|
|Word 97-2003 formats (*.doc, *.dot)|
|Word 2007-2016 formats (*.docx, *.dotx, *.docm, *.dotm, *.xml)|
|Word 2003 XML Document (*.xml)|
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