How to use Word Template with Telerik Document Processing Library using ASP.NET Core

We get frequent requests from customers wanting to build a document using a template with header and footer and just including text in the Word document using ASP.NET Core.

We can achieve this using the Telerik WordsProcessing library. In this blog post, we will explore how.

You can do this by importing the document template with the DocxFormatProvider (if the template is a DOCX document or with any other of the supported by the WordsProcessing format providers) into a RadFlowDocument, edit its content using the RadFlowDocumentEditor and export it with the appropriate format provider. 

First, you need to to install Telerik.Documents.Flow NuGet package see below picture where I am using Trial version of Telerik.

Add Template.docx file in root directory with header and footer.

In Program.cs file

Step 1 : Add below mentioned namespaces :

using System.Diagnostics;
using Telerik.Windows.Documents.Flow.FormatProviders.Docx;
using Telerik.Windows.Documents.Flow.Model;
using Telerik.Windows.Documents.Flow.Model.Editing;

Step 2 : Create RadFlowDocument object.

RadFlowDocument document;

Step 3 : And add the DocxFormatProvider for importing the DOCX Template in RadFlowDocument object “document”.

DocxFormatProvider provider = new DocxFormatProvider();

string templatePath = "Template.docx";

  using (Stream input = File.OpenRead(templatePath))
   {
       document = provider.Import(input);
   }

Step 4 : Now add the RadFlowDocumentEditor for editing the RadFlowDocument with providing it’s object. and with the RadFlowDocumentEditor object “editor” we are inserting the text.

RadFlowDocumentEditor editor = new RadFlowDocumentEditor(document);
editor.InsertText("Telerik WordsProcessing Library");

Step 5 : Now Define the Output of Document path. and export the document using above mentioned RadFlowDocumentEditor object “provider”.



 string outputDocumentPath = "Output.docx";
     
 using (Stream output = File.OpenWrite(outputDocumentPath))
     {
          provider.Export(document, output);
     }

Step 6 : And I am opening the file after exporting using below line of code you can also remove that if you don’t want to open file.

 Process.Start(new ProcessStartInfo() { FileName = outputDocumentPath, UseShellExecute = true });

The whole program look likes below :

Now you can get the Word Document File with name of Output.docx.

And for more information about the RadFlowDocumentEditor you can find in the RadFlowDocumentEditor help article.

If you are new to this library, I would suggest starting with the Getting Started help article and checking the WordsProcessing`s Cross-Platform Support topic.

UI for ASP.NET AJAX

Resources for webinar “Create Word/Excel/PDF Documents in ASP.NET AJAX Web Apps using Telerik Tools”

On May 28 2015 we conducted one more webinar as part of our Thursday Webinar Series for Asia Pacific. This blog post is a recap of the webinar. You will be able to check out the slide deck that i used in the webinar and also the video recording of the webinar if you missed it live. This webinar was all about understanding how to create Word/Excel/PDF documents without installing either MS Office software of any PDF related software on your web server. Rather use our UI for ASP.NET AJAX suite and perform the document processing task.

UI for ASP.NET AJAX:

UI for ASP.NET AJAX is our complete toolbox for your ASP.NET AJAX based web applications. You get 70+ controls in this suite. The controls cater to almost any needs of your project. You can know more about our ASP.NET AJAX controls suite here: http://www.telerik.com/aspnet-ajax.

UI for ASP.NET AJAX

UI for ASP.NET AJAX

 

Slide Deck:

Here is the slide deck used for the webinar:

 

Video Recording:

Here is the video recording of the webinar. If you missed live webinar, you now have on demand viewing through the below recording.

 

Till next time – Happy Coding !