Convert Word document to Image in ASP.NET

6 Jul 20234 minutes to read

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

Steps to convert Word document to Image in C#

Step 1: Create a new ASP.NET Web application project.

Create ASP.NET Web application in Visual Studio

Step 2: Select the Empty project.

Create ASP.NET Web application in Visual Studio

Step 3: Install the Syncfusion.DocIO.AspNet NuGet package as a reference to your project from

Install Syncfusion.DocIO.AspNet NuGet package


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Step 4: Add a new Web Form in your project. Right click on the project and select Add > New Item and add a Web Form from the list. Name it as MainPage.

Step 5: Add a new button in the MainPage.aspx as shown below.

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeBehind="MainPage.aspx.cs" Inherits="Convert_Word_Document_to_Image.MainPage" %>

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html xmlns="">
<head runat="server">
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
             <asp:Button ID="Button1" runat="server" Text="Convert Word to Image" OnClick="OnButtonClicked" />

Step 6: Include the following namespace in your MainPage.aspx.cs file.

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

Step 7: Include the below code snippet in the click event of the button in MainPage.aspx.cs, to convert the Word document to image and download it.

protected void OnButtonClicked(object sender, EventArgs e)
    //Open existing Word document.
    using (FileStream docStream = new FileStream(Server.MapPath("~/App_Data/Input.docx"), FileMode.Open, FileAccess.Read))
        //Loads file stream into Word document
        using (WordDocument wordDocument = new WordDocument(docStream, FormatType.Docx))
            //Convert the first page of the Word document into an image.
            System.Drawing.Image image = wordDocument.RenderAsImages(0, ImageType.Bitmap);
            //Save the image as jpeg.
            ExportAsImage(image, "WordToImage.Jpeg", ImageFormat.Jpeg, HttpContext.Current.Response);

//Download the image file
protected void ExportAsImage(System.Drawing.Image image, string fileName, ImageFormat imageFormat, HttpResponse response)
    string disposition = "content-disposition";
    response.AddHeader(disposition, "attachment; filename=" + fileName);
    if (imageFormat != ImageFormat.Emf)
        image.Save(Response.OutputStream, imageFormat);

You can download a complete working sample from GitHub.

By executing the program, you will get the image as follows.

Word to Image in ASP.NET

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