Create Word document in ASP.NET MVC

5 Nov 201912 minutes to read

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

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

Install DocIO ASP.NET MVC NuGet package

NOTE

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

using Syncfusion.DocIO;
using Syncfusion.DocIO.DLS;
using System.IO;
using System.Drawing;

4.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.

5.Add a new button in the Index.cshtml as shown below.

@{Html.BeginForm("CreateDocument", "Home", FormMethod.Get);
{
<div>
    <input type="submit" value="Create Document" style="width:150px;height:27px" />
</div>
}
Html.EndForm();
}

6.Add a new action method CreateDocument in HomeController.cs and include the below code snippet to create Word document and download it.

// Creating a new document.
WordDocument document = new WordDocument();
//Adding a new section to the document.
WSection section = document.AddSection() as WSection;
//Set Margin of the section
section.PageSetup.Margins.All = 72;
//Set page size of the section
section.PageSetup.PageSize = new System.Drawing.SizeF(612, 792);

//Create Paragraph styles
WParagraphStyle style = document.AddParagraphStyle("Normal") as WParagraphStyle;
style.CharacterFormat.FontName = "Calibri";
style.CharacterFormat.FontSize = 11f;
style.ParagraphFormat.BeforeSpacing = 0;
style.ParagraphFormat.AfterSpacing = 8;
style.ParagraphFormat.LineSpacing = 13.8f;

style = document.AddParagraphStyle("Heading 1") as WParagraphStyle;
style.ApplyBaseStyle("Normal");
style.CharacterFormat.FontName = "Calibri Light";
style.CharacterFormat.FontSize = 16f;
style.CharacterFormat.TextColor = System.Drawing.Color.FromArgb(46, 116, 181);
style.ParagraphFormat.BeforeSpacing = 12;
style.ParagraphFormat.AfterSpacing = 0;
style.ParagraphFormat.Keep = true;
style.ParagraphFormat.KeepFollow = true;
style.ParagraphFormat.OutlineLevel = OutlineLevel.Level1;
IWParagraph paragraph = section.HeadersFooters.Header.AddParagraph();

// Gets the image stream.
IWPicture picture = paragraph.AppendPicture(new Bitmap("AdventureCycle.jpg")) as WPicture;
picture.TextWrappingStyle = TextWrappingStyle.InFrontOfText;
picture.VerticalOrigin = VerticalOrigin.Margin;
picture.VerticalPosition = -45;
picture.HorizontalOrigin = HorizontalOrigin.Column;
picture.HorizontalPosition = 263.5f;
picture.WidthScale = 20;
picture.HeightScale = 15;

paragraph.ApplyStyle("Normal");
paragraph.ParagraphFormat.HorizontalAlignment = HorizontalAlignment.Left;
WTextRange textRange = paragraph.AppendText("Adventure Works Cycles") as WTextRange;
textRange.CharacterFormat.FontSize = 12f;
textRange.CharacterFormat.FontName = "Calibri";
textRange.CharacterFormat.TextColor = System.Drawing.Color.Red;

//Appends paragraph.
paragraph = section.AddParagraph();
paragraph.ApplyStyle("Heading 1");
paragraph.ParagraphFormat.HorizontalAlignment = HorizontalAlignment.Center;
textRange = paragraph.AppendText("Adventure Works Cycles") as WTextRange;
textRange.CharacterFormat.FontSize = 18f;
textRange.CharacterFormat.FontName = "Calibri";

//Appends paragraph.
paragraph = section.AddParagraph();
paragraph.ParagraphFormat.FirstLineIndent = 36;
paragraph.BreakCharacterFormat.FontSize = 12f;
textRange = paragraph.AppendText("Adventure Works Cycles, the fictitious company on which the AdventureWorks sample databases are based, is a large, multinational manufacturing company. The company manufactures and sells metal and composite bicycles to North American, European and Asian commercial markets. While its base operation is in Bothell, Washington with 290 employees, several regional sales teams are located throughout their market base.") as WTextRange;
textRange.CharacterFormat.FontSize = 12f;

//Appends paragraph.
paragraph = section.AddParagraph();
paragraph.ParagraphFormat.FirstLineIndent = 36;
paragraph.BreakCharacterFormat.FontSize = 12f;
textRange = paragraph.AppendText("In 2000, AdventureWorks Cycles bought a small manufacturing plant, Importadores Neptuno, located in Mexico. Importadores Neptuno manufactures several critical subcomponents for the AdventureWorks Cycles product line. These subcomponents are shipped to the Bothell location for final product assembly. In 2001, Importadores Neptuno, became the sole manufacturer and distributor of the touring bicycle product group.") as WTextRange;
textRange.CharacterFormat.FontSize = 12f;

paragraph = section.AddParagraph();
paragraph.ApplyStyle("Heading 1");
paragraph.ParagraphFormat.HorizontalAlignment = HorizontalAlignment.Left;
textRange = paragraph.AppendText("Product Overview") as WTextRange;
textRange.CharacterFormat.FontSize = 16f;
textRange.CharacterFormat.FontName = "Calibri";
//Appends table.
IWTable table = section.AddTable();
table.ResetCells(3, 2);
table.TableFormat.Borders.BorderType = BorderStyle.None;
table.TableFormat.IsAutoResized = true;

//Appends paragraph.
paragraph = table[0, 0].AddParagraph();
paragraph.ParagraphFormat.AfterSpacing = 0;
paragraph.BreakCharacterFormat.FontSize = 12f;
//Appends picture to the paragraph.
picture = paragraph.AppendPicture(new Bitmap("Mountain-200.jpg")) as WPicture;
picture.TextWrappingStyle = TextWrappingStyle.TopAndBottom;
picture.VerticalOrigin = VerticalOrigin.Paragraph;
picture.VerticalPosition = 4.5f;
picture.HorizontalOrigin = HorizontalOrigin.Column;
picture.HorizontalPosition = -2.15f;
picture.WidthScale = 79;
picture.HeightScale = 79;

//Appends paragraph.
paragraph = table[0, 1].AddParagraph();
paragraph.ApplyStyle("Heading 1");
paragraph.ParagraphFormat.AfterSpacing = 0;
paragraph.ParagraphFormat.LineSpacing = 12f;
paragraph.AppendText("Mountain-200");
//Appends paragraph.
paragraph = table[0, 1].AddParagraph();
paragraph.ParagraphFormat.AfterSpacing = 0;
paragraph.ParagraphFormat.LineSpacing = 12f;
paragraph.BreakCharacterFormat.FontSize = 12f;
paragraph.BreakCharacterFormat.FontName = "Times New Roman";

textRange = paragraph.AppendText("Product No: BK-M68B-38\r") as WTextRange;
textRange.CharacterFormat.FontSize = 12f;
textRange.CharacterFormat.FontName = "Times New Roman";
textRange = paragraph.AppendText("Size: 38\r") as WTextRange;
textRange.CharacterFormat.FontSize = 12f;
textRange.CharacterFormat.FontName = "Times New Roman";
textRange = paragraph.AppendText("Weight: 25\r") as WTextRange;
textRange.CharacterFormat.FontSize = 12f;
textRange.CharacterFormat.FontName = "Times New Roman";
textRange = paragraph.AppendText("Price: $2,294.99\r") as WTextRange;
textRange.CharacterFormat.FontSize = 12f;
textRange.CharacterFormat.FontName = "Times New Roman";
//Appends paragraph.
paragraph = table[0, 1].AddParagraph();
paragraph.ParagraphFormat.AfterSpacing = 0;
paragraph.ParagraphFormat.LineSpacing = 12f;
paragraph.BreakCharacterFormat.FontSize = 12f;

//Appends paragraph.
paragraph = table[1, 0].AddParagraph();
paragraph.ApplyStyle("Heading 1");
paragraph.ParagraphFormat.AfterSpacing = 0;
paragraph.ParagraphFormat.LineSpacing = 12f;
paragraph.AppendText("Mountain-300 ");
//Appends paragraph.
paragraph = table[1, 0].AddParagraph();
paragraph.ParagraphFormat.AfterSpacing = 0;
paragraph.ParagraphFormat.LineSpacing = 12f;
paragraph.BreakCharacterFormat.FontSize = 12f;
paragraph.BreakCharacterFormat.FontName = "Times New Roman";
textRange = paragraph.AppendText("Product No: BK-M47B-38\r") as WTextRange;
textRange.CharacterFormat.FontSize = 12f;
textRange.CharacterFormat.FontName = "Times New Roman";
textRange = paragraph.AppendText("Size: 35\r") as WTextRange;
textRange.CharacterFormat.FontSize = 12f;
textRange.CharacterFormat.FontName = "Times New Roman";
textRange = paragraph.AppendText("Weight: 22\r") as WTextRange;
textRange.CharacterFormat.FontSize = 12f;
textRange.CharacterFormat.FontName = "Times New Roman";
textRange = paragraph.AppendText("Price: $1,079.99\r") as WTextRange;
textRange.CharacterFormat.FontSize = 12f;
textRange.CharacterFormat.FontName = "Times New Roman";
//Appends paragraph.
paragraph = table[1, 0].AddParagraph();
paragraph.ParagraphFormat.AfterSpacing = 0;
paragraph.ParagraphFormat.LineSpacing = 12f;
paragraph.BreakCharacterFormat.FontSize = 12f;

//Appends paragraph.
paragraph = table[1, 1].AddParagraph();
paragraph.ApplyStyle("Heading 1");
paragraph.ParagraphFormat.LineSpacing = 12f;
//Appends picture to the paragraph.
picture = paragraph.AppendPicture(new Bitmap("Mountain-300.jpg")) as WPicture;
picture.TextWrappingStyle = TextWrappingStyle.TopAndBottom;
picture.VerticalOrigin = VerticalOrigin.Paragraph;
picture.VerticalPosition = 8.2f;
picture.HorizontalOrigin = HorizontalOrigin.Column;
picture.HorizontalPosition = -14.95f;
picture.WidthScale = 75;
picture.HeightScale = 75;

//Appends paragraph.
paragraph = table[2, 0].AddParagraph();
paragraph.ApplyStyle("Heading 1");
paragraph.ParagraphFormat.LineSpacing = 12f;
	
//Appends picture to the paragraph.
picture = paragraph.AppendPicture(new Bitmap("Road-550-W.jpg")) as WPicture;
picture.TextWrappingStyle = TextWrappingStyle.TopAndBottom;
picture.VerticalOrigin = VerticalOrigin.Paragraph;
picture.VerticalPosition = 3.75f;
picture.HorizontalOrigin = HorizontalOrigin.Column;
picture.HorizontalPosition = -5f;
picture.WidthScale = 92;
picture.HeightScale = 92;

//Appends paragraph.
paragraph = table[2, 1].AddParagraph();
paragraph.ApplyStyle("Heading 1");
paragraph.ParagraphFormat.AfterSpacing = 0;
paragraph.ParagraphFormat.LineSpacing = 12f;
paragraph.AppendText("Road-150 ");
//Appends paragraph.
paragraph = table[2, 1].AddParagraph();
paragraph.ParagraphFormat.AfterSpacing = 0;
paragraph.ParagraphFormat.LineSpacing = 12f;
paragraph.BreakCharacterFormat.FontSize = 12f;
paragraph.BreakCharacterFormat.FontName = "Times New Roman";
textRange = paragraph.AppendText("Product No: BK-R93R-44\r") as WTextRange;
textRange.CharacterFormat.FontSize = 12f;
textRange.CharacterFormat.FontName = "Times New Roman";
textRange = paragraph.AppendText("Size: 44\r") as WTextRange;
textRange.CharacterFormat.FontSize = 12f;
textRange.CharacterFormat.FontName = "Times New Roman";
textRange = paragraph.AppendText("Weight: 14\r") as WTextRange;
textRange.CharacterFormat.FontSize = 12f;
textRange.CharacterFormat.FontName = "Times New Roman";
textRange = paragraph.AppendText("Price: $3,578.27\r") as WTextRange;
textRange.CharacterFormat.FontSize = 12f;
textRange.CharacterFormat.FontName = "Times New Roman";
//Appends paragraph.
section.AddParagraph();
	
//Saves the Word document to disk in DOCX format
document.Save("Sample.docx", FormatType.Docx, HttpContext.ApplicationInstance.Response, HttpContentDisposition.Attachment);

By executing the program, you will get the Word document as follows.

ASP.Net MVC output Word document