Create Word document in Windows Forms

5 Nov 201913 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 Windows Forms.

Steps to create Word document programmatically:

1.Create a new Windows Forms application project.

Create Windows Forms application in Visual Studio

2.Install Syncfusion.DocIO.WinForms NuGet package as a reference to your Windows Forms application from the NuGet.org.

Install DocIO Windows Forms NuGet package

NOTE

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3.Include the following namespaces in the Form1.Designer.cs file.

using Syncfusion.DocIO;
using Syncfusion.DocIO.DLS;
using System;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Windows.Forms;

4.Add a new button in Form1.Designer.cs to create Word file as follows.

private Button btnCreate;
private Label label;
  
private void InitializeComponent()
{
    label = new Label();
    btnCreate = new Button();
  
    //Label
    label.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(0, 40);
    label.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(426, 35);
    label.Text = "Click the button to view a Word document generated by Essential DocIO. Please note that Microsoft Word Viewer or Microsoft Word is required to view the resultant Word document";
    label.TextAlign = System.Drawing.ContentAlignment.MiddleCenter;
  
    //Button
    btnCreate.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(180, 110);
    btnCreate.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(85, 36);
    btnCreate.Text = "Create Document";
    btnCreate.Click += new EventHandler(btnCreate_Click);
  
    //Create Word
    ClientSize = new System.Drawing.Size(450, 150);
    Controls.Add(label);
    Controls.Add(btnCreate);
    Text = "Create Word";
}

5.Add the following code in btnCreate_Click to create Word document with simple text.

// 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 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 = 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 = Syncfusion.DocIO.DLS.HorizontalAlignment.Left;
WTextRange textRange = paragraph.AppendText("Adventure Works Cycles") as WTextRange;
textRange.CharacterFormat.FontSize = 12f;
textRange.CharacterFormat.FontName = "Calibri";
textRange.CharacterFormat.TextColor = Color.Red;

//Appends paragraph.
paragraph = section.AddParagraph();
paragraph.ApplyStyle("Heading 1");
paragraph.ParagraphFormat.HorizontalAlignment = Syncfusion.DocIO.DLS.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 = Syncfusion.DocIO.DLS.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 = Syncfusion.DocIO.DLS.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
document.Save("Sample.docx");

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

Windows Forms output Word document