Cross-Platform Document Processing

Generate and process Microsoft Word documents across multiple platforms and operating systems. DevExpress .NET Word Document API supports the following platforms and operating systems:

  • Windows, Linux, MacOS
  • Azure, Docker
  • .NET 5 / .NET Framework 4.5.2+
  • .NET Core 2.1+ / NET Core 3.0+ / .NET Standard 2.0+

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Supported File Formats

The DevExpress Word Document API allows you to create document processing/document generation solutions with ease. It supports nearly all Microsoft Word document formats including:

  • DOC, DOCX, DOCM
  • DOT, DOTM, DOTX
  • TXT, RTF
  • HTML, MHTML
  • OpenDocument (ODT)
  • WordML
  • XML

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Supported Word Doc Elements

Our Word Document API also supports a massive range of document formatting elements including:

  • Paragraphs and Sections
  • Lists (Bulleted, Numbered, Multilevel)
  • Bookmarks, Hyperlinks
  • Tables
  • Table of Contents
  • Fields / Placeholders
  • Text Boxes, Checkboxes
  • Shapes, Images, OLE Objects
  • Headers and Footers
  • Footnotes and Endnotes
  • Comments
  • Custom XML
  • Document Properties
Supported Word Doc Elements - Office File API | DevExpress

Print. Convert to PDF or an Image

Printing a document has never been easier. You can configure printer settings and print your document with a simple method call or use a Print Dialog integrated into DevExpress Rich Text Editors (if using our UI controls). You can customize page range, number of copies, paper size, orientation, and other relevant page settings.

And yes, our Word Document API includes everything you need to convert documents from one format to another, be it PDF or Image formats (PNG, JPEG, BMP, TIFF, EMF, WMF, GIF).

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Print. Convert to PDF or an Image - Office File API | DevExpress

Word Mail Merge

Our Document API ships with built-in Mail Merge support. This feature allows you to automatically generate a batch of documents based on a single document template and instantly address a variety of usage scenarios within an enterprise - from automated form letter generation to the printing of product catalogs (and everything in between).

See Demo

Word Mail Merge - Office File API | DevExpress

Merge/Split Word Documents

With the DevExpress .NET Document API, you can easily combine multiple Microsoft Word documents into one. You can also split a document or extract its content across multiple files.

Merge/Split Word Documents - Office File API | DevExpress

Find & Replace Text

With our Word Document API, you can quickly locate and replace text in Word documents. You can search for specific text string or specify a regular expression. Our Search API allows you to specify search direction, make your search case-sensitive, etc.

See Demo

Find and Replace Text - Office File API | DevExpress

Text Formatting & Hyphenation

The DevExpress Word Document API includes the following formatting options:

  • Character and Paragraph Formatting
  • Document Styles
  • Word Hyphenation
  • Right-to-Left (RTL) Support
Text Formatting and Hyphenation - Office File API | DevExpress

Track Document Changes

Track Changes support allows you to retain a history of edits made to a document. With this feature, you can obtain, accept or reject changes made to a document (DOCX, DOC, RTF, WordML, HTML). Documents - along with their revisions - can be printed and exported to PDF as needed. Our Track Changes API allows you to execute the following actions:

  • Manage Existing Revisions
  • Create New Revisions
  • Specify Display Options for Revisions
Track Document Changes - Office File API | DevExpress

Protect Word Documents

With our .NET Document API, you can quickly password-protect your Word documents and prevent unauthorized use. Security options include:

  • Restrict Document Modification
  • Encrypt a Document with a Password
  • Grant User Permissions
  • Electronically Sign Microsoft Word Documents

See Demo

Protect Word Documents - Office File API | DevExpress

DevExpress Rich Text Editors (RTF)

From DOC to DOCX and everything in between, the DevExpress Rich Text Editors ship with everything you'll need to quickly incorporate advanced text editing functionality in your next desktop and web application.

Our RTF Editors ship with a rich collection of end-user options so you can deliver Microsoft Word-inspired functionality with ease. If your app requires a full document processing user interface (if you need to introduce a Word-inspired UX into your app), please refer to the following web pages for more information on our Rich Text Editors:

DevExpress Rich Text Editors (RTF) - Office File API | DevExpress

Newest Office File API & Word API Features

for the .NET, .NET Core, Visual Studio 2019

Our goal is perfection and thanks to feedback from our loyal users, we continue to improve the capabilities of our Word Document API.
See what we've been up to in the recent release cycle.



RC4 CryptoAPI Encryption - Word Document API | DevExpress

RC4 CryptoAPI Encryption

DevExpress Word Processing Document API can import and export RC4 CryptoAPI encrypted DOC files. RC4 CryptoAPI is now the default encryption method for binary files if you use the Strong encryption type to encrypt your documents.

Charts - Word Document API | DevExpress

Charts

Our Word Processing Document API can now display, print, and export (to PDF) documents with charts. You can also use our Spreadsheet Chart API to create 2D/3D charts in code, apply chart styles, and format individual chart elements.

Watermarks - Word Document API | DevExpress

Watermarks

You can now import and export documents with watermarks. Watermarks are displayed, printed, and exported to PDF. Word File API allows you to insert picture and text watermarks, specify watermark options, or remove existing watermarks from a document.

 

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Recent Office File API & Word API News



2021 Roadmap

Based on your votes and feedback, we've finalized our 2021 Office File API Roadmap. We thank you for your continued support and for sharing your needs/requirements.

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Digital Signatures in Office Documents

As of our last major release, our Office File API offers support for digital signatures. You can now electronically sign Microsorf Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents.

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OLE Objects

As you may already know, our Word Processing File API supports OLE objects. OLE technology allows you to insert data (spreadsheets, images, charts, etc.) from external applications into your document.

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Supported IDEs

Review the list of development tools and frameworks supported by our products. We strongly recommend that you always download and use the most recent versions. If the latest version does not support the IDE or framework that you're using, please write to us at support@devexpress.com and request the an evaluation version that suits your requirements.

Versions
21.1.5
18.1.16
12.2.18
11.1.12
Release Date
5-August-2021
29-April-2021
15-October-2014
21-June-2012
Supported Frameworks
.NET 5
.NET Core 3.0+
.NET Framework 4.5.2+
.NET Standard 2.0+
.NET Framework 4.0+
.NET Framework 4.5
.NET Framework 4.0
.NET Framework 3.5
.NET Framework 4.0
.NET Framework 3.5
.NET Framework 2.0
Supported IDE
Visual Studio 2019
Visual Studio 2017
Visual Studio 2015
Visual Studio 2013
Visual Studio 2012
Visual Studio 2019
Visual Studio 2017
Visual Studio 2015
Visual Studio 2013
Visual Studio 2012
Visual Studio 2010
Visual Studio 2013
Visual Studio 2012
Visual Studio 2010
Visual Studio 2008
Visual Studio 2010
Visual Studio 2008
Visual Studio 2005

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Microsoft Office required for the DevExpress Word Processing Document API?

No, you do not need a copy of Microsoft Office to generate DOC, DOCx files.

What can I do with the DevExpress Word Processing Document API?

You can manage and modify text documents through files, streams and byte arrays. You can print and export DOC/DOCx to PDF, merge or split documents, generate new documents using templates, modify content, protect documents with passwords and digital signatures, and convert documents to different rich text & image file formats.

Does the Word Processing Document API support .NET Core?

Yes. It supports .NET Core 2.1+ / NET Core 3.0+ / .NET Standard 2.0+. Our Word Processing file API is also compatible with .NET 5. The DevExpress Word Processing file generation API works in apps that run on Windows, Linux, and MacOS. You can even deploy your apps on Azure.

How do I get started with the Word Processing Document API?

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