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Getting Started

This tutorial describes how to get started with the Word Processing Document API.

  1. Start Visual Studio and create a new Console Application (NET Core) project.

  2. In the Solution Explorer, right-click the References node and select Add Reference... in the context menu.

  3. Add references to the following libraries.

    • System.Drawing.dll (to follow this example only)
    • DevExpress.Data.v19.1.dll
    • DevExpress.Office.v19.1.Core.dll
    • DevExpress.RichEdit.v19.1.Core.dll
    • DevExpress.Printing.v19.1.Core.dll
    • DevExpress.Pdf.v19.1.Core.dll
  4. Paste the code from below in the Main method of the Program.cs file (or the Main procedure of the Module1.vb file for Visual Basic). This example creates and saves the Test.docx file, and opens it in the default application registered for this file type.
  5. Run the project. The generated file appears as follows (the document is opened in Microsoft® Word®).

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