[Expand]General Information
[Expand]WinForms Controls
[Expand]ASP.NET Controls and MVC Extensions
[Expand]ASP.NET Bootstrap Controls
[Expand]ASP.NET Core Bootstrap Controls
[Expand]WPF Controls
[Expand]Xamarin Controls
[Expand]Windows 10 App Controls
[Collapse]Office File API
  Demo Application
  Redistribution and Deployment
 [Expand]Spreadsheet Document API
 [Collapse]Word Processing Document API
   Getting Started
  [Expand]WordProcessing Document
  [Expand]Merge and Split Documents
   Import and Export
  [Expand]Fields
  [Expand]Mail Merge
   Printing
   Export to PDF
   Document Protection
   HTML Tag Support
  [Expand]Examples
 [Expand]PDF Document API
 [Expand]Excel Export Library
 [Expand]Snap Report API
 [Expand]Zip Compression and Archive API
 [Expand]Barcode Generation API
 [Expand]Unit Conversion API
 [Expand]API Reference
[Expand]Reporting
[Expand]Report and Dashboard Server
[Expand]Dashboard
[Expand]eXpressApp Framework
[Expand]eXpress Persistent Objects
[Expand]CodeRush
[Expand]CodeRush Classic
[Expand]Cross-Platform Core Libraries
[Expand]Tools and Utilities
 End-User Documentation
View this topic on docs.devexpress.com (Learn more)

Getting Started

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

  1. Start Visual Studio and create a new project by selecting FILE | New | Project… in the main menu. In the invoked New Project dialog, select Console Application, specify the project name and location, and click OK.

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

  3. In the invoked Reference Manager dialog, add references to the following libraries.

    • System.Drawing.dll (to follow this example only)
    • DevExpress.Data.v18.2.dll
    • DevExpress.Office.v18.2.Core.dll
    • DevExpress.RichEdit.v18.2.Core.dll
    • DevExpress.Printing.v18.2.Core.dll
    • DevExpress.Pdf.v18.2.Core.dll
  4. Paste the code listed 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 following image demonstrates the file generated after executing the code above (the document is opened in Microsoft® Word®).

Is this topic helpful?​​​​​​​