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TemplateEngine.Docx

Template engine for generating Word docx documents on the server-side with a human-created Word templates, based on content controls Word feature.

Based on Eric White code sample.

Installation

You can get it with NuGet package.

nuget install command

Example of usage

Here is source code of sample usage.

How to create template

  • Create Word document with prototype of content:
    document example

  • Switch to developer ribbon tab. If you can't see it, go to settings of ribbon menu and enable developer tab:
    developer mode

  • All data binds on content control tag value:
    create content control

Filling fields

docx template

using System;
using System.IO;

namespace TemplateEngine.Docx.Example
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {				
            File.Delete("OutputDocument.docx");
            File.Copy("InputTemplate.docx", "OutputDocument.docx");
		
	        var valuesToFill = new Content(
		        new FieldContent("Report date", DateTime.Now.ToString()));

		    using(var outputDocument = new TemplateProcessor("OutputDocument.docx")
				.SetRemoveContentControls(true))
            {
                outputDocument.FillContent(valuesToFill);
                outputDocument.SaveChanges();
            } 
		}
	}
}			

Filling tables

filling table

using System;
using System.IO;

namespace TemplateEngine.Docx.Example
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {				
            File.Delete("OutputDocument.docx");
            File.Copy("InputTemplate.docx", "OutputDocument.docx");
		
			var valuesToFill = new Content(
		        new TableContent("Team Members Table")
			        .AddRow(
				        new FieldContent("Name", "Eric"),
				        new FieldContent("Role", "Program Manager"))
			        .AddRow(
				        new FieldContent("Name", "Bob"),
				        new FieldContent("Role", "Developer")),

		        new FieldContent("Count", "2"));
		
		    using(var outputDocument = new TemplateProcessor("OutputDocument.docx")
				.SetRemoveContentControls(true))
            {
                outputDocument.FillContent(valuesToFill);
                outputDocument.SaveChanges();
            } 
		}
	}
}			

Filling lists

filling list

using System;
using System.IO;

namespace TemplateEngine.Docx.Example
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {				
            File.Delete("OutputDocument.docx");
            File.Copy("InputTemplate.docx", "OutputDocument.docx");
		
			var valuesToFill = new Content(
		        new ListContent("Team Members List")
					.AddItem(
						new FieldContent("Name", "Eric"), 
						new FieldContent("Role", "Program Manager"))
					.AddItem(
						new FieldContent("Name", "Bob"),
						new FieldContent("Role", "Developer")));

		    using(var outputDocument = new TemplateProcessor("OutputDocument.docx")
				.SetRemoveContentControls(true))
            {
                outputDocument.FillContent(valuesToFill);
                outputDocument.SaveChanges();
            } 
		}
	}
}			

Filling nested lists

filling nested list

using System;
using System.IO;

namespace TemplateEngine.Docx.Example
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {				
            File.Delete("OutputDocument.docx");
            File.Copy("InputTemplate.docx", "OutputDocument.docx");
		
			var valuesToFill = new Content(
		       	new ListContent("Team Members Nested List")
					.AddItem(new ListItemContent("Role", "Program Manager")
						.AddNestedItem(new FieldContent("Name", "Eric"))
						.AddNestedItem(new FieldContent("Name", "Ann")))
					.AddItem(new ListItemContent("Role", "Developer")
						.AddNestedItem(new FieldContent("Name", "Bob"))
						.AddNestedItem(new FieldContent("Name", "Richard"))));


		    using(var outputDocument = new TemplateProcessor("OutputDocument.docx")
				.SetRemoveContentControls(true))
            {
                outputDocument.FillContent(valuesToFill);
                outputDocument.SaveChanges();
            } 
		}
	}
}			

Filling list inside table

filling list inside table

using System;
using System.IO;

namespace TemplateEngine.Docx.Example
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {				
            File.Delete("OutputDocument.docx");
            File.Copy("InputTemplate.docx", "OutputDocument.docx");
		
			var valuesToFill = new Content(
		       new TableContent("Projects Table")
					.AddRow(
						new FieldContent("Name", "Eric"), 
						new FieldContent("Role", "Program Manager"), 
						new ListContent("Projects")
							.AddItem(new FieldContent("Project", "Project one"))
							.AddItem(new FieldContent("Project", "Project two")))
					.AddRow(
						new FieldContent("Name", "Bob"),
						new FieldContent("Role", "Developer"),
						new ListContent("Projects")
							.AddItem(new FieldContent("Project", "Project one"))
							.AddItem(new FieldContent("Project", "Project three"))));


		    using(var outputDocument = new TemplateProcessor("OutputDocument.docx")
				.SetRemoveContentControls(true))
            {
                outputDocument.FillContent(valuesToFill);
                outputDocument.SaveChanges();
            } 
		}
	}
}			

Filling table inside list

filling table inside list

using System;
using System.IO;

namespace TemplateEngine.Docx.Example
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {				
            File.Delete("OutputDocument.docx");
            File.Copy("InputTemplate.docx", "OutputDocument.docx");
		
			var valuesToFill = new Content(
		      new ListContent("Projects List")
					.AddItem(new ListItemContent("Project", "Project one")
						.AddTable(TableContent.Create("Team members")
							.AddRow(
								new FieldContent("Name", "Eric"), 
								new FieldContent("Role", "Program Manager"))
							.AddRow(
								new FieldContent("Name", "Bob"), 
								new FieldContent("Role", "Developer"))))
					.AddItem(new ListItemContent("Project", "Project two")
						.AddTable(TableContent.Create("Team members")
							.AddRow(
								new FieldContent("Name", "Eric"),
								new FieldContent("Role", "Program Manager"))))
					.AddItem(new ListItemContent("Project", "Project three")
						.AddTable(TableContent.Create("Team members")
							.AddRow(
								new FieldContent("Name", "Bob"),
								new FieldContent("Role", "Developer")))));


		    using(var outputDocument = new TemplateProcessor("OutputDocument.docx")
				.SetRemoveContentControls(true))
            {
                outputDocument.FillContent(valuesToFill);
                outputDocument.SaveChanges();
            } 
		}
	}
}			

Filling table with several blocks

filling table with several blocks

using System;
using System.IO;

namespace TemplateEngine.Docx.Example
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {				
            File.Delete("OutputDocument.docx");
            File.Copy("InputTemplate.docx", "OutputDocument.docx");
		
			var valuesToFill = new Content(
				new TableContent("Team Members Statistics")
					.AddRow(
						new FieldContent("Name", "Eric"),
						new FieldContent("Role", "Program Manager"))
					.AddRow(
					    new FieldContent("Name", "Richard"),
						new FieldContent("Role", "Program Manager"))
					.AddRow(
						new FieldContent("Name", "Bob"),
						new FieldContent("Role", "Developer")),

				new TableContent("Team Members Statistics")
					.AddRow(
						new FieldContent("Statistics Role", "Program Manager"),
						new FieldContent("Statistics Role Count", "2"))						
					.AddRow(
						new FieldContent("Statistics Role", "Developer"),
						new FieldContent("Statistics Role Count", "1")));


		    using(var outputDocument = new TemplateProcessor("OutputDocument.docx")
				.SetRemoveContentControls(true))
            {
                outputDocument.FillContent(valuesToFill);
                outputDocument.SaveChanges();
            } 
		}
	}
}			

Filling table with merged rows

filling table with merged rows

using System;
using System.IO;

namespace TemplateEngine.Docx.Example
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {				
            File.Delete("OutputDocument.docx");
            File.Copy("InputTemplate.docx", "OutputDocument.docx");
		
			var valuesToFill = new Content(
				new TableContent("Team members info")
					.AddRow(
						new FieldContent("Name", "Eric"),
						new FieldContent("Role", "Program Manager"),
						new FieldContent("Age", "37"),
						new FieldContent("Gender", "Male"))
					.AddRow(
						new FieldContent("Name", "Bob"),
						new FieldContent("Role", "Developer"),
						new FieldContent("Age", "33"),
						new FieldContent("Gender", "Male"))
					.AddRow(
						new FieldContent("Name", "Ann"),
						new FieldContent("Role", "Developer"),
						new FieldContent("Age", "34"),
						new FieldContent("Gender", "Female")));


		    using(var outputDocument = new TemplateProcessor("OutputDocument.docx")
				.SetRemoveContentControls(true))
            {
                outputDocument.FillContent(valuesToFill);
                outputDocument.SaveChanges();
            } 
		}
	}
}			

Filling table with merged columns

table with merged columns

using System;
using System.IO;

namespace TemplateEngine.Docx.Example
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {				
            File.Delete("OutputDocument.docx");
            File.Copy("InputTemplate.docx", "OutputDocument.docx");
		
			var valuesToFill = new Content(
				new TableContent("Team members projects")
					.AddRow(
						new FieldContent("Name", "Eric"),
						new FieldContent("Role", "Program Manager"),
						new FieldContent("Age", "37"),
						new FieldContent("Projects", "Project one, Project two"))
					.AddRow(
						new FieldContent("Name", "Bob"),
						new FieldContent("Role", "Developer"),
						new FieldContent("Age", "33"),
						new FieldContent("Projects", "Project one"))
					.AddRow(
						new FieldContent("Name", "Ann"),
						new FieldContent("Role", "Developer"),
						new FieldContent("Age", "34"),
						new FieldContent("Projects", "Project two")));


		    using(var outputDocument = new TemplateProcessor("OutputDocument.docx")
				.SetRemoveContentControls(true))
            {
                outputDocument.FillContent(valuesToFill);
                outputDocument.SaveChanges();
            } 
		}
	}
}			

Filling images

filling images

using System;
using System.IO;

namespace TemplateEngine.Docx.Example
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {				
            File.Delete("OutputDocument.docx");
            File.Copy("InputTemplate.docx", "OutputDocument.docx");
		
			var valuesToFill = new Content(
		       new ImageContent("photo", File.ReadAllBytes("Tesla.jpg"))
			);

		    using(var outputDocument = new TemplateProcessor("OutputDocument.docx")
				.SetRemoveContentControls(true))
            {
                outputDocument.FillContent(valuesToFill);
                outputDocument.SaveChanges();
            } 
		}
	}
}		

Filling images inside a table

filling images inside a table

using System;
using System.IO;

namespace TemplateEngine.Docx.Example
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {				
            File.Delete("OutputDocument.docx");
            File.Copy("InputTemplate.docx", "OutputDocument.docx");
		
			var valuesToFill = new Content(
		       new TableContent("Scientists Table")
					.AddRow(new FieldContent("Name", "Nicola Tesla"),
						new FieldContent("Born", new DateTime(1856, 7, 10).ToShortDateString()),
						new ImageContent("Photo", File.ReadAllBytes("Tesla.jpg")),
						new FieldContent("Info",
							"Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system"))
					.AddRow(new FieldContent("Name", "Thomas Edison"),
						new FieldContent("Born", new DateTime(1847, 2, 11).ToShortDateString()),
						new ImageContent("Photo", File.ReadAllBytes("Edison.jpg")),
						new FieldContent("Info",
							"American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb."))
					.AddRow(new FieldContent("Name", "Albert Einstein"),
						new FieldContent("Born", new DateTime(1879, 3, 14).ToShortDateString()),
						new ImageContent("Photo", File.ReadAllBytes("Einstein.jpg")),
						new FieldContent("Info",
							"German-born theoretical physicist. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics). Einstein's work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. Einstein is best known in popular culture for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2 (which has been dubbed 'the world's most famous equation')."))
			);

		    using(var outputDocument = new TemplateProcessor("OutputDocument.docx")
				.SetRemoveContentControls(true))
            {
                outputDocument.FillContent(valuesToFill);
                outputDocument.SaveChanges();
            } 
		}
	}
}			

Filling images inside a list

filling images inside a list

using System;
using System.IO;

namespace TemplateEngine.Docx.Example
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {				
            File.Delete("OutputDocument.docx");
            File.Copy("InputTemplate.docx", "OutputDocument.docx");
		
			var valuesToFill = new Content(
		     new ListContent("Scientists List")
				  .AddItem(new FieldContent("Name", "Nicola Tesla"),
					  new ImageContent("Photo", File.ReadAllBytes("Tesla.jpg")),
					  new FieldContent("Dates of life", string.Format("{0}-{1}",
						  1856, 1943)),
					  new FieldContent("Info",
						  "Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system"))
				  .AddItem(new FieldContent("Name", "Thomas Edison"),
					  new ImageContent("Photo", File.ReadAllBytes("Edison.jpg")),
					  new FieldContent("Dates of life", string.Format("{0}-{1}",
						  1847, 1931)),
					  new FieldContent("Info",
						  "American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb."))
				  .AddItem(new FieldContent("Name", "Albert Einstein"),
					  new ImageContent("Photo", File.ReadAllBytes("Einstein.jpg")),
					  new FieldContent("Dates of life", string.Format("{0}-{1}",
						  1879, 1955)),
					  new FieldContent("Info",
						  "German-born theoretical physicist. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics). Einstein's work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. Einstein is best known in popular culture for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2 (which has been dubbed 'the world's most famous equation')."))
			);

		    using(var outputDocument = new TemplateProcessor("OutputDocument.docx")
				.SetRemoveContentControls(true))
            {
                outputDocument.FillContent(valuesToFill);
                outputDocument.SaveChanges();
            } 
		}
	}
}			

Content structure

content structure

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