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Creation of a Word 2007 document using the Open XML Format SDK

, 24 May 2009
A simple “getting started” article that shows the basis of creation of a Word 2007 (docx) document using the Open XML Format SDK 2.0 CTP.
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using System;
using System.Diagnostics;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using DocumentFormat.OpenXml;
using DocumentFormat.OpenXml.Packaging;
using DocumentFormat.OpenXml.Wordprocessing;

//http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd440953.aspx  !!!
//http://blogs.msdn.com/ericwhite/archive/2008/09/06/announcing-the-first-ctp-of-open-xml-sdk-v2.aspx
//https://openxmldeveloper.org/archive/2008/09/16/3702.aspx
//http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb448854(office.14).aspx



namespace OpenXML_SDK_HelloWorld
{
  public partial class Form1 : Form
  {
    delegate void Createdocument(string documentFileName);
    public Form1()
    {
      InitializeComponent();
    }

    private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
      ShowSaveDialogAndCreateDocument(HelloWorld);
    }

    private void ShowSaveDialogAndCreateDocument(Createdocument my_Createdocument)
    {
      SaveFileDialog mySaveFileDialog = new SaveFileDialog();
      mySaveFileDialog.Filter = "Word 2007 file (DOCX)|*.docx";
      //save dialog display:
      if (mySaveFileDialog.ShowDialog() == DialogResult.OK)
      {
        //call creation of HellowWord document
        my_Createdocument(mySaveFileDialog.FileName);
        // let's open this deocument in Word:
        Process.Start(mySaveFileDialog.FileName);
      }
    }
    private void HelloWorld(string documentFileName)
    {
      // Create a Wordprocessing document. 
      using (WordprocessingDocument myDoc = WordprocessingDocument.Create(documentFileName, WordprocessingDocumentType.Document))
      {
        // Add a new main document part. 
        MainDocumentPart mainPart = myDoc.AddMainDocumentPart();
        //Create Document tree for simple document. 
        mainPart.Document = new Document();
        //Create Body (this element contains other elements that we want to include
        Body body = new Body();
        //Create paragraph
        Paragraph paragraph = new Paragraph();
        Run run_paragraph = new Run();
        // we want to put that text into the output document
        Text text_paragraph = new Text("Hello World!");
        //Append elements appropriately.
        run_paragraph.Append(text_paragraph);
        paragraph.Append(run_paragraph);
        body.Append(paragraph);
        mainPart.Document.Append(body);
        // Save changes to the main document part. 
        mainPart.Document.Save();
      }
    }
    //ciekawy: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc850838(office.14).aspx
    private void HelloWorld_withStyle(string documentFileName)
    {
      // Create a Wordprocessing document. 
      using (WordprocessingDocument myDoc = WordprocessingDocument.Create(documentFileName, WordprocessingDocumentType.Document))
      {
        // Add a new main document part. 
        MainDocumentPart mainPart = myDoc.AddMainDocumentPart();

        //Add new style part 
        StyleDefinitionsPart stylePart = mainPart.AddNewPart<StyleDefinitionsPart>();
        // we have to set the properties
        RunProperties rPr = new RunProperties();
        Color color = new Color() { Val = "FF0000" }; // the color is red
        RunFonts rFont = new RunFonts();
        rFont.Ascii = "Arial"; // the font is Arial
        rPr.Append(color);
        rPr.Append(rFont);
        rPr.Append(new Bold()); // it is Bold
        rPr.Append(new FontSize() { Val = 28 }); //font size (in 1/72  of an inch) 
        //creation of a style
        Style style = new Style();
        style.StyleId = "MyHeading1"; //this is the ID of the style
        style.Append(new Name() { Val = "My Heading 1" }); //this is name
        style.Append(new BasedOn() { Val = "Heading1" }); // our style based on Normal style
        style.Append(new NextParagraphStyle() { Val = "Normal" }); // the next paragraph is Normal type
        style.Append(rPr);//we are adding properties previously defined
        // we have to add style that we have created to the StylePart
        stylePart.Styles = new Styles();
        stylePart.Styles.Append(style);
        stylePart.Styles.Save(); // we save the style part

        //Create Document tree for simple document. 
        mainPart.Document = new Document();
        //Create Body (this element contains other elements that we want to include
        Body body = new Body();
        //Create paragraph
        Paragraph paragraph = new Paragraph();
        Run run_paragraph = new Run();
        // we want to put that text into the output document
        Text text_paragraph = new Text("Hello World!");
        //Append elements appropriately.
        run_paragraph.Append(text_paragraph);
        paragraph.Append(run_paragraph);
        Paragraph heading = new Paragraph();
        Run heading_run = new Run();
        Text heading_text = new Text("This is Heading");
        ParagraphProperties heading_pPr = new ParagraphProperties();
        heading_pPr.ParagraphStyleId = new ParagraphStyleId() { Val = "MyHeading1" }; // we set the style
        heading.Append(heading_pPr);
        heading_run.Append(heading_text);
        heading.Append(heading_run);
        body.Append(heading);
        body.Append(paragraph);
        mainPart.Document.Append(body);
        // Save changes to the main document part. 
        mainPart.Document.Save();
      }
    }
public void HelloWorld_table(string docName)
{
  // Create a Wordprocessing document. 
  using (WordprocessingDocument myDoc = WordprocessingDocument.Create(docName, WordprocessingDocumentType.Document))
  {
    // Add a new main document part. 
    MainDocumentPart mainPart = myDoc.AddMainDocumentPart();
    //Create DOM tree for simple document. 
    mainPart.Document = new Document();
    Body body = new Body();
    Table table = new Table();
    TableProperties tblPr = new TableProperties();
    TableBorders tblBorders = new TableBorders();
    tblBorders.TopBorder = new TopBorder();
    tblBorders.TopBorder.Val = new EnumValue<BorderValues>(BorderValues.Single);
    tblBorders.BottomBorder = new BottomBorder();
    tblBorders.BottomBorder.Val =new EnumValue<BorderValues>(  BorderValues.Single);
    tblBorders.LeftBorder = new LeftBorder();
    tblBorders.LeftBorder.Val = new EnumValue<BorderValues>(BorderValues.Single);
    tblBorders.RightBorder = new RightBorder();
    tblBorders.RightBorder.Val = new EnumValue<BorderValues>(BorderValues.Single);
    tblBorders.InsideHorizontalBorder = new InsideHorizontalBorder();
    tblBorders.InsideHorizontalBorder.Val = BorderValues.Single;
    tblBorders.InsideVerticalBorder = new InsideVerticalBorder();
    tblBorders.InsideVerticalBorder.Val = BorderValues.Single;
    tblPr.Append(tblBorders);
    table.Append(tblPr);
    TableRow tr;
    TableCell tc;
    //first row - title
    tr = new TableRow();
    tc = new TableCell(new Paragraph(new Run(new Text("Multiplication table"))));
    TableCellProperties tcp=new TableCellProperties();
    GridSpan gridSpan=new GridSpan();
    gridSpan.Val=11;
    tcp.Append(gridSpan);
    tc.Append(tcp);
    tr.Append(tc);
    table.Append(tr);
    //second row 
    tr = new TableRow();
    tc = new TableCell();
    tc.Append(new Paragraph(new Run(new Text("*"))));
    tr.Append(tc);
    for (int i = 1; i <= 10; i++)
    {
      tr.Append(new TableCell(new Paragraph(new Run(new Text(i.ToString())))));
    }
    table.Append(tr);
    for (int i = 1; i <= 10; i++)
    {
      tr = new TableRow();
      tr.Append(new TableCell(new Paragraph(new Run(new Text(i.ToString())))));
      for (int j = 1; j <= 10; j++)
      {
        tr.Append(new TableCell(new Paragraph(new Run(new Text((i*j).ToString())))));
      }
      table.Append(tr);
    }
    //appending table to body
    body.Append(table);
    // and body to the document
    mainPart.Document.Append(body);
    // Save changes to the main document part. 
    mainPart.Document.Save();
  }
}
    public void HelloWorld_table_simple(string docName)
    {
      // Create a Wordprocessing document. 
      using (WordprocessingDocument myDoc = WordprocessingDocument.Create(docName, WordprocessingDocumentType.Document))
      {
        // Add a new main document part. 
        MainDocumentPart mainPart = myDoc.AddMainDocumentPart();
        //Create DOM tree for simple document. 
        mainPart.Document = new Document();
        Body body = new Body();
        Table table = new Table(new TableRow(new TableCell(new Paragraph(new Run(new Text("Hello World!"))))));
        body.Append(table);
        //mainPart.Document.Append(h);
        mainPart.Document.Append(body);
        // Save changes to the main document part. 
        mainPart.Document.Save();

      }
    }
    private void button_helloworldwithstyles_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
      ShowSaveDialogAndCreateDocument(HelloWorld_withStyle);

    }
    private void button_sampletable_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
      ShowSaveDialogAndCreateDocument(HelloWorld_table);
    }

    private void button_thesimplesttable_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
      ShowSaveDialogAndCreateDocument(HelloWorld_table_simple);
    }

  }
}

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