The MVC version of TX Text Control provides a JavaScript API to load and save documents locally:

These client-side methods are very useful when managing your data including documents client-side. In case you would like to store your documents server-side, you would need to save it locally in order to send it to the server again. For a saving process, the document is being sent twice using HTTP.

Because the document is already server-side (it gets synchronized with the document synchronization service), you can use a little trick to save the document directly server-side without the overhead of sending it back and forth.

The following code stores Text Control settings including the ConnectionID that can be used server-side to connect to the proper instance:


The following function calls a Web API endpoint with the given ConnectionID:


In the controller code, the ConnectionID is used to retrieve the associated instance of the WebSocketHandler:


Then the LoadText method can be used to load the document directly server-side which updates the view in the HTML5 canvas automatically.

The following diagram shows the workflow for this scenario:

Loading workflow in MVC

You can test this on your own by downloading the sample project from our GitHub repository.


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Requirements for This Sample

  • Visual Studio 2017 or better
  • TX Text Control .NET Server for ASP.NET (trial sufficient)