We recently published the final release version of our Node.js and Angular implementations that enables developers to use the TX Text Control HTML5-based document editor in pure Angular and Node.js applications.

This tutorial shows how to use the JavaScript API to load and save documents within an Angular application.

  1. Create a basic Angular application as described in this tutorial:
    Creating your First Angular Application

  2. Create a folder named js in the folder src/assets/ and create a new JavaScript file named custom.js.

    function saveDocument() {
    function (e) {
    function loadDocument() {
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  3. And add this JavaScript file to the scripts array of the projects architect/build/options element in the angular.json file:

    "scripts": [
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  4. Add the declaration and the methods onClickSave and onClickLoad to the app.component.ts TypeScript file, so that the complete file looks like this:

    import { Component } from '@angular/core';
    declare const saveDocument: any;
    declare const loadDocument: any;
    selector: 'app-root',
    templateUrl: './app.component.html',
    styleUrls: ['./app.component.css']
    export class AppComponent {
    title = 'my-editor-app';
    onClickSave() {
    onClickLoad() {
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  5. Finally, add two buttons to the app.component.html with the Angular click handlers:

    <tx-document-editor width="1024" height="800" port="8080"></tx-document-editor>
    <button (click)="onClickLoad()" class="btn btn-primary">Load Document</button>
    <button (click)="onClickSave()" class="btn btn-primary">Save Document</button>
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When executing the application, an HTML document is loaded into the editor and the save button alerts the resulting HTML from the saveDocument method.

Loading and saving documents in Angular