The following tutorial shows how to create a .NET 6 ASP.NET Core web application that uses the DocumentViewer TX Text Control .NET Server for ASP.NET
Web.MVC.DocumentViewer Namespace
DocumentViewer Class
The DocumentViewer class represents an extension object implementing the TX Text Control DocumentViewer functionality.

Creating the Application

Make sure that you downloaded the latest version of Visual Studio 2022 that comes with the .NET 6 SDK.

  1. In Visual Studio 2022, create a new project by choosing Create a new project.

  2. Select ASP.NET Core Web App (Model-View-Controller) as the project template and confirm with Next.

  3. Choose a name for your project and confirm with Next.

  4. In the next dialog, choose .NET 6 (Long-term support) as the Framework and confirm with Create.

    Creating the .NET 6 project

Adding the NuGet Package

  1. In the Solution Explorer, select your created project and choose Manage NuGet Packages... from the Project main menu.

    Browse for txtextcontrol and Install the latest version of the TXTextControl.Web.DocumentViewer package.

    ASP.NET Core Web Application

Adding the Control to the View

  1. Find the Index.cshtml file in the Views -> Home folder. Replace the complete content with the following code:

    @using TXTextControl.Web.MVC.DocumentViewer
    @using System.Text
    <div style="width: 800px; height: 600px;">
    @Html.TXTextControl().DocumentViewer(settings => {
    settings.DocumentData = Convert.ToBase64String(
    Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes("<strong>Sample Content</strong>"));
    settings.Dock = DocumentViewerSettings.DockStyle.Fill;
    var jsonAnnotations = '[[{"pen":{"type":"comment","objectWidth":32,"objectHeight":32},"user":"Unknown User","location":{"x":127,"y":50},"time":1658908087097,"comments":[{"comment":"Welcome to Text Control","user":"Unknown User","date":1658908100339,"id":"c8d818ce-ff1e-4c0c-b78c-6ba95a98dede","status":"none"}],"id":"feed80ff-1c94-4abf-9838-3e833faa4092","status":"Accepted"}]]';
    window.addEventListener("documentViewerLoaded", function () {
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    This code adds the DocumentViewer to the view and loads a simple HTML string.

Adding TX Text Control References

  1. While the project is selected in the Solution Explorer, choose Project -> Add Project Reference... to open the Reference Manager. In the opened dialog, select Browse... to select the required TX Text Control assemblies. Navigate to the installation folder of TX Text Control and select the following assemblies from the Assembly folder:

    • TXDocumentServer.dll
    • TXTextControl.dll
    • TXTextControl.Server.dll

    Create a .NET Core 6 application

    Repeat this step with the following assemblies from the Assembly/bin64 folder:

    • txic.dll
    • txkernel.dll
    • txtools.dll

    After selecting these assemblies, close the Reference Manager by confirming with OK.

  2. While the project is selected in the Solution Explorer, choose Project -> Add New Item.... Select Text File, name the file licenses.licx and close the dialog by clicking Add.

    Create a .NET Core 6 application

    Open the newly added file and add the following content:

    TXTextControl.ServerTextControl, TXTextControl.Server, Version=30.0.1500.500, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=6b83fe9a75cfb638
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    Set the Build Action property to Embedded Resource.

  3. Select the project in the Solution Explorer and choose Edit Project File from the Project main menu. Find the PropertyGroup entry and insert the nodes EnableUnsafeBinaryFormatterSerialization and EnableUnsafeBinaryFormatterInDesigntimeLicenseContextSerialization:

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    BinaryFormatter Information

    The above setting is required to enable the obsolete .NET BinaryFormatter while compiling the license into the assembly. We are working with Microsoft to avoid this requirement in the near future.

Now, compile and start the application.