TX Text Control .NET Server for ASP.NET provides a powerful document editor that can be integrated into any web application. It can be used for creation and editing of existing MS Word documents in all common formats such as DOCX, DOC, RTF and HTML.

Editing documents with TX Text Control

Based on unique what-you-see-is-what-you-get rendering technology, documents are rendered 100% accurately and consistently across browsers and devices. The visual representation of documents in the editor is exactly the same as it is in a created PDF document or in a printed version.

As a result, the document editor is ideal for the creation of templates that can be merged with JSON data to create PDF documents.

MS Word Inspired User Experience

With a user interface that is easy to learn, users can use their knowledge of MS Word to create and edit documents. It integrates the industry's leading professional document editor with sophisticated, full-featured word processing capabilities, including headers and footers, sections, background images, track changes, form fields, and more.

The ability to import and reuse existing MS Word documents with common document element features makes it easy to port existing processes to TX Text Control.

Using the full-featured API, you can manipulate the document, load data sources, set and load text into the current selection, retrieve text parts of the document, or set control colors using functions and properties.

Creating the Application


There are two ways to evaluate the TX Text Control Document Editor. You can either host your own backend by downloading the trial version of TX Text Control .NET Server for ASP.NET, or by creating a trial access token to use a hosted backend, valid for 30 days:

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.

    Package Source

    Select either Text Control Offline Packages or nuget.org as the Package source. Packages in the official Text Control NuGet profile are frequently updated.

    In case you are using a Trial Access Token, please choose nuget.org.

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

    ASP.NET Core Web Application

Configure the Application

Trial Access Token Users

In case you are using a Trial Access Token, skip step 6 and continue with step 7.

  1. Open the Program.cs file located in the project's root folder.

    At the very top of the file, insert the following code:

    using TXTextControl.Web;
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    Add the following code after the entry app.UseStaticFiles();:

    // enable Web Sockets
    // attach the Text Control WebSocketHandler middleware
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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 to add the document editor to the view:

    @using TXTextControl.Web.MVC
    var sDocument = "<html><body><p>Welcome to <strong>Text Control</strong></p></body></html>";
    @Html.TXTextControl().TextControl(settings => {
    settings.UserNames = new string[] { "Tim Typer" };
    }).LoadText(sDocument, TXTextControl.Web.StringStreamType.HTMLFormat).Render()
    <input type="button" onclick="insertTable()" value="Insert Table" />
    function insertTable() {
    TXTextControl.tables.add(5, 5, 10, function(e) {
    if (e === true) { // if added
    TXTextControl.tables.getItem(function(table) {
    table.cells.forEach(function(cell) {
    cell.setText("Cell text");
    }, null, 10);
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    Trial Access Token Users

    In case you are using a Trial Access Token, replace the content with the following code.

    @using TXTextControl.Web.MVC
    @Html.TXTextControl().TextControl(settings => {
    settings.WebSocketURL = "wss://backend.textcontrol.com?access-token=addYourTokenHere"
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    Replace addYourTokenHere with your actual Trial Access Token.

Compile and start the application.