You learned how to use the TX Text Control document editor to create your first Angular application in a previous tutorial. This tutorial will show you how to use the JavaScript API to load a document from a URL and how to save a document within an Angular application.


This tutorial is based on the basic Angular application created in the first step-by-step tutorial.

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This article shows how to use the TX Text Control Document Editor npm package for Angular within an Angular CLI application. This is the first course of a getting started series for Angular to learn how to use the Document Editor in Angular.

Getting Started: Document Editor with Angular CLI

Creating the Application

  1. Open the Angular application created in the previous tutorial in your preferred editor such as Visual Studio Code.

  2. Create a folder named js in the folder src/assets/ and create a new JavaScript file named tx.js. Paste the following into the newly created file:

    async function saveDocument(StreamType) {
    // save document
    return new Promise((resolve, reject) => {
    TXTextControl.saveDocument(StreamType, function (e) {
    if (e) {
    } else {
    reject('Error saving document');
    function loadDocumentFromUrl(url) {
    // download document using xml http request
    var xhr = new XMLHttpRequest();'GET', url, true);
    xhr.responseType = 'blob';
    xhr.onload = function () {
    if (xhr.status === 200) {
    var blob = xhr.response;
    var reader = new FileReader();
    reader.onload = function () {
    // get the base64 encoded string
    var base64 = reader.result.split(',')[1];
    // load the document
    TXTextControl.loadDocument(TXTextControl.StreamType.InternalUnicodeFormat, base64);
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  3. 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 onClickSave and onClickLoad methods to the app.component.ts TypeScript file, so that the complete file looks like this:

    import { Component } from '@angular/core';
    import { CommonModule } from '@angular/common';
    import { RouterOutlet } from '@angular/router';
    import { DocumentEditorModule } from '@txtextcontrol/tx-ng-document-editor';
    declare const saveDocument: any;
    declare const loadDocumentFromUrl: any;
    declare const TXTextControl: any;
    selector: 'app-root',
    standalone: true,
    imports: [CommonModule, RouterOutlet, DocumentEditorModule],
    templateUrl: './app.component.html',
    styleUrl: './app.component.css'
    export class AppComponent {
    async onClickSave() {
    var base64Document = await saveDocument(TXTextControl.StreamType.InternalUnicodeFormat);
    onClickLoad() {
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    The URL specified in the loadDocumentFromUrl method in this example should be replaced with your endpoint, which will return any supported document as a file.

  5. Finally, add two buttons to the app.component.html using the Angular click handlers:

    <button (click)="onClickLoad()" class="btn btn-primary">Load Document</button>
    <button (click)="onClickSave()" class="btn btn-primary">Save Document</button>
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Starting the Application

After launching this application, the Load Document button loads a document from a URL. When you click the Save Document button, the document is saved in the internal TX Text Control format and written to the console as a base64-encoded string for demonstration purposes.

Loading and Saving Documents in Angular