Set Content

GemBox.Document enables you to easily set any part of a document's content using text content or some arbitrary document content (like single or multiple document elements).

For text content you can use one of the ContentRange.LoadText methods and for more complex content you can use ContentRange.Set method.

The following example shows how you can set text content with and without formatting and set paragraph content to a part of the document using the ContentRange object.

Set Word file's content with plain text, HTML text and other document's content.
Screenshot of set content in output Word document
using GemBox.Document;

class Program
{
    static void Main()
    {
        // If using Professional version, put your serial key below.
        ComponentInfo.SetLicense("FREE-LIMITED-KEY");

        var document = new DocumentModel();

        // Set the content for the whole document.
        document.Content.LoadText("First paragraph.\nSecond paragraph.\nThird paragraph.\nFourth paragraph.\nFifth paragraph.");

        var section = document.Sections[0];

        // Set the content for 1st paragraph using plain text.
        section.Blocks[0].Content.LoadText("Paragraph with plain text.");

        // Set the content for 2nd paragraph using specified formatting.
        section.Blocks[1].Content.LoadText("Paragraph with red and bold text.",
            new CharacterFormat() { FontColor = Color.Red, Bold = true });

        var sourceRange = new ContentRange(
            section.Blocks[0].Content.Start,
            section.Blocks[1].Content.End);

        var destinationRange = new ContentRange(
            section.Blocks[2].Content.Start,
            section.Blocks[3].Content.End);

        // Set the content for 3rd and 4th paragraph to be the same as the content of 1st and 2nd paragraph.
        destinationRange.Set(sourceRange);

        // Set the content for 5th paragraph using HTML text.
        section.Blocks[4].Content.LoadText("<p style='font:11pt Calibri;color:blue;'>Paragraph with blue text that has <i>italic part</i>.</p>",
            new HtmlLoadOptions());

        document.Save("Set Content.%OutputFileType%");
    }
}
Imports GemBox.Document

Module Program

    Sub Main()

        ' If using Professional version, put your serial key below.
        ComponentInfo.SetLicense("FREE-LIMITED-KEY")

        Dim document As New DocumentModel()

        ' Set the content for the whole document.
        document.Content.LoadText("First paragraph." + vbLf + "Second paragraph." + vbLf + "Third paragraph." + vbLf + "Fourth paragraph." + vbLf + "Fifth paragraph.")

        Dim section = document.Sections(0)

        ' Set the content for 1st paragraph using plain text.
        section.Blocks(0).Content.LoadText("Paragraph with plain text.")

        ' Set the content for 2nd paragraph using specified formatting.
        section.Blocks(1).Content.LoadText("Paragraph with red and bold text.",
            New CharacterFormat() With {.FontColor = Color.Red, .Bold = True})

        Dim sourceRange As New ContentRange(
            section.Blocks(0).Content.Start,
            section.Blocks(1).Content.End)

        Dim destinationRange As New ContentRange(
            section.Blocks(2).Content.Start,
            section.Blocks(3).Content.End)

        ' Set the content for 3rd and 4th paragraph to be the same as the content of 1st and 2nd paragraph.
        destinationRange.Set(sourceRange)

        ' Set the content for 5th paragraph using HTML text.
        section.Blocks(4).Content.LoadText("<p style='font:11pt Calibri;color:blue;'>Paragraph with blue text that has <i>italic part</i>.</p>",
            New HtmlLoadOptions())

        document.Save("Set Content.%OutputFileType%")

    End Sub
End Module

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