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Shapes in ASP.NET Core DocumentEditor control

20 Jan 2022 / 2 minutes to read

Shapes are drawing objects that include a text box, rectangles, lines, curves, circles, etc. It can be preset or custom geometry. At present, DocumentEditor does not have support to insert shapes. however, if the document contains a shape while importing, it will be preserved properly.

Supported shapes

The DocumentEditor has preservation support for Text box, Rectangle, Rounded Rectangle and Line shapes.

List of supported shapes in DocumentEditor

Note: When using ASP.NET MVC service, the unsupported shapes will be converted as image and preserved as image.

Text box Shape

A text box is a rectangular area on the document where you can enter text. When you click in a text box, a flashing cursor will display indicating that you can begin typing. It allows you to enter multiple lines of text with all text formatting.

Text box shape view in DocumentEditor

Shape Resizer

The DocumentEditor also supports a built-in shape resizer to resize the shapes present in the document. The shape resizer accepts both touch and mouse interactions.

Shape resizer view in DocumentEditor

Text wrapping style

Text wrapping refers to how shapes fit with surrounding text in a document. Please refer to this page for more information about text wrapping styles available in Word documents.

Positioning the shape

DocumentEditor preserves the position properties of the shape and displays the shape based on position properties. It does not support modifying the position properties. Whereas the shape will be automatically moved along with text edited if it is positioned relative to the line or paragraph.