How to open a default document in DocumentEditor when initialized

5 Apr 202217 minutes to read

This article explains how to open a default document when DocumentEditor & DocumentEditorContainer is initialized.

Opening a default document in DocumentEditor

Using open method in Document editor allows to open the Document in sfdt format. To open the document by default, call the open method in the created event of Document editor which gets triggered once the control is created.

@Html.EJS().DocumentEditor("container").Created("onCreate").Render()

<script>
    var container;
    function onCreate() {
        var documenteditorElement = document.getElementById("container");
        container = documenteditorElement.ej2_instances[0];
        var sfdt = { "sections": [{ "sectionFormat": { "pageWidth": 612, "pageHeight": 792, "leftMargin": 72, "rightMargin": 72, "topMargin": 72, "bottomMargin": 72, "differentFirstPage": false, "differentOddAndEvenPages": false, "headerDistance": 36, "footerDistance": 36, "bidi": false }, "blocks": [{ "paragraphFormat": { "afterSpacing": 30, "styleName": "Heading 1", "listFormat": {} }, "characterFormat": {}, "inlines": [{ "characterFormat": {}, "text": "Adventure Works Cycles" }] }], "headersFooters": { "header": { "blocks": [{ "paragraphFormat": { "listFormat": {} }, "characterFormat": {}, "inlines": [] }] }, "footer": { "blocks": [{ "paragraphFormat": { "listFormat": {} }, "characterFormat": {}, "inlines": [] }] } } }], "characterFormat": { "bold": false, "italic": false, "fontSize": 11, "fontFamily": "Calibri", "underline": "None", "strikethrough": "None", "baselineAlignment": "Normal", "highlightColor": "NoColor", "fontColor": "empty", "fontSizeBidi": 11, "fontFamilyBidi": "Calibri", "allCaps": false }, "paragraphFormat": { "leftIndent": 0, "rightIndent": 0, "firstLineIndent": 0, "textAlignment": "Left", "beforeSpacing": 0, "afterSpacing": 0, "lineSpacing": 1.0791666507720947, "lineSpacingType": "Multiple", "listFormat": {}, "bidi": false }, "defaultTabWidth": 36, "trackChanges": false, "enforcement": false, "hashValue": "", "saltValue": "", "formatting": false, "protectionType": "NoProtection", "dontUseHTMLParagraphAutoSpacing": false, "formFieldShading": true, "styles": [{ "name": "Normal", "type": "Paragraph", "paragraphFormat": { "lineSpacing": 1.149999976158142, "lineSpacingType": "Multiple", "listFormat": {} }, "characterFormat": { "fontFamily": "Calibri" }, "next": "Normal" }, { "name": "Default Paragraph Font", "type": "Character", "characterFormat": {} }, { "name": "Heading 1 Char", "type": "Character", "characterFormat": { "fontSize": 16, "fontFamily": "Calibri Light", "fontColor": "#2F5496" }, "basedOn": "Default Paragraph Font" }, { "name": "Heading 1", "type": "Paragraph", "paragraphFormat": { "beforeSpacing": 12, "afterSpacing": 0, "outlineLevel": "Level1", "listFormat": {} }, "characterFormat": { "fontSize": 16, "fontFamily": "Calibri Light", "fontColor": "#2F5496" }, "basedOn": "Normal", "link": "Heading 1 Char", "next": "Normal" }, { "name": "Heading 2 Char", "type": "Character", "characterFormat": { "fontSize": 13, "fontFamily": "Calibri Light", "fontColor": "#2F5496" }, "basedOn": "Default Paragraph Font" }, { "name": "Heading 2", "type": "Paragraph", "paragraphFormat": { "beforeSpacing": 2, "afterSpacing": 6, "outlineLevel": "Level2", "listFormat": {} }, "characterFormat": { "fontSize": 13, "fontFamily": "Calibri Light", "fontColor": "#2F5496" }, "basedOn": "Normal", "link": "Heading 2 Char", "next": "Normal" }, { "name": "Heading 3", "type": "Paragraph", "paragraphFormat": { "leftIndent": 0, "rightIndent": 0, "firstLineIndent": 0, "textAlignment": "Left", "beforeSpacing": 2, "afterSpacing": 0, "lineSpacing": 1.0791666507720947, "lineSpacingType": "Multiple", "outlineLevel": "Level3", "listFormat": {} }, "characterFormat": { "fontSize": 12, "fontFamily": "Calibri Light", "fontColor": "#1F3763" }, "basedOn": "Normal", "link": "Heading 3 Char", "next": "Normal" }, { "name": "Heading 3 Char", "type": "Character", "characterFormat": { "fontSize": 12, "fontFamily": "Calibri Light", "fontColor": "#1F3763" }, "basedOn": "Default Paragraph Font" }, { "name": "Heading 4", "type": "Paragraph", "paragraphFormat": { "leftIndent": 0, "rightIndent": 0, "firstLineIndent": 0, "textAlignment": "Left", "beforeSpacing": 2, "afterSpacing": 0, "lineSpacing": 1.0791666507720947, "lineSpacingType": "Multiple", "outlineLevel": "Level4", "listFormat": {} }, "characterFormat": { "italic": true, "fontFamily": "Calibri Light", "fontColor": "#2F5496" }, "basedOn": "Normal", "link": "Heading 4 Char", "next": "Normal" }, { "name": "Heading 4 Char", "type": "Character", "characterFormat": { "italic": true, "fontFamily": "Calibri Light", "fontColor": "#2F5496" }, "basedOn": "Default Paragraph Font" }, { "name": "Heading 5", "type": "Paragraph", "paragraphFormat": { "leftIndent": 0, "rightIndent": 0, "firstLineIndent": 0, "textAlignment": "Left", "beforeSpacing": 2, "afterSpacing": 0, "lineSpacing": 1.0791666507720947, "lineSpacingType": "Multiple", "outlineLevel": "Level5", "listFormat": {} }, "characterFormat": { "fontFamily": "Calibri Light", "fontColor": "#2F5496" }, "basedOn": "Normal", "link": "Heading 5 Char", "next": "Normal" }, { "name": "Heading 5 Char", "type": "Character", "characterFormat": { "fontFamily": "Calibri Light", "fontColor": "#2F5496" }, "basedOn": "Default Paragraph Font" }, { "name": "Heading 6", "type": "Paragraph", "paragraphFormat": { "leftIndent": 0, "rightIndent": 0, "firstLineIndent": 0, "textAlignment": "Left", "beforeSpacing": 2, "afterSpacing": 0, "lineSpacing": 1.0791666507720947, "lineSpacingType": "Multiple", "outlineLevel": "Level6", "listFormat": {} }, "characterFormat": { "fontFamily": "Calibri Light", "fontColor": "#1F3763" }, "basedOn": "Normal", "link": "Heading 6 Char", "next": "Normal" }, { "name": "Heading 6 Char", "type": "Character", "characterFormat": { "fontFamily": "Calibri Light", "fontColor": "#1F3763" }, "basedOn": "Default Paragraph Font" }], "lists": [], "abstractLists": [], "comments": [], "revisions": [], "customXml": [] };
        // open the default document.
        container.open(JSON.stringify(sfdt));
    }
</script>
public ActionResult Default()
    {
        return View();
    }

Opening a default document in DocumentEditorContainer

To open the document by default, call the open method in the created event of Document editor container which gets triggered once the control is created.

@Html.EJS().DocumentEditorContainer("container").Created("onCreate").EnableToolbar(true).Render()

<script>
    var container;
    function onCreate() {
        var documenteditorElement = document.getElementById("container");
        container = documenteditorElement.ej2_instances[0];
        var sfdt = { "sections": [{ "sectionFormat": { "pageWidth": 612, "pageHeight": 792, "leftMargin": 72, "rightMargin": 72, "topMargin": 72, "bottomMargin": 72, "differentFirstPage": false, "differentOddAndEvenPages": false, "headerDistance": 36, "footerDistance": 36, "bidi": false }, "blocks": [{ "paragraphFormat": { "afterSpacing": 30, "styleName": "Heading 1", "listFormat": {} }, "characterFormat": {}, "inlines": [{ "characterFormat": {}, "text": "Adventure Works Cycles" }] }], "headersFooters": { "header": { "blocks": [{ "paragraphFormat": { "listFormat": {} }, "characterFormat": {}, "inlines": [] }] }, "footer": { "blocks": [{ "paragraphFormat": { "listFormat": {} }, "characterFormat": {}, "inlines": [] }] } } }], "characterFormat": { "bold": false, "italic": false, "fontSize": 11, "fontFamily": "Calibri", "underline": "None", "strikethrough": "None", "baselineAlignment": "Normal", "highlightColor": "NoColor", "fontColor": "empty", "fontSizeBidi": 11, "fontFamilyBidi": "Calibri", "allCaps": false }, "paragraphFormat": { "leftIndent": 0, "rightIndent": 0, "firstLineIndent": 0, "textAlignment": "Left", "beforeSpacing": 0, "afterSpacing": 0, "lineSpacing": 1.0791666507720947, "lineSpacingType": "Multiple", "listFormat": {}, "bidi": false }, "defaultTabWidth": 36, "trackChanges": false, "enforcement": false, "hashValue": "", "saltValue": "", "formatting": false, "protectionType": "NoProtection", "dontUseHTMLParagraphAutoSpacing": false, "formFieldShading": true, "styles": [{ "name": "Normal", "type": "Paragraph", "paragraphFormat": { "lineSpacing": 1.149999976158142, "lineSpacingType": "Multiple", "listFormat": {} }, "characterFormat": { "fontFamily": "Calibri" }, "next": "Normal" }, { "name": "Default Paragraph Font", "type": "Character", "characterFormat": {} }, { "name": "Heading 1 Char", "type": "Character", "characterFormat": { "fontSize": 16, "fontFamily": "Calibri Light", "fontColor": "#2F5496" }, "basedOn": "Default Paragraph Font" }, { "name": "Heading 1", "type": "Paragraph", "paragraphFormat": { "beforeSpacing": 12, "afterSpacing": 0, "outlineLevel": "Level1", "listFormat": {} }, "characterFormat": { "fontSize": 16, "fontFamily": "Calibri Light", "fontColor": "#2F5496" }, "basedOn": "Normal", "link": "Heading 1 Char", "next": "Normal" }, { "name": "Heading 2 Char", "type": "Character", "characterFormat": { "fontSize": 13, "fontFamily": "Calibri Light", "fontColor": "#2F5496" }, "basedOn": "Default Paragraph Font" }, { "name": "Heading 2", "type": "Paragraph", "paragraphFormat": { "beforeSpacing": 2, "afterSpacing": 6, "outlineLevel": "Level2", "listFormat": {} }, "characterFormat": { "fontSize": 13, "fontFamily": "Calibri Light", "fontColor": "#2F5496" }, "basedOn": "Normal", "link": "Heading 2 Char", "next": "Normal" }, { "name": "Heading 3", "type": "Paragraph", "paragraphFormat": { "leftIndent": 0, "rightIndent": 0, "firstLineIndent": 0, "textAlignment": "Left", "beforeSpacing": 2, "afterSpacing": 0, "lineSpacing": 1.0791666507720947, "lineSpacingType": "Multiple", "outlineLevel": "Level3", "listFormat": {} }, "characterFormat": { "fontSize": 12, "fontFamily": "Calibri Light", "fontColor": "#1F3763" }, "basedOn": "Normal", "link": "Heading 3 Char", "next": "Normal" }, { "name": "Heading 3 Char", "type": "Character", "characterFormat": { "fontSize": 12, "fontFamily": "Calibri Light", "fontColor": "#1F3763" }, "basedOn": "Default Paragraph Font" }, { "name": "Heading 4", "type": "Paragraph", "paragraphFormat": { "leftIndent": 0, "rightIndent": 0, "firstLineIndent": 0, "textAlignment": "Left", "beforeSpacing": 2, "afterSpacing": 0, "lineSpacing": 1.0791666507720947, "lineSpacingType": "Multiple", "outlineLevel": "Level4", "listFormat": {} }, "characterFormat": { "italic": true, "fontFamily": "Calibri Light", "fontColor": "#2F5496" }, "basedOn": "Normal", "link": "Heading 4 Char", "next": "Normal" }, { "name": "Heading 4 Char", "type": "Character", "characterFormat": { "italic": true, "fontFamily": "Calibri Light", "fontColor": "#2F5496" }, "basedOn": "Default Paragraph Font" }, { "name": "Heading 5", "type": "Paragraph", "paragraphFormat": { "leftIndent": 0, "rightIndent": 0, "firstLineIndent": 0, "textAlignment": "Left", "beforeSpacing": 2, "afterSpacing": 0, "lineSpacing": 1.0791666507720947, "lineSpacingType": "Multiple", "outlineLevel": "Level5", "listFormat": {} }, "characterFormat": { "fontFamily": "Calibri Light", "fontColor": "#2F5496" }, "basedOn": "Normal", "link": "Heading 5 Char", "next": "Normal" }, { "name": "Heading 5 Char", "type": "Character", "characterFormat": { "fontFamily": "Calibri Light", "fontColor": "#2F5496" }, "basedOn": "Default Paragraph Font" }, { "name": "Heading 6", "type": "Paragraph", "paragraphFormat": { "leftIndent": 0, "rightIndent": 0, "firstLineIndent": 0, "textAlignment": "Left", "beforeSpacing": 2, "afterSpacing": 0, "lineSpacing": 1.0791666507720947, "lineSpacingType": "Multiple", "outlineLevel": "Level6", "listFormat": {} }, "characterFormat": { "fontFamily": "Calibri Light", "fontColor": "#1F3763" }, "basedOn": "Normal", "link": "Heading 6 Char", "next": "Normal" }, { "name": "Heading 6 Char", "type": "Character", "characterFormat": { "fontFamily": "Calibri Light", "fontColor": "#1F3763" }, "basedOn": "Default Paragraph Font" }], "lists": [], "abstractLists": [], "comments": [], "revisions": [], "customXml": [] };
        // open the default document.
        container.documentEditor.open(JSON.stringify(sfdt));
    }
</script>
public ActionResult Default()
    {
        return View();
    }