Getting started in EJ2 TypeScript Document editor control

10 May 202413 minutes to read

This section briefly explains how to create a simple Document editor component and configure its available functionalities in TypeScript, using Essential JS 2 quickstart seed repository.

This application is integrated with the webpack.config.js configuration and uses the latest version of the webpack-cli. It requires node v14.15.0 or higher. For more information about webpack and its features, refer to the webpack documentation.

Dependencies

Following is the list of minimum dependencies required to use the Document Editor.

    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-documentEditor
        |-- @syncfusion/ej2-base
        |-- @syncfusion/ej2-buttons
        |-- @syncfusion/ej2-calendars
        |-- @syncfusion/ej2-compression
        |-- @syncfusion/ej2-dropdowns
        |-- @syncfusion/ej2-file-utils
        |-- @syncfusion/ej2-inputs
        |-- @syncfusion/ej2-navigations
        |-- @syncfusion/ej2-office-chart
            |-- @syncfusion/ej2-charts
        |-- @syncfusion/ej2-popups
        |-- @syncfusion/ej2-splitbuttons

Server side dependencies

The Document Editor component requires server-side interactions for the following operations:

Note: If you don’t require the above functionalities then you can deploy as pure client-side component without any server-side interactions.

To know about server-side dependencies, please refer this page.

Set up development environment

Open the command prompt from the required directory, and run the following command to clone the Syncfusion JavaScript (Essential JS 2) quickstart project from GitHub.

git clone https://github.com/SyncfusionExamples/ej2-quickstart-webpack- ej2-quickstart

After cloning the application in the ej2-quickstart folder, run the following command line to navigate to the ej2-quickstart folder.

cd ej2-quickstart

Add Syncfusion JavaScript packages

Syncfusion JavaScript (Essential JS 2) packages are available on the npmjs.com public registry. You can install all Syncfusion JavaScript (Essential JS 2) controls in a single @syncfusion/ej2 package or individual packages for each control.

The quickstart application is preconfigured with the dependent @syncfusion/ej2 package in the ~/package.json file. Use the following command to install the dependent npm packages from the command prompt.

npm install

Import the Syncfusion CSS styles

Syncfusion JavaScript controls come with built-in themes, which are available in the installed packages. It’s easy to adapt the Syncfusion JavaScript controls to match the style of your application by referring to one of the built-in themes.

The quickstart application is preconfigured to use the Material theme in the ~/src/styles/styles.css file, as shown below:

@import "../../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2/material.css";

You can check out the themes section to know more about built-in themes and CSS reference for individual controls.

Adding component

You can add DocumentEditorContainer component with predefined toolbar and properties pane options or DocumentEditor component with customize options.

Note: Starting from v19.3.0.x, we have optimized the accuracy of text size measurements such as to match Microsoft Word pagination for most Word documents. This improvement is included as default behavior along with an optional API to disable it and retain the document pagination behavior of older versions.

Document Editor component

Document Editor component is used to create, view and edit word documents. In this, you can customize the UI options based on your requirements to modify the document.

Adding Document Editor component

You can start adding Essential JS 2 documenteditor component to the application. To get started, add the DocumentEditor component in app.ts and index.html files using the following code.

Place the following code in the app.ts.

import { DocumentEditor } from '@syncfusion/ej2-documenteditor';

// Initialize Document Editor component.
let documenteditor: DocumentEditor = new DocumentEditor({ isReadOnly: false, height: '370px', serviceUrl: 'https://services.syncfusion.com/js/production/api/documenteditor/' });

// Enable all built in modules.
documenteditor.enableAllModules();

// Render the Document Editor component.
documenteditor.appendTo('#DocumentEditor');

The Web API hosted link https://services.syncfusion.com/js/production/api/documenteditor/ utilized in the Document Editor’s serviceUrl property is intended solely for demonstration and evaluation purposes. For production deployment, please host your own web service with your required server configurations. You can refer and reuse the GitHub Web Service example or Docker image for hosting your own web service and use for the serviceUrl property.

Now, add an HTML div element to act as the DocumentEditor element in index.html using the following code.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>Essential JS 2</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0, user-scalable=no" />
    <meta name="description" content="Essential JS 2" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link rel="shortcut icon" href="resources/favicon.ico" />
    <link href="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.7/css/bootstrap.min.css" rel="stylesheet" />
</head>

<body>
    <!--Element which will render as DocumentEditor -->
    <div id="DocumentEditor"></div>
</body>

</html>

Run the Document Editor application

The quickstart project is configured to compile and run the application in the browser. Use the following command to run the application.

npm start

Documenteditor output will be displayed as follows.

import { DocumentEditor } from '@syncfusion/ej2-documenteditor';

// Initialize Document Editor component.
let documenteditor: DocumentEditor = new DocumentEditor({ isReadOnly: false,  height: '370px', serviceUrl: 'https://services.syncfusion.com/js/production/api/documenteditor/' });

// Enable all built in modules.
documenteditor.enableAllModules();

// Render the Document Editor component.
documenteditor.appendTo('#DocumentEditor');
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>EJ2 Animation</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript UI Controls" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-documenteditor/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-buttons/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-base/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-dropdowns/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-inputs/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-lists/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-navigations/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-popups/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet" /> 
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/systemjs/0.19.38/system.js"></script>
    <script src="systemjs.config.js"></script>
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/syncfusion-helper.js" type ="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

<body>
    <div id='loader'>Loading....</div>
    <div id='container'>   
        
        <div id='DocumentEditor' style="height:420px">
            
        </div>
    </div>
</body>

</html>

Document Editor Container component

Document Editor Container is a predefined component which wraps DocumentEditor, Toolbar, Properties pane, and Status bar into a single component. And the toolbar and properties pane is used to view and modify the document in DocumentEditor thought public APIs available in it.

Adding Document Editor Container component

You can start adding Essential JS 2 documenteditor container component to the application. To get started, add the DocumentEditorContainer component in app.ts and index.html files using the following code.

Place the following code in the app.ts.

import { DocumentEditorContainer, Toolbar } from '@syncfusion/ej2-documenteditor';

DocumentEditorContainer.Inject(Toolbar);

let documenteditor: DocumentEditorContainer = new DocumentEditorContainer({ enableToolbar: true, height: '390px', serviceUrl: 'https://services.syncfusion.com/js/production/api/documenteditor/' });

documenteditor.appendTo('#DocumentEditor');

The Web API hosted link https://services.syncfusion.com/js/production/api/documenteditor/ utilized in the Document Editor’s serviceUrl property is intended solely for demonstration and evaluation purposes. For production deployment, please host your own web service with your required server configurations. You can refer and reuse the GitHub Web Service example or Docker image for hosting your own web service and use for the serviceUrl property.

Now, add an HTML div element to act as the DocumentEditorContainer element in index.html using the following code.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>Essential JS 2</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0, user-scalable=no" />
    <meta name="description" content="Essential JS 2" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link rel="shortcut icon" href="resources/favicon.ico" />
    <link href="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.7/css/bootstrap.min.css" rel="stylesheet" />
</head>

<body>
    <!--Element which will render as DocumentEditorContainer -->
    <div id="DocumentEditor"></div>
</body>

</html>

Run the Document Editor Container application

The quickstart project is configured to compile and run the application in the browser. Use the following command to run the application.

npm start

DocumentEditorContainer output will be displayed as follows.

import { DocumentEditorContainer, Toolbar } from '@syncfusion/ej2-documenteditor';

// Inject require modules.
DocumentEditorContainer.Inject(Toolbar);

//Initialize Document Editor component
let documenteditor: DocumentEditorContainer = new DocumentEditorContainer({ enableToolbar: true, height: '590px', serviceUrl: 'https://services.syncfusion.com/js/production/api/documenteditor/' });

// Render Document Editor component.
documenteditor.appendTo('#DocumentEditor');
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>EJ2 Animation</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript UI Controls" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-documenteditor/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-buttons/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-base/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-dropdowns/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-inputs/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-lists/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-navigations/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-popups/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet" /> 
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/systemjs/0.19.38/system.js"></script>
    <script src="systemjs.config.js"></script>
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/syncfusion-helper.js" type ="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

<body>
    <div id='loader'>Loading....</div>
    <div id='container'>   
        
        <div id='DocumentEditor' style="height:420px">
            
        </div>
    </div>
</body>

</html>

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