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Open document from URL in Vue DocumentEditor component

22 Nov 2022 / 2 minutes to read

How to open a document from URL in DocumentEditor

In this article, we are going to see how to open a document from URL in DocumentEditor

please refer below example for client-side code

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<template>
    <div id="app">
    <button id='import' v-on:click="onClick">Import</button>
      <ejs-documenteditorcontainer ref='container' :serviceUrl='serviceUrl' height="590px" id='container' :enableToolbar='true'></ejs-documenteditorcontainer>
    </div>
</template>
<script>
  import Vue from 'vue';
  import { DocumentEditorContainerPlugin, DocumentEditorContainerComponent,Toolbar} from '@syncfusion/ej2-vue-documenteditor';

  Vue.use(DocumentEditorContainerPlugin);

  export default {
    data() {
      return { serviceUrl:'https://ej2services.syncfusion.com/production/web-services/api/documenteditor/'
      };
    },
    provide: {
      //Inject require modules.
      DocumentEditorContainer: [Toolbar]
    },
    methods: {
     onClick:function() {
    let obj = this;
    let http: XMLHttpRequest = new XMLHttpRequest();
    //add your url in which you want to open document inside the ""
    let content = { fileUrl: "" };
    let baseurl: string = "/api/documenteditor/ImportFileURL";
    http.open("POST", baseurl, true);
    http.setRequestHeader("Content-Type", "application/json;charset=UTF-8");
    http.onreadystatechange = () => {
        if (http.readyState === 4) {
            if (http.status === 200 || http.status === 304) {
                //open the SFDT text in Document Editor
                this.$refs.container.ej2Instances.documentEditor.open(http.responseText);
            }
        }
    };
    http.send(JSON.stringify(content));
    }
    }
  };
</script>

please refer below example for server-side code

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    [AcceptVerbs("Post")]
    public string ImportFileURL([FromBody]FileUrlInfo param)
    {
        try {
            using(WebClient client = new WebClient())
            {
                MemoryStream stream = new MemoryStream(client.DownloadData(param.fileUrl));
                WordDocument document = WordDocument.Load(stream, FormatType.Docx);
                string json = Newtonsoft.Json.JsonConvert.SerializeObject(document);
                document.Dispose();
                stream.Dispose();
                return json;
            }
        }
        catch (Exception) {
            return "";
        }
    }
    public class FileUrlInfo {
        public string fileUrl { get; set; }
        public string Content { get; set; }
    }