Write

DocumentBuilder.Write method

Inserts a string into the document at the current insert position.

public void Write(string text)
Parameter Type Description
text String The string to insert into the document.

Remarks

Current font formatting specified by the Font property is used.

Examples

Shows how to insert a string surrounded by a border into a document.

Document doc = new Document();
DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);

builder.Font.Border.Color = Color.Green;
builder.Font.Border.LineWidth = 2.5d;
builder.Font.Border.LineStyle = LineStyle.DashDotStroker;

builder.Write("Text surrounded by green border.");

doc.Save(ArtifactsDir + "Border.FontBorder.docx");

Shows how to use a document builder to create a table.

Document doc = new Document();
DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);

// Start the table, then populate the first row with two cells.
builder.StartTable();
builder.InsertCell();
builder.Write("Row 1, Cell 1.");
builder.InsertCell();
builder.Write("Row 1, Cell 2.");

// Call the builder's "EndRow" method to start a new row.
builder.EndRow();
builder.InsertCell();
builder.Write("Row 2, Cell 1.");
builder.InsertCell();
builder.Write("Row 2, Cell 2.");
builder.EndTable();

doc.Save(ArtifactsDir + "DocumentBuilder.CreateTable.docx");

Shows how to build a formatted 2x2 table.

Document doc = new Document();
DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);

Table table = builder.StartTable();
builder.InsertCell();
builder.CellFormat.VerticalAlignment = CellVerticalAlignment.Center;
builder.Write("Row 1, cell 1.");
builder.InsertCell();
builder.Write("Row 1, cell 2.");
builder.EndRow();

// While building the table, the document builder will apply its current RowFormat/CellFormat property values
// to the current row/cell that its cursor is in and any new rows/cells as it creates them.
Assert.AreEqual(CellVerticalAlignment.Center, table.Rows[0].Cells[0].CellFormat.VerticalAlignment);
Assert.AreEqual(CellVerticalAlignment.Center, table.Rows[0].Cells[1].CellFormat.VerticalAlignment);

builder.InsertCell();
builder.RowFormat.Height = 100;
builder.RowFormat.HeightRule = HeightRule.Exactly;
builder.CellFormat.Orientation = TextOrientation.Upward;
builder.Write("Row 2, cell 1.");
builder.InsertCell();
builder.CellFormat.Orientation = TextOrientation.Downward;
builder.Write("Row 2, cell 2.");
builder.EndRow();
builder.EndTable();

// Previously added rows and cells are not retroactively affected by changes to the builder's formatting.
Assert.AreEqual(0, table.Rows[0].RowFormat.Height);
Assert.AreEqual(HeightRule.Auto, table.Rows[0].RowFormat.HeightRule);
Assert.AreEqual(100, table.Rows[1].RowFormat.Height);
Assert.AreEqual(HeightRule.Exactly, table.Rows[1].RowFormat.HeightRule);
Assert.AreEqual(TextOrientation.Upward, table.Rows[1].Cells[0].CellFormat.Orientation);
Assert.AreEqual(TextOrientation.Downward, table.Rows[1].Cells[1].CellFormat.Orientation);

doc.Save(ArtifactsDir + "DocumentBuilder.BuildTable.docx");

Shows how to build a table with custom borders.

Document doc = new Document();
DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);

builder.StartTable();

// Setting table formatting options for a document builder
// will apply them to every row and cell that we add with it.
builder.ParagraphFormat.Alignment = ParagraphAlignment.Center;

builder.CellFormat.ClearFormatting();
builder.CellFormat.Width = 150;
builder.CellFormat.VerticalAlignment = CellVerticalAlignment.Center;
builder.CellFormat.Shading.BackgroundPatternColor = Color.GreenYellow;
builder.CellFormat.WrapText = false;
builder.CellFormat.FitText = true;

builder.RowFormat.ClearFormatting();
builder.RowFormat.HeightRule = HeightRule.Exactly;
builder.RowFormat.Height = 50;
builder.RowFormat.Borders.LineStyle = LineStyle.Engrave3D;
builder.RowFormat.Borders.Color = Color.Orange;

builder.InsertCell();
builder.Write("Row 1, Col 1");

builder.InsertCell();
builder.Write("Row 1, Col 2");
builder.EndRow();

// Changing the formatting will apply it to the current cell,
// and any new cells that we create with the builder afterward.
// This will not affect the cells that we have added previously.
builder.CellFormat.Shading.ClearFormatting();

builder.InsertCell();
builder.Write("Row 2, Col 1");

builder.InsertCell();
builder.Write("Row 2, Col 2");

builder.EndRow();

// Increase row height to fit the vertical text.
builder.InsertCell();
builder.RowFormat.Height = 150;
builder.CellFormat.Orientation = TextOrientation.Upward;
builder.Write("Row 3, Col 1");

builder.InsertCell();
builder.CellFormat.Orientation = TextOrientation.Downward;
builder.Write("Row 3, Col 2");

builder.EndRow();
builder.EndTable();

doc.Save(ArtifactsDir + "DocumentBuilder.InsertTable.docx");

See Also