Getting Started with Blazor DocumentEditor Component in Blazor WASM

1 Apr 20225 minutes to read

This section briefly explains about how to include Blazor DocumentEditor component in your Blazor WebAssembly (WASM) App using Visual Studio.

Prerequisites

Create a new Blazor App in Visual Studio

You can create Blazor WebAssembly App using Visual Studio in one of the following ways,

Install Syncfusion Blazor WordProcessor NuGet in the App

Syncfusion Blazor components are available in nuget.org. To use Syncfusion Blazor components in the application, add reference to the corresponding NuGet. Refer to NuGet packages topic for available NuGet packages list with component details.

To add Blazor DocumentEditor component in the app, open the NuGet package manager in Visual Studio (Tools → NuGet Package Manager → Manage NuGet Packages for Solution), search for Syncfusion.Blazor.WordProcessor and then install it.

Register Syncfusion Blazor Service

Open ~/_Imports.razor file and import the Syncfusion.Blazor namespace.

@using Syncfusion.Blazor

Now, register the Syncfusion Blazor Service in the Blazor WebAssembly App. Here, Syncfusion Blazor Service is registered by setting IgnoreScriptIsolation property as true to load the scripts externally in the next steps.

From 2022 Vol1 (20.1) version - The default value of IgnoreScriptIsolation is changed as true, so, you don’t have to set IgnoreScriptIsolation property explicitly to refer scripts externally.

  • Open ~/Program.cs file and register the Syncfusion Blazor Service in the client web app.
using Microsoft.AspNetCore.Components.Web;
using Microsoft.AspNetCore.Components.WebAssembly.Hosting;
using Syncfusion.Blazor;

var builder = WebAssemblyHostBuilder.CreateDefault(args);
builder.RootComponents.Add<App>("#app");
builder.RootComponents.Add<HeadOutlet>("head::after");

builder.Services.AddScoped(sp => new HttpClient { BaseAddress = new Uri(builder.HostEnvironment.BaseAddress) });

builder.Services.AddSyncfusionBlazor(options => { options.IgnoreScriptIsolation = true; });
await builder.Build().RunAsync();
....
using Syncfusion.Blazor;

namespace WebApplication1
{
    public class Program
    {
        public static async Task Main(string[] args)
        {
            ....
            builder.Services.AddSyncfusionBlazor(options => { options.IgnoreScriptIsolation = true; });
            await builder.Build().RunAsync();
        }
    }
}

Add Style Sheet

Checkout the Blazor Themes topic to learn different ways (Static Web Assets, CDN and CRG) to refer themes in Blazor application, and to have the expected appearance for Syncfusion Blazor components. Here, the theme is referred using Static Web Assets.

To add theme to the app, open the NuGet package manager in Visual Studio (Tools → NuGet Package Manager → Manage NuGet Packages for Solution), search for Syncfusion.Blazor.Themes and then install it. Then, the theme style sheet from NuGet can be referred as follows,

Refer the theme style sheet from NuGet in the <head> of wwwroot/index.html file in the client web app.

<head>
    <link href="_content/Syncfusion.Blazor.Themes/bootstrap5.css" rel="stylesheet" />
</head>

Add Script Reference

Checkout Adding Script Reference topic to learn different ways to add script reference in Blazor Application. In this getting started walk-through, the required scripts are referred using Static Web Assets externally inside the <head> as follows,

Refer script in the <head> of the ~/index.html file.

<head>
    ....
    <link href="_content/Syncfusion.Blazor.Themes/bootstrap5.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="_content/Syncfusion.Blazor.WordProcessor/scripts/syncfusion-blazor-documenteditor.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

In the above example code, we have referred the script which is specific to Document Editor component. If you want to use Document Editor along the other Syncfusion Blazor component like Grid, RTE etc. Please refer below topic

Syncfusion recommends to reference scripts using Static Web Assets, CDN and CRG by disabling JavaScript isolation for better loading performance of the Blazor application.

Add Blazor DocumentEditor Component

  • Open ~/_Imports.razor file or any other page under the ~/Pages folder where the component is to be added and import the Syncfusion.Blazor.DocumentEditor namespace.
@using Syncfusion.Blazor
@using Syncfusion.Blazor.DocumentEditor
  • Now, add the Syncfusion DocumentEditor component in razor file. Here, the DocumentEditor component is added in the ~/Pages/Index.razor file under the ~/Pages folder.
<SfDocumentEditorContainer EnableToolbar=true></SfDocumentEditorContainer>
  • Press Ctrl+F5 (Windows) or +F5 (macOS) to run the application. Then, the Syncfusion Blazor DocumentEditor component will be rendered in the default web browser.

Blazor DocumentEditor

You can also explore our Blazor Word Processor example to know how to render and configure the document editor.