Retrieve the document and bookmark content in Blazor Document Editor

14 Nov 20225 minutes to read

How to retrieve the whole document and bookmark content as text in Blazor Document Editor

You can get the bookmark or whole document content from the Blazor Document Editor component as plain text and SFDT (rich text).

Get the bookmark content as plain text

You can SelectBookmarkAsync API to navigate to the bookmark and use GetTextAsync API to get the bookmark content as plain text from Blazor Document Editor component.

The following example code illustrates how to get the bookmark content as plain text.

@using Syncfusion.Blazor.DocumentEditor

<SfDocumentEditorContainer @ref="container" EnableToolbar=true>
    <DocumentEditorContainerEvents Created="OnCreated"></DocumentEditorContainerEvents>
</SfDocumentEditorContainer>

@code {
    SfDocumentEditorContainer container;

    public async void OnCreated(object args)
    {
        // To insert text in cursor position
        container.DocumentEditor.Editor.InsertTextAsync("Document editor");
        // To select all the content in document
        container.DocumentEditor.Selection.SelectAllAsync();
        // Insert bookmark to selected content
        container.DocumentEditor.Editor.InsertBookmarkAsync("Bookmark1");
        // Provide your bookmark name to navigate to specific bookmark
        container.DocumentEditor.Selection.SelectBookmarkAsync("Bookmark1");
        // To get the selected content as text
        string selectedContent =await container.DocumentEditor.Selection.GetTextAsync();
    }
}

To get the bookmark content as SFDT (rich text), check this link.

Get the whole document content as text

You can use GetTextAsync API to get the whole document content as plain text from Blazor Document Editor component.

The following example code illustrates how to get the whole document content as plain text.

@using Syncfusion.Blazor.DocumentEditor

<SfDocumentEditorContainer @ref="container" EnableToolbar=true>
    <DocumentEditorContainerEvents Created="OnCreated"></DocumentEditorContainerEvents>
</SfDocumentEditorContainer>

@code {
    SfDocumentEditorContainer container;

    public async void OnCreated(object args)
    {
        // To insert text in cursor position
        container.DocumentEditor.Editor.InsertTextAsync("Document editor");
        // To select all the content in document
        container.DocumentEditor.Selection.SelectAllAsync();
        // To get the selected content as text
        string selectedContent =await container.DocumentEditor.Selection.GetTextAsync();
    }
}

Get the whole document content as SFDT(rich text)

You can use SerializeAsync API to get the whole document content as SFDT string from Blazor Document Editor component.

The following example code illustrates how to get the whole document content as SFDT.

@using Syncfusion.Blazor.DocumentEditor

<SfDocumentEditorContainer @ref="container" EnableToolbar=true>
    <DocumentEditorContainerEvents Created="OnCreated"></DocumentEditorContainerEvents>
</SfDocumentEditorContainer>

@code {

    SfDocumentEditorContainer container;

    public async void OnCreated(object args)
    {
        // To insert text in cursor position
        container.DocumentEditor.Editor.InsertTextAsync("Document editor");
        // To get the content as SFDT
        string selectedContent = await container.DocumentEditor.SerializeAsync();
    }
}

Get the header content as text

You can use GoToHeaderAsync API to navigate the selection to the header and then use GetTextAsync API to get the content as plain text.

The following example code illustrates how to get the header content as plain text.

@using Syncfusion.Blazor.DocumentEditor

<SfDocumentEditorContainer @ref="container" EnableToolbar=true>
    <DocumentEditorContainerEvents Created="OnCreated"></DocumentEditorContainerEvents>
</SfDocumentEditorContainer>

@code {

    SfDocumentEditorContainer container;

    public async void OnCreated(object args)
    {
        container.DocumentEditor.Selection.GoToHeaderAsync();
        // To insert text in cursor position
        container.DocumentEditor.Editor.InsertTextAsync("Document editor");
        // To select all the content in header
        container.DocumentEditor.Selection.SelectAllAsync();
        // To get the selected content as text
        string selectedContent = await container.DocumentEditor.Selection.GetTextAsync();
    }
}

Similarly, you can use GoToFooterAsync API to navigate the selection to the footer and then use GetTextAsync API to get the content as plain text.