How to load a DOC (Word 97 - 2003) document
in C# and VB.NET.


  1. Load from a file:
    
    DocumentCore dc = DocumentCore.Load(@"..\..\example.doc");
    
    The dc represents the document "example.doc" loaded in memory. The file format is detected automatically from the file extension: ".doc" .

    After loading you'll get the document presented as the Tree Of Objects, where the root node is DocumentCore class.

    To guarantee that a loadable content is really DOC and set some loading options, use DocLoadOptions as 2nd parameter.

    
    DocumentCore dc = DocumentCore.Load(@"..\..\example.doc", new DocLoadOptions());
    
  2. Load using a MemoryStream:
    
                // Assume that we already have a DOC (Word 97-2003) document as bytes array.
                byte[] fileBytes = File.ReadAllBytes(@"..\..\example.doc");
    
                DocumentCore dc = null;
    
                // Create a MemoryStream
                using (MemoryStream ms = new MemoryStream(fileBytes))
                {
                    // Load a document from the MemoryStream.
                    // Specifying DocLoadOptions we explicitly set that a loadable document is DOC.
                    dc = DocumentCore.Load(ms, new DocLoadOptions());
                }
                if (dc != null)
                    Console.WriteLine("Loaded successfully!");
    
 

Complete code

using System;
using System.IO;
using SautinSoft.Document;

namespace Example
{
    class Program
    {      
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            LoadDocFromFile();
            //LoadDocFromStream();
        }

        /// <summary>
        /// Loads a DOC (Word 97-2003) document into DocumentCore (dc) from a file.
        /// </summary>
        /// <remarks>
        /// Details: https://www.sautinsoft.com/products/document/help/net/developer-guide/load-doc-word-97-2003-document-net-csharp-vb.php
        /// </remarks>
        static void LoadDocFromFile()
        {
            string filePath = @"..\..\example.doc";
            // The file format is detected automatically from the file extension: ".doc".
            // But as shown in the example below, we can specify DocLoadOptions as 2nd parameter
            // to explicitly set that a loadable document has DOC format.
            DocumentCore dc = DocumentCore.Load(filePath);

            if (dc != null)
                Console.WriteLine("Loaded successfully!");

			Console.ReadKey();
        }

        /// <summary>
        /// Loads a DOC (Word 97-2003) document into DocumentCore (dc) from a MemoryStream.
        /// </summary>
        /// <remarks>
        /// Details: https://www.sautinsoft.com/products/document/help/net/developer-guide/load-doc-word-97-2003-document-net-csharp-vb.php
        /// </remarks>
        static void LoadDocFromStream()
        {
            // Assume that we already have a DOC (Word 97-2003) document as bytes array.
            byte[] fileBytes = File.ReadAllBytes(@"..\..\example.doc");

            DocumentCore dc = null;

            // Create a MemoryStream
            using (MemoryStream ms = new MemoryStream(fileBytes))
            {
                // Load a document from the MemoryStream.
                // Specifying DocLoadOptions we explicitly set that a loadable document is DOC.
                dc = DocumentCore.Load(ms, new DocLoadOptions());
            }
            if (dc != null)
                Console.WriteLine("Loaded successfully!");
			
			Console.ReadKey();			
        }
    }
}

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            Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports SautinSoft.Document

Module Sample
    Sub Main()
        LoadDocFromFile()
        'LoadDocFromStream();
    End Sub

	''' <summary>
	''' Loads a DOC (Word 97-2003) document into DocumentCore (dc) from a file.
	''' </summary>
	''' <remarks>
	''' Details: https://www.sautinsoft.com/products/document/help/net/developer-guide/load-doc-word-97-2003-document-net-csharp-vb.php
	''' </remarks>
	Sub LoadDocFromFile()
		Dim filePath As String = "..\example.doc"
		' The file format is detected automatically from the file extension: ".doc".
		' But as shown in the example below, we can specify DocLoadOptions as 2nd parameter
		' to explicitly set that a loadable document has DOC format.
		Dim dc As DocumentCore = DocumentCore.Load(filePath)

		If dc IsNot Nothing Then
			Console.WriteLine("Loaded successfully!")
		End If

		Console.ReadKey()
	End Sub

	''' <summary>
	''' Loads a DOC (Word 97-2003) document into DocumentCore (dc) from a MemoryStream.
	''' </summary>
	''' <remarks>
	''' Details: https://www.sautinsoft.com/products/document/help/net/developer-guide/load-doc-word-97-2003-document-net-csharp-vb.php
	''' </remarks>
	Sub LoadDocFromStream()
		' Assume that we already have a DOC (Word 97-2003) document as bytes array.
		Dim fileBytes() As Byte = File.ReadAllBytes("..\example.doc")

		Dim dc As DocumentCore = Nothing

		' Create a MemoryStream
		Using ms As New MemoryStream(fileBytes)
			' Load a document from the MemoryStream.
			' Specifying DocLoadOptions we explicitly set that a loadable document is DOC.
			dc = DocumentCore.Load(ms, New DocLoadOptions())
		End Using
		If dc IsNot Nothing Then
			Console.WriteLine("Loaded successfully!")
		End If

		Console.ReadKey()
	End Sub
End Module

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