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How to: Save and load documents from a database

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This code example demonstrates how to save and restore ASPxRichEdit documents from a database using a Binary column.

Use the Open to load a document and call the SaveCopy method to save changes. It is also possible to handle the Saving event to save a document by clicking the ribbon’s built-in Save button.

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MVC Version:

T352035: RichEdit - How to save and load documents from a database

View Example

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeBehind="Default.aspx.cs" Inherits="ASPxRichEditBinding.Default" %>
<%@ Register Assembly="DevExpress.Web.ASPxRichEdit.v15.2, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b88d1754d700e49a" Namespace="DevExpress.Web.ASPxRichEdit" TagPrefix="dx" %>
<%@ Register Assembly="DevExpress.Web.v15.2, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b88d1754d700e49a" Namespace="DevExpress.Web" TagPrefix="dx" %>
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html xmlns="">
<head runat="server">
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
        <dx:ASPxRichEdit ID="RichEdit" runat="server" WorkDirectory="~\App_Data\WorkDirectory" OnSaving="RichEdit_Saving"></dx:ASPxRichEdit>
        <dx:ASPxButton ID="OpenFromStreamBtn" runat="server" Text="Open from Stream" OnClick="OpenFromStreamBtn_Click"></dx:ASPxButton>
        <dx:ASPxButton ID="OpenFromByteArrayBtn" runat="server" Text="Open from Byte Array" OnClick="OpenFromByteArrayBtn_Click"></dx:ASPxButton>
        <dx:ASPxButton ID="SaveButton" runat="server" Text="Save" OnClick="SaveButton_Click"></dx:ASPxButton>
        <asp:SqlDataSource ID="SqlDataSource1" runat="server" ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:DocumentsConnectionString %>" OnUpdating="SqlDataSource1_Updating" SelectCommand="SELECT * FROM [Docs]" UpdateCommand="UPDATE [Docs] SET [DocBytes] = @DocBytes WHERE [Id] = @Id">
                <asp:Parameter Name="DocBytes" />
                <asp:Parameter Name="Id" />