RichEditControl.LoadDocument(String, DocumentFormat) Method

Loads a document from a file, specifying the document format.

Namespace: DevExpress.Xpf.RichEdit

Assembly: DevExpress.Xpf.RichEdit.v21.1.dll


public virtual bool LoadDocument(
    string fileName,
    DocumentFormat documentFormat


Name Type Description
fileName String

A string specifying the file to load (including the full path).

documentFormat DocumentFormat

One of the DocumentFormat enumeration members, indicating the document format.


Type Description

true, if the document is successfully loaded; otherwise, false.


If the document is in a different format than specified or the passed string is null, the RichEditControl.InvalidFormatException event fires.

After loading a document, the DXRichEditDocumentSaveOptions.CurrentFileName property is set to the file name and the DXRichEditDocumentSaveOptions.CurrentFormat property is set to the specified format.


Determine a moment when the document model can be safely modified using the RichEditControl.DocumentLoaded event. Call the LoadDocument method in the Form.Loaded event handler to work with the DocumentLoaded event. Handle the DocumentLayout.DocumentFormatted event to check the loaded document’s layout.

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