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RichEditControl.LoadDocumentTemplate(Stream, DocumentFormat) Method

Loads a document template from a stream, specifying the document format.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraRichEdit

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraRichEdit.v24.1.dll

NuGet Packages: DevExpress.Win.PivotGrid, DevExpress.Win.RichEdit, DevExpress.Win.TreeMap


public virtual bool LoadDocumentTemplate(
    Stream stream,
    DocumentFormat documentFormat


Name Type Description
stream Stream

The stream from which to load a document.

documentFormat DocumentFormat

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


Type Description

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


The document template cannot be automatically overwritten either in code or in the UI. The information about the original file location and its format is dropped. An attempt to save (i.e., overwrite) the original document invokes the Save As dialog.

The source stream can be non-seekable. In this case, the stream is buffered automatically. After loading the document, the stream remains open.

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

The code sample below loads a document template from a stream. The IFormatDetectorService.DetectFormat(Stream) method determines the format of the template contained in the stream.

using (Stream stream = System.Reflection.Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly().GetManifestResourceStream("LoadDocumentExample.TextWithImagesODT"))
    DocumentFormat format = richEditControl1.GetService<IFormatDetectorService>().DetectFormat(stream);
    richEditControl1.LoadDocumentTemplate(stream, format);
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