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RichEditControl.SaveDocument(IWin32Window) Method

Saves a document in its original format to its original location. If original format and location are not specified, invokes the Save As dialog that is shown modally as a child of the specified parent window.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraRichEdit

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraRichEdit.v24.1.dll

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


public virtual bool SaveDocument(
    IWin32Window parent


Name Type Description
parent IWin32Window

The IWin32Window that represents the parent window.


Type Description

true if a document has been successfully saved; otherwise, false.


Use the SaveDocument method to save changes while editing the document.

The original format is determined by the DocumentSaveOptions.CurrentFormat property. The original location is determined by the DocumentSaveOptions.CurrentFileName property. For the newly created document or a document loaded from a stream, the RichEditControl.SaveDocumentAs method is called.

Consider the situation when a document is being saved to a locked or read-only file. To prevent application failure, subscribe to the RichEditControl.UnhandledException event and set the RichEditUnhandledExceptionEventArgs.Handled property to true.


The SaveDocument method call does not automatically change the RichEditControl.Modified property value.


The following code saves a document to a file. The current RichEditControl instance is passed to the BarItem.ItemClick event handler using the BarItem.Tag property.

View Example

static void buttonCustomAction_ItemClick_SaveDocumentMethod(object sender, ItemClickEventArgs e) {
    RichEditControl richEdit = e.Item.Tag as RichEditControl;
    if(MessageBox.Show("Do you want to save this document to the default ('savedResults.docx') location?", 
        "Saving a document", MessageBoxButtons.YesNo) == DialogResult.Yes)

        richEdit.SaveDocument("savedResults.docx", DevExpress.XtraRichEdit.DocumentFormat.OpenXml);
    System.Windows.Forms.MessageBox.Show("A document was saved sucsessfully");
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