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Office Module Overview

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The Office Module integrates the following DevExpress controls into an XAF application:

Important

In XAF, the ASP.NET Rich Text Editor and WinForms Spreadsheet support is currently in the Beta stage.

Tip

You can see a demonstration of the Office Module in the Property Editors and Reports sections of the Feature Center demo installed in the %PUBLIC%\Documents\DevExpress Demos 19.1\Components\eXpressApp Framework\FeatureCenter folder.

Office Module Capabilities

Rich Text Editor

The Office Module provides two platform-specific Property Editors:

  • the RichTextPropertyEditor, which uses the RichEditControl in WinForms applications
  • the ASPxRichTextPropertyEditor (Beta), which uses the ASPxRichEdit in ASP.NET applications

These editors allow end-users to edit rich text documents stored in different formats.

You can also create Mail Merge templates to generate documents based on data from your application database.

Spreadsheet Editor

The Office Module provides the SpreadsheetPropertyEditor (Beta), which uses the SpreadsheetControl to edit spreadsheet documents.

Office Module Components

The Office Module consists of the following components:

  • OfficeModule - the platform-agnostic module. Use the Module Designer to add this module to your project.
  • OfficeWindowsFormsModule - the WinForms-specific module. Use the Application Designer to add this module to your WinForms application.
  • OfficeAspNetModule - the ASP.NET-specific module. Use the Application Designer to add this module to your ASP.NET application.

Note

Application Model Extensions

The Office Module extends the Application Model with the following properties:

Module

Extended node

Property

OfficeModule

IModelMember

DocumentStorageFormat

IModelMember

EnableFormulaBar

OfficeWindowsFormsModule

IModelPropertyEditor

MenuManagerType

IModelColumn

CustomHeight

OfficeAspNetModule

IModelPropertyEditor

Height

IModelPropertyEditor

MenuManagerType