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The tables below summarize and compare availability of features of Aspose.Words for .NET and provide links to detailed feature descriptions.

Supported Platforms

The platforms Aspose.Words for .NET can be used with are listed below. If you need support for more platforms, look for the "twin brother" product Aspose.Words for Java.

Feature

Description

.NET Framework

Use Aspose.Words for .NET to build ASP.NET, Web Services, WinForms or any other type of application for any .NET Framework versions 2.0 or later including Client Profile versions. Full support for 32-bit and 64-bit.

.NET Standard 2.0

The 'netstandard2.0' and 'netstandard2.0_AuthenticodeSigned' folders contain assemblies to use with frameworks that implement .NET Standard 2.0 such as .NET Core 2.0.

Xamarin.AndroidUse Aspose.Words for .NET in your native Android applications.
Xamarin.iOSUse Aspose.Words for .NET in your native iOS applications.
Xamarin.MacUse Aspose.Words for .NET in your native Mac applications.

COM

Can be a lifesaver if you have to develop using pre- .NET technologies.

Mono

You can use Aspose.Words for .NET to build applications with Mono.

Windows Azure

Yes, Aspose.Words for .NET runs on Windows Azure.

File Formats and Conversions

Many customers worldwide rely on the thorough document import and export features provided by Aspose.Words.

Feature

Description

.NET.NET Standard 2.0Xamarin.AndroidXamarin.iOSXamarin.Mac

High-Quality Conversions

Quickly and reliably, convert between several popular document formats.

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Microsoft Word - DOC

The fastest and most complete DOC format implementation you can find.

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WordprocessingML - DOCX and XML

Aspose.Words provides exhaustive support OOXML, Flat OPC and also Word 2003 XML.

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Rich Text Format - RTF

Comprehensive support of the RTF format to interact with a variety of applications.

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HTML, XHTML and MHTML

Load and save HTML/XHTML for even greater interoperability. Save as MHTML is also available.

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OpenDocument - ODT

Aspose.Words can load and save documents in the OpenDocument Text (.odt) format.

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Adobe Portable Document Format - PDF

Convert any document to PDF with high fidelity. PDF/A is supported.

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XML Paper Specification - XPS

Convert any document to XPS with high fidelity.

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Macromedia Flash File Format - SWF

Convert any document to SWF with high fidelity. The generated SWF contains the document pages and an embedded viewer allowing the document to be viewed on any device.

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Plain Text - TXT

Easily extract text by saving in plain text format.

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Digital Publishing EPUB

EPUB is a popular format for eBooks. You can convert any document from Aspose.Words to the IDPF EPUB format.

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Printer Command Language (PCL)Aspose.Words for .NET provides support to save document to PCL format.(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)

Rendering and Printing

Aspose.Words now provides high fidelity rendering of document pages.

Feature

.NET.NET Standard 2.0Xamarin.AndroidXamarin.iOSXamarin.Mac

Layout document into pages with high fidelity (exactly like Microsoft Word® would do that) to all the formats below.

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Render individual pages or complete documents to PDF, XPS or SWF.

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Render document pages to BMP images

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Render document pages to images (PNG, EMF, JPEG, GIF).

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Render individual shapes from the document into raster or vector images.

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Specify image resolution, quality, compression and other options.

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Render pages or shapes to a .NET Graphics object with transforms, to a specific size.

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Print document pages using the .NET printing infrastructure.

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Update TOC, page numbers and other fields before rendering or printing.(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)

Document Content Features

Aspose.Words provides a rich object model that consists of over 100 public classes, which allow you to programmatically generate, combine, modify, parse or otherwise examine loaded documents.

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.NET.NET Standard 2.0Xamarin.AndroidXamarin.iOSXamarin.Mac

Access, create and modify paragraphs and text.

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Access, create and modify images, textboxes and shapes.

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Access, create and modify tables, rows and cells.

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Access, create and modify fields, form fields, hyperlinks and bookmarks.

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Access, create and modify document sections, headers and footers.

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Access, create and modify footnotes, endnotes and comments.

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Access, create and modify Custom XML, SmartTags and Structured Document Tags (Content Controls).

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Access and modify all document elements using XmlDocument -like classes and methods.

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Update field results IF, formula and other popular field types.

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Rebuild and update Table Of Contents (TOC) fields exactly like Microsoft Word does it.

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Copy and move document elements between documents.

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Join and split documents.

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Get and set built-in and custom document properties.

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Specify document protection, open protected and encrypted documents.

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Find and replace text, enumerate over document content.

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Accept all revisions in a document.

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Preserve or extract OLE objects and ActiveX controls from the document.

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Preserve or remove VBA macros from the document. Preserve VBA macros digital signature.

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Detect and verify digital signatures in documents.

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Insert HTML text.

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Document Formatting Features

Aspose.Words provides detailed programmatic access to formatting properties of all document elements.

Feature

.NET.NET Standard 2.0Xamarin.AndroidXamarin.iOSXamarin.Mac

Access and modify all character formatting including fonts, colors, effects, borders and shading.

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Access and modify all paragraph formatting including indents, spacing, borders and shading, tab stops.

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Access and modify all bulleted and numbered lists formatting including numbering and levels.

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Access and modify table formatting including alignment, orientation, borders and shading.

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Access and modify all section properties including paper size, margins and orientation.

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Access, create and modify document styles.

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Access and modify drawing objects including position, size, line and fill properties, image bytes.

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Mail Merge Features

You can use Aspose.Words as a reporting solution on its own. Design your reports in Microsoft Word and then have Aspose.Words populate documents with data from various data sources.

Feature

.NET.NET Standard 2.0Xamarin.AndroidXamarin.iOSXamarin.Mac

Use all standard Microsoft Word mail merge fields in your reports including MERGEFIELD, NEXT, NEXTIF, ADDRESSBLOCK, GREETINGLINE.

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Execute mail merge for documents that contain even the most complex and nested IF fields and formulas.

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Populate and dynamically grow tables or fragments in the document from your data source using mail merge regions.

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Easily generate reports that contain master-detail (parent-child) data such as Order/OrderDetails.

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Populate documents with data from any .NET data source such as DataSet, DataTable, DataView, DataReader or ADO Recordset.

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Populate documents from any data source such as a LINQ query, XML file or business objects by implementing the IMailMergeDataSource interface.

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Take precise control, such as number formatting, over how your data is merged using events.

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Insert images during mail merge.

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Programmatically create or modify a Microsoft Word mail merge data source for a document. Preserve mail merge settings and data sources.

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Retrieve mail merge field names.

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Reporting Features

LINQ Reporting Engine is an advanced reporting tool enabling you to generate documents based upon template documents and data obtained from various sources including databases, XML, JSON, OData, objects of custom CLR types, external documents, and more out of the box.

Key Features.NET.NET Standard 2.0Xamarin.AndroidXamarin.iOSXamarin.Mac
Support of C# syntax and LINQ extension methods directly in templates (even for ADO.NET data sources)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Support of repeatable and conditional document blocks (loops and conditions) for tables, lists, and common content(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Support of dynamically generated charts and images(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Support of insertion of outer documents and HTML blocks into a document(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Support of multiple data sources (including of different types) for generation of a single document(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Built-in support of data relations (master-detail)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Comprehensive support of various data manipulations such as grouping, sorting, filtering, and others directly in templates(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
WYSIWYG: A generated document retains the same formatting of its elements as a corresponding template has(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)

 

 

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