Force refresh or render document body after change custom xml part using WordProcessingDocument in c# RRS feed

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  • I created a docx document using an XML as a template. This XML contains only a record. Then, using C# and WordProcessingDocument I change the custom XML part, replacing it with an XML with the same structure but with various records. If I open the document with local Word (Office 365 version) it shows it rendered with all the records, but when I open the same document in Word OnLine it shows the "orignal" version of the document. But if I save the document opened in local Word and then I open it in Office OnLine it shows the correct version.

    I decompressed the docx files (before and after saving on local Word) and compared all the files. I realized that the main document XML is not refreshed with the new content from the custom XML part I've changed.

    This is the code I'm using to do it:

        static void TestCustomXMLParts()
            string sourcePath = @"C:\WordTest\template.docx";
            string destinationPath = @"C:\WordTest\document.docx";
            string xmlPath = @"C:\WordTest\data.xml";
            File.Copy(sourcePath, destinationPath, true);
            using (WordprocessingDocument document = WordprocessingDocument.Open(destinationPath, true))
                MainDocumentPart mainPart = document.MainDocumentPart;
                var xmlPart = mainPart.CustomXmlParts.First();
                using (FileStream stream = new FileStream(xmlPath, FileMode.Open))

    Is there any way to refresh or render again the document using the OpenXML C# library?

    • Moved by woshixiaobai Tuesday, July 9, 2019 2:39 AM move this case to the right forum
    Monday, July 8, 2019 5:33 AM

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  • Hi zhodges,

    Thanks for visiting our forum. Then here is mainly focus on troubleshooting issues regarding Teams. Based on your description, you have some issue with Word develop, so I move this case to the Word for Developers forum. 
    Thanks for your understanding.

    Best Regards,
    Evan Jiang

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    Tuesday, July 9, 2019 2:39 AM
  • The Open XML SDK doesn't provide anything for that.

    > But if I save the document opened in local Word and then I open it in Office OnLine it shows the correct version.

    It seems you need to re-load the document or refresh the web page with a document opened in word online.

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    Tuesday, July 9, 2019 10:24 AM