How to Download a Word Document from URL in C#, VB.NET

Nowadays, we're facing a bigger chance to download a file from URL since more documents are electronically delivered by internet. In this article, I'll introduce how to download a Word document from URL programmatically using Spire.Doc in C#, VB.NET.

Spire.Doc does not provide a method to download a Word file directly from URL. However, you can download the file from URL into a MemoryStream and then use Spire.Doc to load the document from MemoryStream and save as a new Word document to local folder.

Code Snippet:

Step 1: Initialize a new Word document.

Document doc = new Document();

Step 2: Initialize a new instance of WebClient class.

WebClient webClient = new WebClient();

Step 3: Call WebClient.DownloadData(string address) method to load the data from URL. Save the data to a MemoryStream, then call Document.LoadFromStream() method to load the Word document from MemoryStream.

using (MemoryStream ms = new MemoryStream(webClient.DownloadData("http://www.e-iceblue.com/images/test.docx")))
{
    doc.LoadFromStream(ms,FileFormat.Docx);
}

Step 4: Save the file.

doc.SaveToFile("result.docx",FileFormat.Docx);

Run the program, the targeted file will be downloaded and saved as a new Word file in Bin folder.

How to Download a Word Document from URL in C#, VB.NET

Full Code:

[C#]
Document doc = new Document();
WebClient webClient = new WebClient();
using (MemoryStream ms = new MemoryStream(webClient.DownloadData("http://www.e-iceblue.com/images/test.docx")))
{
    doc.LoadFromStream(ms,FileFormat.Docx);
}
doc.SaveToFile("result.docx",FileFormat.Docx);
[VB.NET]
Dim doc As New Document()
Dim webClient As New WebClient()
Using ms As New MemoryStream(webClient.DownloadData("http://www.e-iceblue.com/images/test.docx"))
	doc.LoadFromStream(ms, FileFormat.Docx)
End Using
doc.SaveToFile("result.docx", FileFormat.Docx)