As in the title, I need to programmatically create a new document based on a content type template. Does anyone know the best way to do this? Normally, to add files you use Web.Files.Add(), but all those overloads take a byte stream.

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use this :

var tplurl = doclib.ContentTypes["MyContentType"].DocumentTemplateUrl;
byte[] stream = web.GetFile(tplurl).OpenBinary();

SPFile file = myFolder.Files.Add("myFileName", stream, true);
  • The above code give problems for the .docx files as file is could not be opened? any ideas.
    – user16674
    Commented Apr 28, 2013 at 23:55
  • I forgot to mention that I am using a docx as template for my content type not a dotx.
    – must19
    Commented May 4, 2013 at 18:16

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