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how to display the PPT, PDF, XL, DOC files with in the Windows store app?

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  • Hi,

    I would like to display the PPT, PDF, XL, DOC files with in the Windows store app? is there any controls provided by Microsoft to view these files with in the app?

    Or

    Any workaround to achieve the desired functionality?

    Kindly provide your inputs if any one has.

    Regards

    Prasad

    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 12:41 PM

Answers

  • Hi Prasad,

    As I know currently there is no in-build functionality to display the PPT, XLS or DOC file directly on the Windows Store App, but you can always open these files by Launcher class

    However a good news is we can display PDF on Windows Store App by Windows.Data.Pdf class, see this for more information: https://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsapps/PDF-viewer-showcase-sample-39ced1e8/

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    Wednesday, April 01, 2015 2:53 AM
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  • Well, as I know there are some commercial third party libraries that can help to embedded Word, Excel or PowerPoint files in the Windows Store App. Use your favorite search engine to find them.

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    Wednesday, April 01, 2015 7:30 AM
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  • Hi Prasad,

    As I know currently there is no in-build functionality to display the PPT, XLS or DOC file directly on the Windows Store App, but you can always open these files by Launcher class

    However a good news is we can display PDF on Windows Store App by Windows.Data.Pdf class, see this for more information: https://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsapps/PDF-viewer-showcase-sample-39ced1e8/

    --James


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    Wednesday, April 01, 2015 2:53 AM
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  • Thank you James for the inputs. Yes for PDF I have used API's provided by Microsoft. I cannot use the launcher class since it will launch the file outside of the app. I am looking for any other possibilities.
    Wednesday, April 01, 2015 7:00 AM
  • Well, as I know there are some commercial third party libraries that can help to embedded Word, Excel or PowerPoint files in the Windows Store App. Use your favorite search engine to find them.

    --James


    We are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time. Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.
    Click HERE to participate the survey.

    Wednesday, April 01, 2015 7:30 AM
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