Launch a file in a binary field to a web browser? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have .xps and .pdf files stored in binary fields. I would like to have a way to view these files.

    I have tried the First Floor document viewer, but I am disappointed in the results (doesn't work well with .pdf and it won't work as a web app, serious set back.) 

    Any Ideas on how to work around this? Could they be launched in a web browser? Can these files be loaded into a reporting, like SSRS, and then shown in the Spursoft SSRS viewer?



    Tuesday, July 3, 2012 11:14 PM


  • Becuase it is stored as binary data you will have to write a wrapper around the code to stream the data into a format that can be opened. To display in a browser you will need to store it somewhere so that the browser can display it. Maybe the option of some server code to sae it to a store and then send or display the link to the user is an option.
    Wednesday, July 4, 2012 12:43 AM