ITEXTSHARP - .pdf created in .asp net application - .pdf not opening directly in borwser RRS feed

  • Question

  • User869562339 posted


    I am using Itextshar.dll 5.x version for creating .pdf  in web application (asp.net 3.5)

    .pdf is created, successfully

    It now downloaded to the client first, then asking for save/open- but always saved first

    then the user has to click on the saved  file to open this, 

    I want the file to open directly in  the browser, so that user can easilsy view/ print it

    (my clients use IE 6.0 to Firefox and Chrome as browsers)

    all helps will be appreciated

    Sunday, December 2, 2012 11:03 PM

All replies

  • User679681370 posted

    Hi Marina,

    When your client installing Adobe Reader (or other pdf readers) it will install plug-ins to the browsers, that's why viewing directly in browser is possible. But if those add-ons/plug-ins are disabled (or not installed) then viewing .pdf directly in browser is not possible.

    Hope this helps.

    Sunday, December 2, 2012 11:18 PM
  • User-1716253493 posted
    is client already has pdf reader installed? Install acrobat or foxit pdf reader
    Monday, December 3, 2012 12:26 AM
  • User869562339 posted

    Well, Clinet had adob reader installed already

    Monday, December 3, 2012 1:46 AM
  • User869562339 posted

    What is the name or anything of the plug-in,

    kindly elaborate

    Monday, December 3, 2012 1:47 AM
  • User-422529730 posted


    The workaround is, create PDF and save it on server (instead of downloading) and open pdf in iframe.



    Monday, December 3, 2012 1:54 AM