Opening Word and Excel Documents using Microsoft Web Apps RRS feed

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  • User1864611142 posted


    I am currently trying to build a website that allows users to open documents that are saved in Binary to a SQL Server. We have a bunch of different file types that are saved such as pdf, doc, xls, msg to name a few, The issue is, that I cannot gaurentee that everyone will have MS Office installed to their computer. Is it possible to install Microsoft web apps to the Server that is running the website, and use that to open the files? Kind of like how a pdf file will automatically open in the web browser if you click on it. I guess another alternative, would be if it is possible to use whatever document editing software that they are using. In my current code for opening files I am just assinging the MIMEType and then opening the file

    Like this:

    Response.ContentType = MIMEType.ToString


    Does anyone have any suggestions on opening documents when you dont know what the user has installed? I am also having this issue with .msg files.


    Friday, April 23, 2010 10:10 AM

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