Solved

Convert Byte array to XML

Posted on 2004-08-09
2
1,141 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
Hi,

I have created a PDF document using a third party component and I can get the results as a Byte Array. I now need to add this to a xml document to be returned from a webservice. How do I go about this? I have looked at serialization but can't get my head around it!

Is my best method to save the PDF to a file and then read it into the XML of is there another method?

Either way, how is it done?

Thanks,

Smert
0
Comment
Question by:smert
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 37

Accepted Solution

by:
gregoryyoung earned 500 total points
ID: 11754703
well if you have it in a byte array ...

just to get Document ...

public function GetDocument(byval name as string) as byte ()
      return InternalGetDocument(name)
end function

that can be used as a webmethod to return the document without issue ...

If you would rather read it as if it were a stream you can use ...

Dim ms as MempryStream = new MemoryStream(InternalGetDocument(name))

then you can access it with a streamreader etc ...
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Article by: jpaulino
XML Literals are a great way to handle XML files and the community doesn’t use it as much as it should.  An XML Literal is like a String (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.string.aspx) Literal, only instead of starting and ending with w…
Parsing a CSV file is a task that we are confronted with regularly, and although there are a vast number of means to do this, as a newbie, the field can be confusing and the tools can seem complex. A simple solution to parsing a customized CSV fi…
There are cases when e.g. an IT administrator wants to have full access and view into selected mailboxes on Exchange server, directly from his own email account in Outlook or Outlook Web Access. This proves useful when for example administrator want…
Monitoring a network: how to monitor network services and why? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the philosophy behind service monitoring and why a handshake validation is critical in network monitoring. Software utilized …
Suggested Courses

635 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question