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hOW to load BYTE [] data to the WebBrowser control in Windows Control

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We have requirement to load "byte []" stream of data  and we have to load it on WebBrower control using C#,Vs2005..net framework 2.0. Could you please provide some thoughts on this.

Thanks,
Ram.
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by:TechTiger007
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If the data in byte array is a string then convert it to string a and add to your control

check this link to know how to convert byte array to string

http://www.aspcode.net/Bytearray-to-string-and-string-to-bytearray.aspx
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by:ram27
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Once i convert Byte[] to string how can i load this into webbrowser control. My requirement is to load contents of the file( which wold have stored in database in biary format), i will be retreive this using stored proc, once i got the byte[] array how to to load this in webbrowser control.
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by:ram27
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I got an idea:
Want to do some thing like this:
1./retrieve it from database and assign to byte array
2. wtire to the webbrowser by using webBrowser1.DocumentStream.Write.
that i..e,

  byte [] buff= (byte [])dr["DocumentContent"];   this.webBrowser1.DocumentStream.Write(buff,0,buff.Length)

But  :webBrowser1.DocumentStream" is NUll how can we use write() method of documentstream.

Could you please suggest some solution on thi.
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by:mac-will
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try something like this:

byte [] buff= (byte [])dr["DocumentContent"];  
MemoryStream ms = new MemoryStream(buff);
webBrowser1.DocumentStream = ms;
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by:mac-will
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don't forget:

using System.IO;
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by:mac-will
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sorry thry this instead:

using System.IO;
byte [] buff= (byte [])dr["DocumentContent"];  
webBrowser1.DocumentStream = new MemoryStream(buff);
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by:ram27
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i tried what you have mentioned. but it just loads the binary stream of data. it doen not show the actual contents
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by:mac-will
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can you explain how the data is saved into the database?  is it saved as ascii LOB?
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by:mac-will
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I did a simple test and both of these work for me:
String myHTML = "<html>simple test </html>";
byte[] myHTML_bytes = Encoding.Default.GetBytes(myHTML);
MemoryStream ms = new MemoryStream(myHTML_bytes);
webBrowser1.DocumentStream = ms;
 
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String myHTML = "<html>simple test </html>";
byte[] myHTML_bytes = Encoding.Default.GetBytes(myHTML);
webBrowser1.DocumentText = Encoding.Default.GetString(myHTML_bytes);

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by:ram27
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Thanks for your reply i am sending file contents as "Byte []"( byte array) and it will be saved in database as 'image'. Also file type also will be saved in Database, it could be any type like . ., application/msword,application/vnd.ms-excel,Application/pdf, video/wmv,image/bmp  etc..
Could you please suggest required changes.

Thanks,
Ram.
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The Memory stream method should work you just need to set the DocumentType property to the correct MIME type.
eg
webBrowser1.DocumentType = "application/msword";

http://www.hansenb.pdx.edu/DMKB/dict/tutorials/mime_typ.php
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