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How to view a pdf file embeded in a sql database as varbinary(max) via acrobat from a vb.net application

Last Modified: 2012-05-07
We have an SQL 2005 database that has PDF files stored in a VARBINARY(MAX) field.  We have no problem loading the pdf files into the database or extracting them back as normal pdf files.

We now would like to extract the pdf data from the database and display it in the local machines Acrobat Reader WITHOUT having to first save it to a file. We need to accomplish this from a VB.Net application.

Basically: We want to be able to view the pdf data stored within the database in a vbform that contains an Acrobat Reader control. We can view a pdf stored on the local drive via the vbform with the Acrobat Reader control, but have had no success trying to view it directly from the database.

Any help will be appreciated.
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