?
Solved

Convert xml base64binary to a pdf file

Posted on 2010-08-22
7
Medium Priority
?
925 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Hi,
I have an xml that contains a pdf in the form of a base64binary in an xml field.
I need to know how to decode the string and convert it back into a pdf?
0
Comment
Question by:rohan_koudinya
[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
  • 4
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 42

Expert Comment

by:sedgwick
ID: 33495372
try:

Encoding.Default.GetString(System.Convert.FromBase64String(<base64binary_data>))
0
 
LVL 42

Expert Comment

by:sedgwick
ID: 33495375
replace <base64binary_data> with the base64binary content from the xml.
0
 

Author Comment

by:rohan_koudinya
ID: 33495393
Actually the Data is represented as a byte[] in the code and out of that byte[] i need to put it into a file..
0
Concerto Cloud for Software Providers & ISVs

Can Concerto Cloud Services help you focus on evolving your application offerings, while delivering the best cloud experience to your customers? From DevOps to revenue models and customer support, the answer is yes!

Learn how Concerto can help you.

 
LVL 42

Expert Comment

by:sedgwick
ID: 33495409
to convert byte[] to string:

byte[] myByteArray;
System.Text.Encoding enc = System.Text.Encoding.ASCII;
string myString = enc.GetString(myByteArray);
0
 

Author Comment

by:rohan_koudinya
ID: 33495470
[System.Xml.Serialization.XmlAttributeAttribute(DataType="base64Binary")]
    public byte[] InvoiceFile {
        get {
            return this.invoiceFileField;
        }
        set {
            this.invoiceFileField = value;
        }
    }
this is the the field property generated out of the given xml, will your solution fit into this?
0
 
LVL 42

Accepted Solution

by:
sedgwick earned 2000 total points
ID: 33495504
yes, first convert it to string using my 2nd post, then convert it to regular string using my 1st post.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:rohan_koudinya
ID: 33497974
Thanks!
0

Featured Post

VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE

Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

Question has a verified solution.

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

In an ASP.NET application, I faced some technical problems. In this article, I list them out and show the solutions that I found.  I hope it will be useful. Problem: After closing a pop-up window, the parent page should be refreshed automaticall…
A quick way to get a menu to work on our website, is using the Menu control and assign it to a web.sitemap using SiteMapDataSource. Example of web.sitemap file: (CODE) Sample code to add to the page menu: (CODE) Running the application, we wi…
Visualize your data even better in Access queries. Given a date and a value, this lesson shows how to compare that value with the previous value, calculate the difference, and display a circle if the value is the same, an up triangle if it increased…
In this video, Percona Solution Engineer Dimitri Vanoverbeke discusses why you want to use at least three nodes in a database cluster. To discuss how Percona Consulting can help with your design and architecture needs for your database and infras…
Suggested Courses

719 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