We are working on ASP.Net 2.0 web site.
In our site, there is an option to upload files and view it later. For eg:- user can upload most of the files (txt, image files, pdf etc...) They can view uploaded PDF files, text files inside web browser itself.
But if they try to view uploaded ms office files like doc, xls, docx, xlsx files, a web page "Page cannot be displayed" will popup. This is because there is no default application is their machine (in client's computer) to view it. If ms office / openoffice is installed in client machine, it will work.
Could you please suggest a better solution (activex control or any other way) - which will enable end-users to view ms office files that were uploaded without installing any applications in client side
I am not prefering MS Office API as Microsoft also not recommends it.
Hope it is clear
Any suggestion would be highly appreciated!