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Posted on 2013-06-24
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Hi,
We are developing a Client Server application in Visual Studio 2012. We have a requirement where we need to display a file within a container in one of the screens. The file could be a jpg, bmp, png, word, excel, pdf or outlook msg file. Can any one suggest a component available for this requirement. The user should be able to only view- not edit
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jpg, bmp, png can be viewed in .net PictureBox control (supports bitmap, metafile, icon, JPEG, GIF, or PNG)
to display pdf, use the web browser control, simply call webbrowser.Navigate("file.pdf")
to display word/excel, use the web browser control as well, but u need to convert to html first:

for msword:
Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word.Application word = new Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word.Application();
            Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word.Document wordDoc = new Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word.Document();
            Object oMissing = System.Reflection.Missing.Value;
            wordDoc = word.Documents.Add(ref oMissing, ref oMissing, ref oMissing, ref oMissing);
            word.Visible = false;
            Object filepath = @"C:\temp\1.docx";
            Object confirmconversion = System.Reflection.Missing.Value;
            Object readOnly = false;
            Object saveto = @"C:\temp\1.html";
            Object oallowsubstitution = System.Reflection.Missing.Value;

            wordDoc = word.Documents.Open(ref filepath, ref confirmconversion, ref readOnly, ref oMissing,
                                          ref oMissing, ref oMissing, ref oMissing, ref oMissing,
                                          ref oMissing, ref oMissing, ref oMissing, ref oMissing,
                                          ref oMissing, ref oMissing, ref oMissing);
            object fileFormat = WdSaveFormat.wdFormatHTML;
            wordDoc.SaveAs(ref saveto, ref fileFormat, ref oMissing, ref oMissing, ref oMissing,
                           ref oMissing, ref oMissing, ref oMissing, ref oMissing, ref oMissing,
                           ref oMissing, ref oMissing, ref oMissing, ref oallowsubstitution, ref oMissing,
                           ref oMissing);
            webBrowser1.Navigate(saveto.ToString());

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//excel (csv/xls)
            string path = @"C:\temp\1.xls";
            Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.Application excelApllication = null;
            Workbook excelWorkBook = null;
            Worksheet excelWorkSheet = null;

            excelApllication = new Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.Application();
            excelApllication.AutomationSecurity = Microsoft.Office.Core.MsoAutomationSecurity.msoAutomationSecurityForceDisable;
            excelWorkBook = excelApllication.Workbooks.Open(path);
            excelWorkSheet = (Worksheet)excelWorkBook.Worksheets.get_Item(1);

            excelWorkSheet.SaveAs(path.Replace("xls", "html"), XlFileFormat.xlHtml);
            excelWorkBook.Close();
            excelApllication.Quit();

            Marshal.FinalReleaseComObject(excelWorkSheet);
            Marshal.FinalReleaseComObject(excelWorkBook);
            Marshal.FinalReleaseComObject(excelApllication);
            excelApllication = null;
            excelWorkSheet = null;
            
            webBrowser1.Navigate(path.Replace("xls", "html"));

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by:GEMINI-INDIA
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That was a mistake- Please award A
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thank you.
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