asp.net view pdf in new window

Posted on 2014-09-29
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2014-10-03
I am trying to get a pdf that is saved in the web directory ~/documents/test.pdf to open up in a new window.

I have hyperlinks that have different documents associated with them and I want them to open a new window with the PDF upon being clicked.

I am having much trouble figuring this out.

Doing this in asp.net c#
Question by:desiredforsome
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
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:Jerry Miller
ID: 40350040
I am using something similar to this to open new windows, though I couldn't find my code that is doing this.


Author Comment

ID: 40350439
Hmm, does not seem to work well for me.
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:Jerry Miller
ID: 40350578
When you say does not seem to work well, are you getting errors or what is it doing as you step through the code?

I found that I am using this in VB and it works fine.

ClientScript.RegisterStartupScript(Page.[GetType](), Nothing, "window.open('PrntMan.aspx', '_blank')", True)

I believe the C# equivalent would be:

ClientScript.RegisterStartupScript(this.GetType(), Nothing, "window.open('PrntMan.aspx', '_blank')", True)
Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!


Author Comment

ID: 40350693
So Do I need to put the pdf in the web page?
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:Jerry Miller
ID: 40350814
No, the link is only an example. Replace 'PrntMan.aspx' with your document name.

ClientScript.RegisterStartupScript(this.GetType(), Nothing, "window.open('~/documents/test.pdf', '_blank')", True)

Author Comment

ID: 40350970
hmm it seems to work but i dont want the pdf location to be displayed in the url. Is there a way I can load it into a panel or some type of control ont he web page?

I was going to request parameters and then run a sql query against it o get the file location and open it in the backend.
LVL 18

Accepted Solution

Jerry Miller earned 2000 total points
ID: 40351060
You could try opening them in Adobe Reader instead of the browser:


Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

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

Today I had a very interesting conundrum that had to get solved quickly. Needless to say, it wasn't resolved quickly because when we needed it we were very rushed, but as soon as the conference call was over and I took a step back I saw the correct …
Entity Framework is a powerful tool to help you interact with the DataBase but still doesn't help much when we have a Stored Procedure that returns more than one resultset. The solution takes some of out-of-the-box thinking; read on!
Sometimes it takes a new vantage point, apart from our everyday security practices, to truly see our Active Directory (AD) vulnerabilities. We get used to implementing the same techniques and checking the same areas for a breach. This pattern can re…
In this video, Percona Director of Solution Engineering Jon Tobin discusses the function and features of Percona Server for MongoDB. How Percona can help Percona can help you determine if Percona Server for MongoDB is the right solution for …
Suggested Courses

765 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