Solved view pdf in new window

Posted on 2014-09-29
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 c#
Question by:desiredforsome
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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.

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ID: 40350439
Hmm, does not seem to work well for me.
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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, "'PrntMan.aspx', '_blank')", True)

I believe the C# equivalent would be:

ClientScript.RegisterStartupScript(this.GetType(), Nothing, "'PrntMan.aspx', '_blank')", True)
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Author Comment

ID: 40350693
So Do I need to put the pdf in the web page?
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by:Jerry Miller
ID: 40350814
No, the link is only an example. Replace 'PrntMan.aspx' with your document name.

ClientScript.RegisterStartupScript(this.GetType(), Nothing, "'~/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.
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Jerry Miller earned 500 total points
ID: 40351060
You could try opening them in Adobe Reader instead of the browser:

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