GroupDocs Viewer for NET | HTML5 Document Viewer



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Embeddable document viewer for displaying PDF, Microsoft Office and 50 other types of documents from within your ExpressionEngine website.

GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET Library

This plugin is developed based on the GroupDocs’ .NET / ASP.NET document viewer control. It allows you to seamlessly add the capability to display over 50 types of document and images right on your ExpressionEngine website. Key features and benefits include:

Support for all common business document formats:

  • Portable Document Format: PDF
  • Microsoft Word: DOC, DOCX, DOCM, DOT, DOTX, DOTM
  • Microsoft Excel: XLS, XLSX, XLSM, XLSB, XML
  • Microsoft PowerPoint: PPT, PPTX
  • Microsoft Outlook: MSG, EML
  • Microsoft Project: MPP, MPT
  • Microsoft Visio: VSD, VDX, VSS, VSX, VST, VTX, VSDX, VDW
  • OpenDocument Formats: ODT, OTT, ODS, ODP
  • Plain Text File: TXT
  • Rich Text Format: RTF
  • Comma-Separated Values: CSV
  • HyperText Markup Language: HTM, HTML, MHT, MHTML
  • XML Paper Specification: XPS
  • AutoCAD Drawing File Format: DXF, DWG (2004)
  • Image files: BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIFF
  • Electronic publication: EPUB

High-fidelity document rendering. GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET has two document rendering modes. The default mode extracts texts from documents and renders them in a separate layer on top of the rasterized backgrounds. The second mode converts documents to pure HTML+CSS+SVG. Both modes render documents as real text files, not images, allowing users to select and copy text right from documents embedded to a web-page. Native text rendering also ensures that fonts look sharp even when zooming in/out of the document.

Cross-platform compatibility. GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET is designed as a middleware which is easy to integrate into any ASP.NET app or website. It doesn’t require any software or plugin installation on the client side. You just embed documents to your website and users can view them right away from any web-enabled devise using a regular browser, such as IE8+, Chrome, FireFox, Safari 5+ or their mobile versions.

Convenient UI. GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET comes with a customizable web UI that can be easily embedded into any ASP.NET app or website. The UI is designed to make the online document viewing experience flawless. When viewing documents embedded to you website, users can:

  • Turn document pages like slides with the click of a button
  • Jump straight to any page within the document
  • Preview and navigate pages with thumbnails
  • Zoom in/out of a document or fit width/height
  • Search for, select and copy text to the clipboard
  • Print and download documents right from a browser

On-premises deployment. Unlike the plugin based on the cloud version of the viewer, this one integrates the downloadable .NET library, which can be installed on your own servers and allows you to host and store document locally.

Installing the Plugin

Before you proceed, please note that this plugin requires the GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET library to be installed on your server first. A free evaluation copy of the library can be downloaded from the GroupDocs website:

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This entry was created November 5, 2014, 10:26 am.
This entry was last updated November 7, 2014, 11:25 am.

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