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SP2013 Custom Solution Question

Hi, we’re trying to build a custom sandboxed solution for SP2013 that, at some point, previews documents. Every single example we’ve seen it’s meant to work with a Document Library, wich is not our case.

We’re trying to preview files that are attached to ListItems, but are nowhere near, since the config object needs paths to temp/cache/source, and we don’t have them.

Can this scenario be achieved?


ps: sorry if I’m not in the right forum, but didn’t really know where to post

Hi Narbaysebas,

Thank you for your inquiry,

It seems that your scenario can be achieved by using Next Generation GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET

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Umar, thank you for your reply.

It worked like a charm.

Now, we’re wondering, since we’re buying the Viewer, if we can make the Annotations work in this scenario (and buy it as well).

We’ve tried the examples, and noticed it creates a new file (or overwrites the existing one if you will) but don’t really know how to render them, since they’re inside the file.

How can we get them (once inside the file)? We want to make a post-it style aplication in wich you write your “annotation” and then it has to be showed while previewing the file (wich we’re already doing).

Can this be done? Could you point us in the right direction?

Once again, sorry if this is not the right forum for this question (figured the Annotation forum would be better), but we don’t want to explain our whole scenario once again

Hi Narbaysebas,

Thanks for using GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET.

For annotation of the documents we have a standalone library GroupDocs.Annotation and you can use it in combination with GroupDocs.Viewer.API to render/preview the annotated documents. You can post your queries related to GroupDocs.Annotation in GroupDocs.Annotation Product Family Forum.

In case of any confusion, please feel free to contact us again.

Warm Regards