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Viewer & SQL Sever


#1

Hello -


I have a website that is running off Sitefinity CMS, meaning all of my documents are stored in a SQL Server database. I have successfully setup a test version of the viewer on my site. I created a test ViewerFiles folder and added a few files to it. I can successfully view any files placed in this folder in the viever. If I however try to pass the viewer the path of a document residing my SQL Server DB it just loads forever.
Does the Viewer need to have a physical file location or am I doing something wrong?

Thanks
Amanda

#2

Hello Amanda,

Thank you for your interest in GroupDocs. GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET supports documents that are stored in DB. You should get a document from your DB as a stream (System.IO.Stream) and pass this stream to the GroupDocs.Viewer.

How to do that you can investigate in the article “How to Use GroupDocs.Viewer with Streams in ASP.NET WebForms Projects” (http://groupdocs.com/docs/display/viewernet/How+to+Use+GroupDocs.Viewer+with+Streams+in+ASP.NET+WebForms+Projects)