Load document from Azure Blob Storage

Following example demonstrates how to render document from Azure Blob Storage.

    String blobName = "sample.docx";

    try (Viewer viewer = new Viewer(downloadFile(blobName))) {
        HtmlViewOptions viewOptions = HtmlViewOptions.forEmbeddedResources();
    public InputStream downloadFile(String blobName) {
        CloudBlobContainer container = getContainer();
        CloudBlob blob = container.getBlobReference(blobName);
        ByteArrayOutputStream memoryStream = new ByteArrayOutputStream();
        return new ByteArrayInputStream(memoryStream.toByteArray());

    private CloudBlobContainer getContainer() {
        String accountName = "***";
        String accountKey = "***";
        String endpoint = "https://{accountName}.blob.core.windows.java/";
        String containerName = "***";
        StorageCredentials storageCredentials = new StorageCredentials(accountName, accountKey);
        CloudStorageAccount cloudStorageAccount = new CloudStorageAccount(storageCredentials, new URI(endpoint), null, null, null);
        CloudBlobClient cloudBlobClient = cloudStorageAccount.createCloudBlobClient();
        CloudBlobContainer container = cloudBlobClient.getContainerReference(containerName);
        return container;

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GitHub Examples

You may easily run the code above and see the feature in action in our GitHub examples:

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