How to Run Examples

We offer multiple solutions on how you can run GroupDocs.Viewer examples, by building your own or using our back-end or front-end examples.

Build project from scratch

You can build a project from scratch using Visual Studio or .NET CLI. We’ll step you through both cases.

Build project using .NET CLI

  • Make sure you have .NET Core or .NET SDK installed https://dotnet.microsoft.com/download.

  • Create a directory for your console app by executing e.g. mkdir my-console-app in your terminal.

  • Navigate to my-console-app directory by executing cd my-console-app.

  • Create empty console app by executing dotnet new console

  • Add GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET package dotnet add package GroupDocs.Viewer

  • Edit Program.cs and add the following lines to the Main method

    string documentPath = @"C:\sample.docx";
    using (Viewer viewer = new Viewer(documentPath))
    {
       string filePathFormat = @"C:\output\page-{0}.html";
       HtmlViewOptions options = HtmlViewOptions.ForEmbeddedResources(filePathFormat);
       viewer.View(options);
    }
    
  • Replace documentPath value with the actual path to the document you’re going to render.

  • Run the project by executing dotnet run.

  • Check the output in C:\\output\\ directory.

Build project using Visual Studio

  • Open Visual Studio and go to File -> New -> Project.

  • Select appropriate project type e.g. Console Application or Console App (.NET Framework)

  • Install GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET from Nuget or official GroupDocs website with one of ways listed in “Installation”(https://docs.groupdocs.com/viewer/net/installation/) section.

  • Add the following code to the Main method:

    string documentPath = @"C:\sample.docx";
    using (Viewer viewer = new Viewer(documentPath))
    {
       string filePathFormat = @"C:\output\page-{0}.html";
       HtmlViewOptions options = HtmlViewOptions.ForEmbeddedResources(filePathFormat);
       viewer.View(options);
    }
    
  • Replace documentPath value with the actual path to the document you’re going to render.

  • Build and Run your project.

  • Rendered document pages will be saved in C:\\output\\ directory.

Run back-end examples

You can find number of back-end examples in our repository hosted on Github. You can either download the ZIP file from here or clone the repository of Github using your favorite git client.
In case you download the ZIP file, extract the folders on your local disk.

  • Navigate to Examples directory and open GroupDocs.Viewer.Examples.CSharp.sln using Visual Studio.
  • Open RunExamples.cs file and uncomment the example(s) that you would like to run.
  • Optionally you can set the path to the license in Utils.cs file.

Run Demo Projects

To run any demo from GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET Demo projects you can either:

  • Clone the repository:

    git clone git@github.com:groupdocs-viewer/GroupDocs.Viewer-for-.NET.git  
    
  • Or download source code.

ASP.NET Core Demo

ASP.NET MVC Demo

  • Clone or download “GroupDocs.Viewer-for-.NET” repository from GitHub or skip this step if you already have the code.
  • Navigate to Demos/MVC folder.
  • Open GroupDocs.Viewer MVC.sln solution in Demos/MVC folder using Visual Studio.
  • Update parameters in web.config and demo related properties in the configuration.yml to meet your requirements, see more about configuring the demo at “Configuration” section.
  • Run the project and open http://localhost:8080/viewer in your favorite browser.

ASP.NET Web Forms Demo

  • Clone or download “GroupDocs.Viewer-for-.NET” repository from GitHub or skip this step if you already have the code.
  • Navigate to Demos/WebForms folder.
  • Open GroupDocs.Viewer.WebForms.sln solution using Visual Studio.
  • Open solution in the VisualStudio. Update common parameters in web.config and example related properties in the configuration.yml to meet your requirements.
  • Open http://localhost:8080/viewer in your favorite browser.

WPF Demo

  • Clone or download “GroupDocs.Viewer-for-.NET” repository from GitHub or skip this step if you already have the code.
  • Navigate to Demos/WPF/src folder.
  • Open GroupDocs.Viewer.WPF.sln using Visual Studio.
  • Run the project.

Windows Forms Demo

  • Clone or download “GroupDocs.Viewer-for-.NET” repository from GitHub or skip this step if you already have the code.
  • Navigate to Demos/WinForms/src folder.
  • Open GroupDocs.Viewer.WinForms.sln using Visual Studio.
  • Run the project.

Contribute

If you like to add or improve an example, we encourage you to contribute to the project. All examples in this repository are open source and can be freely used in your own applications.
To contribute, you can fork the repository, edit the code and create a pull request. We will review the changes and include it in the repository if found helpful.

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