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 out-of-the-box.

Please choose one from the following list:

Build project from scratch

  • Open Visual Studio and go to File -> New -> Project.
  • Select appropriate project type - Console App, ASP.NET Web Application etc.
  • Install GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET from Nuget or official GroupDocs website following this guide.
  • Code your first application with GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET like this
    string documentPath = @"C:\sample.docx"; // NOTE: Put here actual path for your document
    using (Viewer viewer = new Viewer(documentPath))
    {
       // The file path format e.g. 'page_{0}.html'
       string filePathFormat = @"C:\output\page-{0}.html";
       HtmlViewOptions options = HtmlViewOptions.ForEmbeddedResources(filePathFormat);
       viewer.View(options);
    }
    
  • Build and Run your project. 
  • Rendered document pages will appear inside “*C:\output\” *directory.

Run back-end examples

The complete examples package of GroupDocs.Viewer is hosted on Github. You can either download the ZIP file from here or clone the repository of Github using your favourite git client.
In case you download the ZIP file, extract the folders on your local disk. The extracted files and folders will look like following image:

In extracted files and folders, you can find CSharp solution file. The project is created in Microsoft Visual Studio 2019. The Resources folder contains all the sample document and image files used in the examples.
To run the examples, open the solution file in Visual Studio and build the project. To add missing references of GroupDocs.Viewer see Development Environment, Installation and Configuration. All the functions are called from RunExamples.cs. Un-comment the function you want to run and comment the rest.

Run MVC examples

You can run GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET MVC Example following these steps:

  • Download source code from GitHub or clone this repository
    git clone https://github.com/groupdocs-viewer/GroupDocs.Viewer-for-.NET-MVC   
    
  • 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

For more details about project configuration please refer to this guide.

Run WebForms examples

You can run GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET Web.Forms Example following these steps:

  • Download source code from GitHub or clone this repository
    git clone https://github.com/groupdocs-viewer/GroupDocs.Viewer-for-.NET-WebForms
    
  • 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

For more details about project configuration please refer to this guide.

Run from Docker

Use Docker image to try GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET features in an easy way. Here are the command to run GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET from docker image.

mkdir DocumentSamples
mkdir Licenses
docker run -p 8080:8080 --env application.hostAddress=localhost -v `pwd`/DocumentSamples:/home/groupdocs/app/DocumentSamples -v `pwd`/Licenses:/home/groupdocs/app/Licenses groupdocs/viewer
## Open http://localhost:8080/viewer in your favorite browser.

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.