Load document from FTP

Following example demonstrates how to render a document from FTP.

static void LoadDocumentFromFtp()
    Stream stream = GetFileFromFtp("sample.docx");
    using (Viewer viewer = new Viewer(stream))
        HtmlViewOptions viewOptions = HtmlViewOptions.ForEmbeddedResources();                
static Stream GetFileFromFtp(string filePath)
    Uri uri = new Uri(filePath);
    FtpWebRequest request = CreateRequest(uri);
    using (WebResponse response = request.GetResponse())
        return GetFileStream(response);

static FtpWebRequest CreateRequest(Uri uri)
    FtpWebRequest request = (FtpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create(uri);
    request.Method = WebRequestMethods.Ftp.DownloadFile;
    return request;

static Stream GetFileStream(WebResponse response)
    MemoryStream fileStream = new MemoryStream();
    using (Stream responseStream = response.GetResponseStream())
    fileStream.Position = 0;
    return fileStream;

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GitHub Examples

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

Free Online App

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