Load document from Stream

There might be the case when your document is not physically located on the disk. Instead, you have the document in the form of a stream. In this case, to avoid the overhead of saving stream as a file on disk, GroupDocs.Viewer enables you to render the file streams directly.

The following are the steps to be followed:

  • Specify the method to obtain document stream; 
  • Pass method’s name to Viewer class constructor.

Following code snippet serves this purpose.

public static void LoadDocumentFromStream()
{
   using (Viewer viewer = new Viewer(GetFileStream)) 
    {
    	HtmlViewOptions viewOptions = HtmlViewOptions.ForEmbeddedResources();
        viewer.View(viewOptions);
	}         
}

private static Stream GetFileStream() => return File.OpenRead("sample.docx");

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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

Along with full-featured .NET library we provide simple but powerful free Apps. You are welcome to view Word, PDF, Excel, PowerPoint documents with free to use online GroupDocs Viewer App.