Load document from URL

Following example demonstrates how to render document from URL.

 		public static void LoadDocumentFromUrl()
        {
            string url = "https://github.com/groupdocs-viewer/GroupDocs.Viewer-for-.NET/blob/master/Examples/Resources/SampleFiles/sample.docx?raw=true";
            
			using (Viewer viewer = new Viewer(() => GetRemoteFile(url)))
            {
                HtmlViewOptions viewOptions = HtmlViewOptions.ForEmbeddedResources();                
                viewer.View(viewOptions);
            }
        }
                
        private static Stream GetRemoteFile(string url)
        {
            WebRequest request = WebRequest.Create(url);
            using (WebResponse response = request.GetResponse())
                return GetFileStream(response);
        }

        private static Stream GetFileStream(WebResponse response)
        {
            MemoryStream fileStream = new MemoryStream();
            using (Stream responseStream = response.GetResponseStream())
                responseStream.CopyTo(fileStream);
            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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