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VB.NET/PDF viewing related question


I have stored my PDF in database in image format,
now I want to view that PDF without downloading that PDF not even
that PDF should be saved on local client machine.

Two part answer:

1) See StreamReader .NET API in the IO namespace. You can use that to read the file on the local client machine

2) Create your own or get a third party PDF Viewer. See example: >>

Not sure why you don't want to load it to the local PC. You can easily control such that after the file is viewed etc you can delete the file from the disk.

Hope this helps!


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Been software developer for 10+ years. Worked on various large business applications (Warehousing + Distribution, Financial, Healthcare). Worked on Mobile development (Proof of Delivery, Consumer based Infotainment application, Web based apps). Never stopped programming all these years. Worked on embedded, small, medium and large scale databases. Even in leisure time am reading computer related magazines. Have been a visiting professor at educational institutes teaching corporate and college students alike. Held Systems Analyst, Technical R&D member positions as well.

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