GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET | HTML5 Document Viewer

Downloads: 930
Category: Plugin
Compatible with: GetSimple 3.2.1 - 3.2.1

Last Updated: September 16, 2014
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Author: groupdocs
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Plugin Description:

This plugin lets GetSimple developers to seamlessly integrate GroupDocs' .NET/ASP.NET document viewer into their websites. It can be used to display over 50 types of documents and images right from within GetSimple web-pages. Supported document formats include:

  • Portable Document Format: PDF
  • Microsoft Word: DOC, DOCX, DOCM, DOT, DOTX, DOTM
  • Microsoft Excel: XLS, XLSX, XLSM, XLSB, XML
  • Microsoft PowerPoint: PPT, PPTX
  • Microsoft Outlook: MSG, EML
  • Microsoft Project: MPP, MPT
  • Microsoft Visio: VSD, VDX, VSS, VSX, VST, VTX, VSDX, VDW
  • OpenDocument Formats: ODT, OTT, ODS, ODP
  • Plain Text File: TXT
  • Rich Text Format: RTF
  • Comma-Separated Values: CSV
  • HyperText Markup Language: HTM, HTML, MHT, MHTML
  • XML Paper Specification: XPS
  • AutoCAD Drawing File Format: DXF
  • Image files: BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIFF
  • Electronic publication: EPUB

We've already released a cloud-based GroupDocs.Viewer plugin for GetSimple CMS which integrates the cloud version of the viewer. It creates an iframe on the web-page where it is used and simply transfers all user inputs to the GroupDocs Cloud API.

Unlike the cloud-based version, this plugin integrates the downloadable GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET library (DLL) into the GetnSimple CMS and allows you to display documents without any cloud API calls, redirections, iframes, etc. The library is designed to be easy to integrate into any ASP.NET app or website. Complemented by this plugin, it is now even easier to deploy GroupDocs.Viewer into your GetSimple website.

Key Feature & Benefits

  1. Native text rendering. GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET library provides two document rendering modes. The first, rasterizes documents to images. Text, however, is extracted and rendered in a separate layer on top of rasterized backgrounds in this mode. The second, converts documents to pure HTML, CSS and SVG. Whatever mode you choose, documents are rendered as real text files, allowing users to search for, select and copy text right from documents embedded to a web-page. Native text rendering also ensures fonts always look clear and sharp.

  2. Cross-Platform Compatibility. Documents rendered with GroupDocs.Viewer can be viewed from any web-enabled device, including mobiles and tablets. Also, there is no need to install 3rd party software or plugins client-side. You just embed documents into a web-page and users can view them right away using any common web-browser.

  3. User Friendly Interface. The viewer comes with a convenient UI that can be embedded to web-pages and allows users to easily browse large documents in a web-browser. When viewing documents through the interface, users can turn pages like slides, preview them with thumbnails, zoom in/out of a document, download and print documents right from browser, etc.

Install Instructions:

Please note. Before installing this plugin, you need to install the GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET library on your server. A free evaluation copy of the library can be downloaded from the GroupDocs website.

  1. Upload plugin files to the getsimplewebfolder/plugins/ folder.
  2. Go to http://getsimple/admin/plugins.php (plugins tab in the admin panel) and check the installed plugins list there.
  3. Here, you can activate/deactivate installed plugins. By default, the installed plugin should be activated, so you can start using it right away.