ComponentOne Studio Web API Edition
Configure PDF Web API Service

C1 Web API PDFDocument Services enable you to build HTTP services, which can be consumed by a variety of clients for viewing, loading and caching PDF files. These are REST based API services, which communicate with the HTML 5 PDFViewer control to display the pdf file content on the web.

Complete the following steps to setup PDF services.

Step1: Create a new WebAPI application

  1. In Visual Studio, select File | New | Project to create a new Web API Service Project.
  2. Under installed templates, select Visual C# | Web | C1 Web API Application to create a new C1 Web API Service application.
  3. Set a Name and Location for your application, and then Click OK.
  4. In the ComponentOne ASP.NET Web API Application Wizard, select Pdf services option.

  5. Once you have selected the Services from the wizard, click OK to create a new C1 Web API Service application.

Configure Startup.cs file

  1. Create a folder named PdfRoot, in your service application.
  2. Add the desired PDF files to this folder.

  3. From the Solution Explorer, select and open Startup.cs file.
  4. In the Startup.cs file, add disk storage in Configure method of Startup.
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    .AddDiskStorage ("PdfRoot", System.IO.Path.Combine(System.Web.HttpRuntime.AppDomainAppPath, "PdfRoot"));

Step 3: Build and Run the Project

  1. Click Build | Build Solution to build the project.
  2. Press F5 to run the project.
    Append the URL path (for example: http://localhost:1234/api/pdf/) in the address bar of the browser to see the output.
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