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PdfWebControlCreateDocument Method (String, Byte)

Create and load new document from binary data.

Namespace:  RadPdf.Web.UI
Assembly:  RadPdf (in RadPdf.dll) Version: (
public int CreateDocument(
	string documentFileName,
	byte[] documentBinary


Type: SystemString
File name of PDF to be used when PDF is downloaded
Type: SystemByte
Binary data representing PDF document

Return Value

Type: Int32
Document ID

documentFileName does not need to be unique.

documentBinary should contain binary data representing a PDF file. If it instead contains a supported image type and ConvertImageToPdf is true, the image will automatically be converted to PDF and a new document created and loaded; otherwise if ConvertImageToPdf is false, an exception will be thrown if documentBinary does not contain a properly formatted PDF file.

The following aspx and code behind files use the CreateDocument method to open a new document from the local file system.
using System;

partial class _Default : System.Web.UI.Page
    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        if (!IsPostBack)
            //Get PDF as byte array from file (or database, browser upload, remote storage, etc)
            byte[] pdfData = System.IO.File.ReadAllBytes(@"C:\demo.pdf");

            //Load PDF byte array into RAD PDF
            this.PdfWebControl1.CreateDocument("Document Name", pdfData);
<%@ Page Language="C#" CodeFile="Default.aspx.cs" Inherits="_Default" %>

<%@ Register Assembly="RadPdf" Namespace="RadPdf.Web.UI" TagPrefix="radPdf" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<html xmlns="" >
<head runat="server">
    <title>RAD PDF Sample</title>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
        <radPdf:PdfWebControl id="PdfWebControl1" runat="server" height="600px" width="100%" />
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