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Mobile Mode

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The Web Document Viewer in Mobile Mode allows you to navigate and export reports on mobile devices.

For information on features available in Mobile Mode, refer to the following help topic: Mobile Viewer UI.

Run Demo: Mobile Mode

Switch the Document Viewer to Mobile Mode

Do the following to switch the Document Viewer on your application’s page to Mobile mode:

  1. In Visual Studio designer, click the Document Viewer’s smart tag and enable the ASPxWebDocumentViewer.MobileMode option:


    This adds the MobileMode="True" setting to the Document Viewer markup:

    <dx:ASPxWebDocumentViewer ID="ASPxWebDocumentViewer1" runat="server" 
  2. Use the viewport meta tag to inform the Document Viewer about the viewport width to properly render the document on mobile devices. Include the following tag in the <head> section on your page:

    <%-- ... --%>
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1, user-scalable=0" />

    The “content” attribute defines the following options:

    • The page width is set to fit the device screen.
    • The initial zoom level when the browser first loads the page.
    • The zoom feature is disabled for the web page. (Users can zoom only the displayed document.)
  3. The Document Viewer has no default height, so you should position the Document Viewer on a page and specify its height depending on the size of the target viewport in the mobile browser. For better display you can use JavaScript or CSS to automatically adjust the Document Viewer’s size when the browser window resizes or changes orientation (portrait/landscape):

    <dx:ASPxWebDocumentViewer ID="ASPxWebDocumentViewer1" runat="server" 
        Height ="560"
        <ClientSideEvents Init="OnInit" />

Customize the Viewer

Reader Mode

The reader mode displays document pages without borders. Use the MobileWebDocumentViewerSettings.ReaderMode setting to turn this mode on or off:

<dx:ASPxWebDocumentViewer ID="ASPxWebDocumentViewer1" runat="server" 
    MobileMode="True" SettingsMobile-ReaderMode="true" />
Reader Mode On Reader Mode Off


Use the MobileWebDocumentViewerSettings.AnimationEnabled setting to disable animation:

<dx:ASPxWebDocumentViewer ID="ASPxWebDocumentViewer1" runat="server" 
    MobileMode="True" SettingsMobile-AnimationEnabled="false" />

You can handle the client-side CustomizeMenuActions event to customize the Mobile Viewer’s toolbar.

The event argument’s Actions property value is a collection that contains the Mobile Viewer’s commands. You can modify existing commands and add new commands to the collection. Each action includes the following settings:

  • imageClassName - specifies the CSS class of the command’s glyph.
  • visible - specifies whether the command is visible in the UI.
  • clickAction - specifies the client-side action to perform when the command is invoked.
  • content - specifies the Knockout template to render.

The following code hides the Search action and adds a new custom action with a custom icon:

    <script type="text/javascript">
        function onCustomizeMenuActions(s, e) {
            var actions = e.Actions;
            // Hide the 'Search' action.
            actions[0].visible = false;
            // Add a new action. 
                imageClassName: "customButton",
                imageTemplateName: "checkImage",
                visible: true,
                clickAction: function () {

    <script type="text/html" id="checkImage">
    <?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
    <svg viewBox="-2 -5 32 32" xmlns="" xmlns:xlink="">
      <g id="Layer_1" transform="translate(-2, -5)" style="enable-background:new 0 0 32 32">
        <g id="Check">
          <polygon class="dxd-icon-fill" points="27,5 11,21 5,15 2,18 11,27 30,8  " />

    <dx:ASPxWebDocumentViewer ID="ASPxWebDocumentViewer1" runat="server" 
        MobileMode="True" SettingsMobile-ReaderMode="false"
        Height ="560px">
        <ClientSideEvents CustomizeMenuActions="onCustomizeMenuActions" />

The result is shown in the image below:

Export Formats

The following code handles the ASPxClientWebDocumentViewer.CustomizeExportOptions event to hide the XLS format from the Export Formats panel:

    <script type="text/javascript">
        function onCustomizeExportOptions(s, e) {

    <dx:ASPxWebDocumentViewer ID="ASPxWebDocumentViewer1" runat="server" 
        Height ="560px">
        <ClientSideEvents CustomizeExportOptions="onCustomizeExportOptions" />

The result is shown below: