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Create an ASP.NET MVC Application with a Document Viewer

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This tutorial describes how to use the DevExpress Template Gallery to generate a basic ASP.NET MVC application that contains a Document Viewer.

  1. Select FILE | New | Project in the main menu or press CTRL+SHIFT+N to create a new project.

    Create New Web Application

  2. Select the DevExpress v24.1 Web App Template Gallery, and click Next:

    Select Web App Template Gallery

  3. Specify a project name and location, and click Create:

     Web App Template Gallery Configure Project

  4. Select Reporting Web Application from the ASP.NET MVC category in the invoked DevExpress Template Gallery and click Run Wizard.


  5. Set Add Viewer Page to true to add the Document Viewer (the Viewer.cshtml view) to the web application.


    You can add both a Web Document Viewer and a Report Designer to the application.


    Use the following Document Viewer settings:

    • Add Report Storage - Specifies whether to create a sample server-side report storage. This storage allows users to open report layout files (REPX) from the Reports folder and instances of report types predefined in the assembly.
    • Report Storage Name - Specifies the report storage class name.
    • Session State - Specifies the type of session support to handle requests. Choose Required to enable the Document Viewer to access values stored in HttpContext.Session.

    See Create an ASP.NET MVC Application with a Report Designer for information on other settings.

Click Create Project to apply these settings to the project.

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