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Document Viewer Integration in Vue Application

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View Example: How to use the Web Document Viewer in JavaScript with Vue

The server-side model stores reports that can be rendered in the HTML5 Document Viewer integrated in the Vue JavaScript application.

This project consists of the following server and client parts:

Server (Back-End) Application

Review the following topic to create a back-end application: Document Viewer Server-Side Application (ASP.NET Core)

Client (Front-End) Application

Create a folder to store application files. Use the command prompt and perform the following steps to create and configure the client part:

  1. Ensure you have the current Node.js versions with npm installed on your machine.

    node -v
    npm -v
  2. Install the Vue CLI (command line interface tool) globally:

    npm install -g @vue/cli
  3. Create a Vue application with a default preset and navigate to the created folder:

    vue create vue-report-viewer
    cd vue-report-viewer
  4. Install DevExpress packages:

    npm install devextreme @devexpress/analytics-core devexpress-reporting
  5. Create the src/components/WebDocumentViewer.vue file with the following content:

        <div ref="viewer" style="position: absolute; left: 0; right: 0; top: 0; bottom: 0" ></div>
        import 'devexpress-reporting/dx-webdocumentviewer';
        import { DxReportViewer } from 'devexpress-reporting/dx-webdocumentviewer';
        import * as ko from 'knockout';
        export default {
        name: "WebDocumentViewer",
        mounted() {
            const reportUrl = ko.observable("TestReport");
            const viewerRef = this.$refs.viewer;
            const requestOptions = {
                host: "https://localhost:54114/",
                invokeAction: "DXXRDV"
            const viewer = new DxReportViewer(viewerRef, { reportUrl, requestOptions });
        beforeUnmount() {


    In the code above, set the host port number to your back-end application’s server port number (54114 in this example).

  6. Open the src/App.vue file and replace its content with the following code to display the Web Document Viewer component on the page:

        <WebDocumentViewer />
    import WebDocumentViewer from './components/WebDocumentViewer';
    export default {
    name: 'app',
    components: {
  7. Add styles to the file src/main.js:

    import "devextreme/dist/css/dx.light.css";
    import "@devexpress/analytics-core/dist/css/dx-analytics.common.css";
    import "@devexpress/analytics-core/dist/css/dx-analytics.light.css";
    import "devexpress-reporting/dist/css/dx-webdocumentviewer.css";
  8. Run the application:

    npm run serve
  9. Open the http://localhost:8080/ location in browser to see the test report.


When you start the application, you may encounter the following problems:

Page is blank

The Document Viewer page is blank. The following error message is displayed at the bottom of the page: The page is blank because the Document Viewer failed to load the report. Consult the developer for assistance. Use development mode for detailed information. If the page does not display the Document Viewer, press F12 to invoke DevTools and inspect the console messages.

Check the following:

  • The backend application is up and running.
  • The backend application runs on the port specified in the host setting of the Document Viewer component.
  • The application’s URI satisfies the CORS policy specified in your backend application.
  • The reportName value matches an existing report. For the backend application it means that the Reports folder contains the reportName.repx file or the ReportsFactory.Reports dictionary contains the reportName entry (if backend application originated from the DevExpress template).
  • The version of the DevExpress scripts (npm packages) should match the version of the server-side libraries (NuGet packages). You can enable Development Mode to check for library version mismatch on every request to the server. For more information, review the following help topic: Server-Side Libraries Version.

Review the following help topic for more information: Troubleshooting.