Allows you to override the default URI that a browser uses to get an export result.
public interface IWebDocumentViewerExportResultUriGenerator
Public Interface IWebDocumentViewerExportResultUriGenerator
You should use the IWebDocumentViewerExportResultUriGenerator service in web applications with header-token authentication to print and export documents.
For all API calls, except print and export operations, the Web Document Viewer sends AJAX requests to the server. For print and export operations, a web browser requests the result from the server, but these requests have no headers.
On the server side, all requests are processed by a single endpoint:
- the HttpHandler in ASP.NET Web Forms;
- the WebDocumentViewerApiControllerBase descendant Invoke action in ASP.NET MVC;
- the WebDocumentViewerController‘s Invoke action in ASP.NET Core.
When you use header-token authentication in your application, this single endpoint is protected (for instance, with a Bearer token). A web browser cannot obtain the export and print results, because the browser’s requests have no headers and cannot be authenticated.
To enable a browser to get export results, do the following:
Configure another endpoint with a custom protection mechanism instead of header-token authentication.
Implement the IWebDocumentViewerExportResultUriGenerator interface and return a custom URI in the CreateUri method. For instance, save an exported document to any storage and return the URI to access this document from the client side.
Register the service at the application startup.
The complete sample project is available in the following DevExpress Examples repository on GitHub: How to export documents in an application with token-based authentication.
You can also use the IWebDocumentViewerExportResultUriGenerator service to generate a more readable and user-friendly URI. Web browsers display the information obtained from this URI in the tab header.
The complete sample project is available in the following DevExpress Examples repository on GitHub: Web Document Viewer - How to change the name of a print job in the printer’s queue.