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Hidden Visual Studio LightSwitch: Secrets from the Real World for Creating Great Apps by Alessandro Del Sole

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Chapter 5. Uploading and Displaying PDF Documents

One of the most common requirements in business applications is working with documents. Over the years, the Portable Document Format (PDF) from Adobe has gradually become the major standard for exchanging and storing information, so in many situations you’ll probably need to provide users with a way to associate PDF documents to data and display documents later.

There are many ways to store and display documents. In this chapter you’ll learn how to implement a common scenario: a departmental web application that stores files to a web server and allows opening documents from within the application itself. Today’s desktop applications often have privileges over the local system and multiple ways ...

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