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displaying ms office files(doc,docx,xls,xlsx,ppt,pptx) in browser (IE)

manbazhagan asked:

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iam bulding a application using c# in vs2010.

my requirement is to display ms office files in browser.

the requirement is such 'cause i need the user to only view the files and not copy or download the ms office files that are to be shown to him.

i tried converting the ms office files to html and 'en dispaly the html file using interop dll files. but it is not stable and microsoft itself does not recommend this method as given in the following link:;EN-US;q257757#kb2[^]

also came to know that it can be build as an activeX control; in which i've no idea.

Kindly suggest me solutions that can enable me to achive my requirement. Also post related links if possible. Thank you.
Tags: C#, ASP.NET, Ajax, ActiveX


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