View pdf files in ionic app

Requirement: Generate pdf stream on server side and show pdf inside ionic app.

1. Install these two plugins file and document viewer from Ionic native

Document Viewer
File Api

2. Get the pdf stream as array buffer or blob. You need to apps proper response type to http get request.

3. Now create and show pdf file from the server response.

import {File} from '@ionic-native/file';
import { DocumentViewer } from '@ionic-native/document-viewer';
export class DocumentViewer
constructor(private file : File, private documentViewer: DocumentViewer)
public openDocument(document: Document)
if (!document)
this.showError("Document selected is null");
let path "documents/"+databaseId;
let headers = new Headers({
'Accept': 'application/pdf'
let options = new RequestOptions({headers, responseType: ResponseContentType.ArrayBuffer});
let observableResponse = this.http.get(appConstants.apiUrl+
path, options);
observableResponse.subscribe((response: Response) => {
this.showDocument(response, document);
}, (error: any) => {
private showDocument(response: Response, document: Document)
let buffer = response.arrayBuffer();
let pdfBlob = new Blob([buffer], {type: 'application/pdf'});
this.file.writeFile(this.file.dataDirectory, document.databaseId+".pdf", pdfBlob, {replace: true}).then(c => {
this.documentViewer.viewDocument(this.file.dataDirectory+document.databaseId+".pdf", "application/pdf",
{print: {enabled: true}, bookmarks: {enabled: true}, email: {enabled: true}, title: document.title});
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Send JSON in http Get with angular and Web Api

Requirement: Need to send complex in http get request using Angular and get the JSON in Web API

First prepare URLSearchParams object and add key value pairs.
Send the RequestOptions to Angular http service.

final url format will be
{{API-URL}}/api/folders/370/documents?filter={ 'startDate':'08/01/2005', 'endDate':'08/31/2005','currentPage': '2', 'pageLimit': '50'}

import {Http, Headers, RequestOptions, Response, ResponseContentType, URLSearchParams} from "@angular/http";
export class DocumentService
constructor(private http: Http)
loadDocuments(folderId: number, currentPage: number) : Observable<Response>
let headers = new Headers({
'Content-Type' : 'application/json',
'Accept': 'application/json'
let requestOptions = new RequestOptions({headers});
requestOptions.params = this.getFilterData(currentPage);
let path = "folders/"+folderId+"/documents";
return this.http.get(appConstants.apiUrl+ path, requestOptions );
private getFilterData(currentPage: number) : any
let params: URLSearchParams = new URLSearchParams();
let filterValue = JSON.stringify( {currentPage: currentPage, pageLimit: 50 });
params.set('filter', filterValue);
return params;
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On the API Side
Got the query parameter and deserialize to ViewModel
Your server side ViewModel matches your JSON object sent in the request.

var filterData = Request.GetQueryNameValuePairs();
if (filterData == null || !filterData.Any())
throw new ArgumentException("Invalid request: search parameters are missing.");
var viewModel = JsonConvert.DeserializeObjectfilterData.First().Value);