Downloading Sitefinity Documents Programmatically

Downloading Sitefinity Documents Programmatically

December 13, 2013 0 Comments

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The samples provided in this blog post show how to download different types of Sitefinity documents programmatically.

In the code we get a specific document by title, download its stream and then save the stream to a file in a specified directory of the project.

Sample 1: Downloading a pdf file:

protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            DownloadDocument("pdf");
        }
  
        public void SaveStreamToFile(string fileFullPath, Stream stream)
        {
            if (stream.Length == 0) return;
  
            // Create a FileStream object to write a stream to a file
            using (FileStream fileStream = System.IO.File.Create(fileFullPath, (int)stream.Length))
            {
                // Fill the bytes[] array with the stream data
                byte[] bytesInStream = new byte[stream.Length];
                stream.Read(bytesInStream, 0, (int)bytesInStream.Length);
  
                // Use FileStream object to write to the specified file
                fileStream.Write(bytesInStream, 0, bytesInStream.Length);
            }
        }
  
  
        public void DownloadDocument(string masterDocumentTitle)
        {
            LibrariesManager librariesManager = LibrariesManager.GetManager();
            librariesManager.Provider.SuppressSecurityChecks = true;
            Document document = librariesManager.GetDocuments().Where(d => d.Title == "Test").FirstOrDefault();
  
            if (document != null)
            {
                string filepathh = Path.Combine(Server.MapPath("~/MyFiles/"), document.Title + ".pdf");
                Stream stream = librariesManager.Download(document.Id);
  
                SaveStreamToFile(filepathh, stream);
            }
        }

 "Test" is the name of the document which is going to be downloaded and MyFiles is a folder located in the main project folder.

Sample 2: Downloading an Excel file:

protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            DownloadDocument("excel");
        }
   
        public void SaveStreamToFile(string fileFullPath, Stream stream)
        {
            if (stream.Length == 0) return;
   
            // Create a FileStream object to write a stream to a file
            using (FileStream fileStream = System.IO.File.Create(fileFullPath, (int)stream.Length))
            {
                // Fill the bytes[] array with the stream data
                byte[] bytesInStream = new byte[stream.Length];
                stream.Read(bytesInStream, 0, (int)bytesInStream.Length);
   
                // Use FileStream object to write to the specified file
                fileStream.Write(bytesInStream, 0, bytesInStream.Length);
            }
        }
   
   
        public void DownloadDocument(string masterDocumentTitle)
        {
            LibrariesManager librariesManager = LibrariesManager.GetManager();
            librariesManager.Provider.SuppressSecurityChecks = true;
            Document document = librariesManager.GetDocuments().Where(d => d.Title == "TestExcel").FirstOrDefault();
   
            if (document != null)
            {
                string filepathh = Path.Combine(Server.MapPath("~/MyFiles/"), document.Title + ".xlsx");
                Stream stream = librariesManager.Download(document.Id);
   
                SaveStreamToFile(filepathh, stream);
            }
        }

"TestExcel" is the name of the document which is going to be downloaded and MyFiles is a folder located in the main project folder.

Stefani Tacheva

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