Displays content from an ACS repository.

See it live: Viewer Quickstart


Basic usage

Using with file url:


Using with file Blob:


Class members


NameTypeDefault valueDescription
allowFullScreenbooleantrueToggles the 'Full Screen' feature.
allowThumbnailsbooleantrueToggles PDF thumbnails.
blobFileBlobLoads a Blob File
fileNamestringOverride Content filename.
isLoadingbooleanfalseOverride loading status
mimeTypestringMIME type of the file content (when not determined by the filename extension).
readOnlybooleantrueEnable when where is possible the editing functionalities
thumbnailsTemplateTemplateRef<any>nullThe template for the pdf thumbnails.
tracksTrack[][]media subtitles for the media player
urlFilestring""If you want to load an external file that does not come from ACS you can use this URL to specify where to load the file from.


closeEventEmitter<boolean>Emitted when the img is submitted in the img viewer.
extensionChangeEventEmitter<string>Emitted when the filename extension changes.
submitFileEventEmitter<Blob>Emitted when the img is submitted in the img viewer.

Keyboard shortcuts

EscClose the viewer (overlay mode only).
LeftInvoke 'Navigate before' action.
RightInvoke 'Navigate next' action.
Ctrl+FActivate full-screen mode.


The component controller class implementation might look like the following:

export class OverlayViewerComponent {

    showViewer: boolean = false;

    nodeId: string;

    showPreview(event) {
        if (event.value.entry.isFile) {
            this.nodeId = event.value.entry.id;
            this.showViewer = true;

Custom file parameters

You can provide custom file parameters, for example a value for the mimeType or displayName when using URL values that have no file names or extensions:


Supported file formats

The Viewer render component consists of separate Views that handle particular file types or type families based on either a file extension or a mime type:

  • PDF View
    • application/pdf
    • *.pdf
  • Image View
    • image/png
    • image/jpeg
    • image/gif
    • image/bmp
    • image/svg+xml
    • *.png
    • *.jpg
    • *.jpeg
    • *.gif
    • *.bpm
    • *.svg
  • Text View
    • text/plain
    • text/csv
    • text/xml
    • text/html
    • application/x-javascript
    • *.txt
    • *.xml
    • *.js
    • *.html
    • *.json
    • *.ts
  • Media View
    • video/mp4
    • video/webm
    • video/ogg
    • audio/mpeg
    • audio/ogg
    • audio/wav
    • *.wav
    • *.mp4
    • *.mp3
    • *.webm
    • *.ogg

Configuring PDF.js library

Configure your webpack-enabled application with the PDF.js library as follows.

  1. Install pdfjs-dist
npm install pdfjs-dist
  1. Update vendors.ts by appending the following code. This will enable the Viewer render component and compatibility mode for all browsers. It will also configure the web worker for the PDF.js library to render PDF files in the background:
// PDF.js
const pdfjsLib = require('pdfjs-dist');
pdfjsLib.PDFJS.workerSrc = './pdf.worker.js';
  1. Update the plugins section of the webpack.common.js file with the following lines:
new CopyWebpackPlugin([
        from: 'node_modules/pdfjs-dist/build/pdf.worker.js',
        to: 'pdf.worker.js'

The Viewer render component should now be able to display PDF files.

Extending the Viewer

Internal extension mechanism

The Viewer supports dynamically-loaded viewer preview extensions, to know more about it Preview Extension component. This

Code extension mechanism]

You can define your own custom handler to handle other file formats that are not yet supported by the Viewer render component. Below is an example that shows how to use the adf-viewer-render-extension to handle 3D data files:

<adf-viewer-render [nodeId]="nodeId">
    <adf-viewer-extension [supportedExtensions]="['obj','3ds']" #extension>
        <ng-template let-urlFileContent="urlFileContent" let-extension="extension">


Note: you need to add the ng2-3d-editor dependency to your package.json file to make the example above work.

You can define multiple adf-viewer-render-extension templates if required:

<adf-viewer-render [nodeId]="nodeId">

    <adf-viewer-extension [supportedExtensions]="['xls','xlsx']" #extension>
        <ng-template let-urlFileContent="urlFileContent">

    <adf-viewer-render-extension [supportedExtensions]="['txt']" #extension>
        <ng-template let-urlFileContent="urlFileContent" >               

Custom layout

The Viewer render component lets you transclude custom content in several different places as explained in the sections below.

Custom zoom scaling

You can set a default zoom scaling value for pdf viewer by adding the following code in app.config.json. Note: For the pdf viewer the value has to be within the range of 25 - 1000.

"adf-viewer-render": { "pdf-viewer-scaling": 150 }

In the same way you can set a default zoom scaling value for the image viewer by adding the following code in app.config.json.

"adf-viewer-render": { "image-viewer-scaling": 150 }

By default the viewer's zoom scaling is set to 100%.

See also

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