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MST Web Viewer ASP.NET FAQs

Is the MST Web Viewer for ASP.NET a Desktop application or a Web-based application?

The MST Web Viewer is a web based application. The frontend is built using ASP.NET (HTML), JavaScript, AJAX technologies and its backend is managed by the robust MST Server. The images are retrieved, decoded, and processed on the server and the tiles of JPEG or PNG images are streamed to the workstation's browser. Toolkits are available and provide a wide variety of APIs to programmatically manage and customize the viewer controls.

Does MST Web Viewer for ASP.NET support Client-Server architecture?

Yes, the MST Web Viewer supports Client-Server architecture. The MST Web Viewer provides toolkit controls that are deployed on the client's browser and connect to the server application to retrieve tiles of images with the desired properties such as scale, rotation, and other image processing operations. The MST Web Viewer is built on our on-demand technology which only retrieves and displays the tiles in the viewing area, which reduces bandwidth consumption and increases the speed of rendering documents and images.

On what .NET framework is the MST Web Viewer the ASP.NET built on?

The MST Web Viewer is built on .NET 4.0 Framework.

  • Chrome: Version 11 and higher
  • Firefox: Version 4 and higher
  • IE: Version 10 and higher
What Enterprise Content Management (ECM) system does the MST Web Viewer for ASP.NET integrates with?

The MST Web Viewer currently integrates with IBM Content Manager 8.4 and higher, Microsoft SharePoint 2007 and higher, and IBM FileNet P8 4.5 and higher.

Is the MST Web Viewer for ASP.NET CMIS compatible?

Yes, the MST Web Viewer is CMIS compliant and can be integrated with any CMIS compliant ECM to retrieve and render documents, and view and create annotations and metadata.

Does the MST Web Viewer ASP.NET have exposed APIs to connect third-party applications to interact with it?

Yes, the MST Web Viewer provided extensive set of .NET APIs. It also provides extensive set of JavaScript APIs to programmatically integrate the viewer.Click here to view list of APIs.

Can MST Web Viewer for ASP.NET integrate with IBM Content Navigator?

Yes, the MST Web Viewer contains plugins that can be registered with IBM Content Navigator to load and view documents and annotations directly from IBM Content Navigator web-based user interface.

What file formats does the MST Web Viewer for ASP.NET support?

Yes, the eViewer contains plugins that can be registered with IBM Content Navigator to load, view, and save documents and annotations directly from IBM Content Navigator web-based user interface.

Does MST Web Viewer for ASP.NET use Oracle’s Outside In Technology for file format support?

The MST Web Viewer does not use Outside In Viewer Technology. MST develops its own custom built format libraries for rendering in its solutions.

The following is a sample list of file formats supported:

  • MS Word 97-2013
  • MS Excel 97 -2013
  • MS PowerPoint 97 -2013
  • TIFF
  • Acrobat PDF
  • And many more…
How are annotations saved with MST Web Viewer for ASP.NET? Are they burned to the document?

The MST Web Viewer saves annotation in a separate binary or XML file. The annotations are overlaid on top of the document when it is rendered. The MST Web Viewer does provide the feature to burn annotations permanently to the document or image while saving or exporting it.

Does the MST Web Viewer for ASP.NET support IBM MO:DCA formats?

Yes, the eViewer supports the following IBM proprietary formats:

  • MO:DCA (Mixed Object : Document Content Architecture)
  • IOCA (Image Object Content Architecture)
  • PTOCA (Presentation Text Object Content Architecture)
What version of Windows does the MST Web Viewer for ASP.NET supports?

MST Web Viewer supports the following versions of Windows:

  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista (32 & 64 Bit Versions)
  • Windows 7 (32 & 64 Bit Versions)
  • Windows 8
What versions of Microsoft SharePoint can the MST Web Viewer for ASP.NET be configured with?

The MST Web Viewer can be configured with SharePoint 2007, 2010, and 2013.

Can the MST Viewer for ASP.NET be customized to fit our organization’s exact needs?

Yes, at MST we have provided customized viewers to meet the various requirements of our customers such as adding or customizing set of exposed APIs, adding or modifying preferences to control functions of the viewer, corporate branding, providing custom connectors, and other features./p>