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Whatever the file is PDF document, Word document, Excel, office document,zip archive file, image, text, html or anything else, you can perform a preview by this cordova Plugin to preview any file in native mode by providing the local or external URL.

Requires Cordova plugin: cordova-plugin-preview-any-file. For more info, please see the previewAnyFile plugin docs.

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$ npm install cordova-plugin-preview-any-file $ npm install @ionic-native/preview-any-file $ ionic cap sync

Supported Platforms#

  • Android
  • iOS



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import { PreviewAnyFile } from '@ionic-native/preview-any-file/ngx';

constructor(private previewAnyFile: PreviewAnyFile) { }

this.previewAnyFile.preview('file://filepath.ext')  .then((res: any) => console.log(res))  .catch((error: any) => console.error(error));