Convert PowerPoint to Image in ASP.NET MVC

12 Oct 20234 minutes to read

Syncfusion PowerPoint is a .NET PowerPoint library used to create, read, edit and convert PowerPoint presentation programmatically without Microsoft PowerPoint or interop dependencies. Using this library, you can convert a PowerPoint to image in ASP.NET MVC.

Steps to convert PowerPoint to Image programmatically

Step 1: Create a new C# ASP.NET MVC application project.

Create ASP.NET MVC project

Step 2: Select the MVC template to create the project.

Select MVC template

Step 3: Install the Syncfusion.Presentation.AspNet.Mvc5 NuGet package as reference to your .NET Standard applications from NuGet.org.

Install Syncfusion.Presentation.AspNet.Mvc5 Nuget Package

NOTE

Starting with v16.2.0.x, if you reference Syncfusion assemblies from trial setup or from the NuGet feed, you also have to add “Syncfusion.Licensing” assembly reference and include a license key in your projects. Please refer to this link to know about registering Syncfusion license key in your application to use our components.

Step 4: Include the following namespace in that HomeController.cs file.

using Syncfusion.Presentation;

Step 5: A default action method named Index will be present in HomeController.cs. Right click on this action method and select Go To View where you will be directed to its associated view page Index.cshtml.

Step 6: Add a new button in the Index.cshtml as shown below.

@{
    Html.BeginForm("ConvertPPTXtoImage", "Home", FormMethod.Get);
    {
        <div>
            <input type="submit" value="Convert PPTX to Image" style="width:200px;height:27px" />
        </div>
    }
    Html.EndForm();
}

Step 7: Add the below code snippet in HomeController.cs to convert a PowerPoint to image in ASP.NET MVC.

public void ConvertPPTXtoImage()
{
    //Open the file as Stream.
    using (FileStream pathStream = new FileStream(Server.MapPath("~/App_Data/Input.pptx"), FileMode.Open, FileAccess.Read))
    {
        //Opens a PowerPoint Presentation.
        using (IPresentation pptxDoc = Presentation.Open(pathStream))
        {
            //Convert the first slide into image.
            Image image = pptxDoc.Slides[0].ConvertToImage(Syncfusion.Drawing.ImageType.Metafile);
            //Saves the image file to MemoryStream.
            MemoryStream stream = new MemoryStream();
            //Download image file in the browser.
            ExportAsImage(image, "PPTXToImage.Jpeg", ImageFormat.Jpeg, HttpContext.ApplicationInstance.Response);
        }
    }
}
//To download the image file.
protected void ExportAsImage(Image image, string fileName, ImageFormat imageFormat, HttpResponse response)
{
    if (ControllerContext == null)
        throw new ArgumentNullException("Context");
    string disposition = "content-disposition";
    response.AddHeader(disposition, "attachment; filename=" + fileName);
    if (imageFormat != ImageFormat.Emf)
        image.Save(response.OutputStream, imageFormat);
    Response.End();
}

You can download a complete working sample from GitHub.

By executing the program, you will get the image as follows.

PowerPoint to Image in ASP.NET MVC

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