Open and save PowerPoint in Azure App Service on Windows

14 Jul 20234 minutes to read

Syncfusion PowerPoint is a .NET Core PowerPoint library used to create, read, edit and convert PowerPoint documents programmatically without Microsoft PowerPoint or interop dependencies. Using this library, you can open and save a PowerPoint in Azure App Service on Windows.

Steps to Open and save PowerPoint in Azure App Service on Windows

Step 1: Create a new ASP.NET Core Web App (Model-View-Controller).
Create a ASP.NET Core Web App project

Step 2: Create a project name and select the location.
Configure your new project

Step 3: Click Create button.
Additional Information

Step 4: Install the Syncfusion.Presentation.Net.Core NuGet package as a reference to your project from NuGet.org.

Install Syncfusion.Presentation.Net.Core Nuget Package

NOTE

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Step 5: Add a new button in the Index.cshtml as shown below.

@{
    Html.BeginForm("OpenAndSavePowerPoint", "Home", FormMethod.Get);
    {
        <div>
            <input type="submit" value="Open and Save PowerPoint" style="width:220px;height:27px" />
        </div>
    }
    Html.EndForm();
}

Step 6: Include the following namespaces in HomeController.cs.

using Syncfusion.Presentation;

Step 7: Add a new action method OpenAndSavePresentation in HomeController.cs and include the below code snippet to open an existing Presentation in Azure App Service on Windows.

string pptxPath = Path.Combine(_hostingEnvironment.WebRootPath, "Data/Template.pptx");
using FileStream fileStreamPath = new FileStream(pptxPath, FileMode.Open, FileAccess.Read);
//Open an existing PowerPoint presentation.
using IPresentation pptxDoc = Presentation.Open(fileStreamPath);

Step 8: Add below code snippet demonstrates accessing a shape from a slide and changing the text within it.

//Get the first slide from the PowerPoint presentation.
ISlide slide = pptxDoc.Slides[0];
//Get the first shape of the slide.
IShape shape = slide.Shapes[0] as IShape;
//Change the text of the shape.
if (shape.TextBody.Text == "Company History")
    shape.TextBody.Text = "Company Profile";

Step 9: Add below code example to save the PowerPoint Presentation in Azure App Service on Windows.

//Save the PowerPoint Presentation as stream.
MemoryStream pptxStream = new();
pptxDoc.Save(pptxStream);
pptxStream.Position = 0;
//Download Powerpoint document in the browser.
return File(pptxStream, "application/powerpoint", "Result.pptx");

Steps to publish as Azure App Service on Windows

Step 1: Right-click the project and select Publish option.
Right-click the project and select the Publish option

Step 2: Click the Add a Publish Profile button.
Click the Add a Publish Profile

Step 3: Select the publish target as Azure.
Select the publish target as Azure

Step 4: Select the Specific target as Azure App Service (Windows).
Select the publish target

Step 5: To create a new app service, click Create new option.
Click create new option

Step 6: Click the Create button to proceed with App Service creation.
Click the Create button

Step 7: Click the Finish button to finalize the App Service creation.
Click the Finish button

Step 8: Click Close button.
Create a ASP.NET Core Project

Step 9: Click the Publish button.
Click the Publish button

Step 10: Now, Publish has been succeeded.
Publish has been succeeded

Step 11: Now, the published webpage will open in the browser.
Browser will open after publish

Step 12: Click Open and Save PowerPoint button.You will get the output PowerPoint document as follows.

Open and save PowerPoint in Azure App Service on Windows

You can download a complete working sample from GitHub.

Click here to explore the rich set of Syncfusion PowerPoint Library (Presentation) features.