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How to add pdf to pdf viewer

Hi all,


Maybe its a very easy fix but i cant seem to get it working. How do i add an pdf file to the pdf viewer in media in Powerapps?


When i try to do it via images in the settings i get an error message.


Thanks in advance!



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Hi @wout1123 ,


You cannot use a local PDF file directly in PDF viewer control. Show the PDF file inside PDF viewer control by setting its Document property to the URL, enclosed in double quotation marks, of the file that you want to show. 


More detailed information about PDF viewer, please refer to:




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hi @v-monli-msft 


The problem with this is that document is stored on a sharepoint site which requiers authentication, how do i solve this?




This following one statement in the Document property on a PDF Viewer control will dynamically convert many document types to PDF you can display in your apps such as Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, HTML files. Loads more. For PDF files I don't think this is as consistent as the alternate technique below is.

Substitute( Gallery1.Selected.Thumbnail, "transform/thumbnail", "transform/pdf" )


There is a more consistent way of doing it with PDF documents using the Graph APIs which surface a "@content.downloadUrlproperty for any file, but this property in particular works 100% of the time, and once again you only need to set the Document property on the PDF Viewer to this field using the PA_Graph_DriveItems Flow I've shared on a really long blogs that speaks to loads more things you equally do using those APIs. 


Rather download the simplified version of demo app I've shared on that blog, and all the other Flows if you want to:

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