IHtmlTrLauncher.CHICreateHtml Method

Starts the process of converting a document to HTML format for viewing in the browser by a user who does not have the appropriate client application or viewer installed.

Namespace:  Microsoft.HtmlTrans
Assembly:  Microsoft.HtmlTrans.Interface (in Microsoft.HtmlTrans.Interface.dll)


Function CHICreateHtml ( _
    strLauncherUri As String, _
    rgbFile As Byte(), _
    bt As BrowserType, _
    strReqFile As String, _
    strTaskName As String, _
    timeout As Integer, _
    fReturnFileBits As Boolean _
) As CreateHtmlInfo

Dim instance As IHtmlTrLauncher
Dim strLauncherUri As String
Dim rgbFile As Byte()
Dim bt As BrowserType
Dim strReqFile As String
Dim strTaskName As String
Dim timeout As Integer
Dim fReturnFileBits As Boolean
Dim returnValue As CreateHtmlInfo

returnValue = instance.CHICreateHtml(strLauncherUri, _
    rgbFile, bt, strReqFile, strTaskName, _
    timeout, fReturnFileBits)
CreateHtmlInfo CHICreateHtml(
    string strLauncherUri,
    byte[] rgbFile,
    BrowserType bt,
    string strReqFile,
    string strTaskName,
    int timeout,
    bool fReturnFileBits


  • strLauncherUri
    Type: System.String
    Specifies the server hosting the launcher application by using the value returned by the StrGetLauncher method of the IHtmlTrLoadBalancer interface.
  • rgbFile
    Type: []
    The binary contents of the source file.
  • strReqFile
    Type: System.String
    The URL of the document to convert.
  • strTaskName
    Type: System.String
    The document conversion task name, which the load balancer uses to keep track of the request.
  • timeout
    Type: System.Int32
    The time in seconds before the document conversion times out.
  • fReturnFileBits
    Type: System.Boolean
    Specifies whether to return the binary contents of the converted file (that is, the HTML output) in the rgbMainFile and rgrgbThicketFiles properties of the instance of the CreateHtmlInfo class returned by the CHICreateHtml method.

Return Value

Type: Microsoft.HtmlTrans.CreateHtmlInfo
Microsoft.HtmlTrans.CreateHtmlInfo The HTML output of the conversion process is returned in an instance of the CreateHtmlInfo class, which also contains information about any conversion error that occurred and about additional supporting files that may be part of the output.


The CHICreateHtml method starts the process of converting a document to HTML format and returns the HTML output to Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services to forward to the user.


The following code example shows a simple version of handler page code that calls implementations of the IHtmlTrLoadBalancer and IHtmlTrLauncher interfaces, converts a document by using the CHICreateHtml method, and writes the output of the conversion process to a file.

using Microsoft.HtmlTrans;
void DisplayHtml(System.Web.HttpResponse response, string strLoadBalancerUri,
  string strDocument, byte[] rgbData)
  //generate a task name based off of the document name
  string strTask = strDocument;
  //create the load balancer object
  IHtmlTrLoadBalancer htmlTrLoadBalancer = (IHtmlTrLoadBalancer) 
     System.Activator.GetObject( typeof(IHtmlTrLoadBalancer), 
  //get the uri for the launcher object
  string strLauncherUri = htmlTrLoadBalancer.StrGetLauncher(strTask);
  //create the launcher object at the uri specified by the load balancer
  IHtmlTrLauncher htmlTrLauncher = (IHtmlTrLauncher)
  //call the launcher to create the html
  CreateHtmlInfo chi = htmlTrLauncher.CHICreateHtml(strLauncherUri, 
    rgbData, BrowserType.BT_IE4, strDocument, strTask, 90 /*timeout*/, true);
  //ensure that the load balancer knows that the task has completed
  htmlTrLoadBalancer.LauncherTaskCompleted(strLauncherUri, strTask);
  //check for errors and output the results
  if(chi.ce == CreationErrorType.CE_NONE && chi.fHasMainFile)

See Also


IHtmlTrLauncher Interface

IHtmlTrLauncher Members

Microsoft.HtmlTrans Namespace