File Viewer Plugin

Stable Version 2.0.0 (O11)
Also available for 10
Published on 15 Mar (4 weeks ago) by 
Created on 07 November 2016

File Viewer Plugin

Plugin that enables an application to open documents inside of application or with external applications.
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Use File Viewer Plugin to create logic that lets users open remote or app resource files.

In Android users select an app to open the file. iOS provides a native preview for

supported file types.

File Viewer Plugin can open:

  • File from the app resources
    The plugin can access the resources path to load the file that's part of the app static content.
  • Remote file

    The plugin opens the file directly from an External URL


You can find more information about the plugin in this documentation.


This plugin is developed, maintained and supported by OutSystems under the terms of a customer's subscription.

Platform Compatibility:


Preview and open .pdf, images, .docx, .pptx, .xlsx, videos and others


Open .pdf, images, .docx, .pptx, .xlsx, videos and others

MABS Compatibility

The latest version 2.0.0 of File Viewer Plugin is compatible with the supported MABS versions available: 

  • MABS 7.0 

  • MABS 6.3 

What’s new (2.0.0)
  • Now the plugin supports opening files directly from the platform resources. For the security reasons, the access is by design limited to a specific folder only.
  • This plugin is now officially supported by OutSystems.
  • Improved the documentation.
  • Significant code refactoring of the the Cordova File Viewer Plugin implementation.
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