Combine 2 pdfs created using mvc razor views

  • Hi I am a bit confused on how I can combine the pdfs created from 2 separate razor views. One thing I was trying was to save the report content to a byte[] and then return that for both views and go from there to merge the pdfs but the byte[] is always empty:

     public byte[] /*ActionResult*/ Overview()
        MemoryStream buffer = new MemoryStream();
                .Configure((r) => { r.Template.Chrome = new Chrome { 
                           Landscape = true, 
                           Format = "A4", 
                           MediaType = MediaType.Screen, 
                           MarginBottom = "50px", 
                           MarginLeft = "0px", 
                           MarginRight = "50px", 
                           MarginTop = "50px" }; })
                .OnAfterRender((r) =>
                    //r.Content.Seek(0, SeekOrigin.Begin);
        return buffer.ToArray();

    The other option I was trying was to create a template which I found from another forum post, but I am not sure how to get the razor view content into the string content for the template:

            var rs = new LocalReporting().UseBinary(JsReportBinary.GetBinary()).AsUtility().Create();
            var report = await rs.RenderAsync(new RenderRequest()
                Template = new Template()
                    Recipe = Recipe.ChromePdf,
                    Engine = Engine.None,
                    Content = "" //how to get razor view here?
            var memoryStream = new MemoryStream();
            await report.Content.CopyToAsync(memoryStream);
            memoryStream.Seek(0, SeekOrigin.Begin);

  • Calling pdf utils from .net client can look like this

    You now need to call both views, get the string from it and pass it as Content.
    I believe you can use controller extension method RenderViewToString.
    Check its source here

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