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How to download a PDF file(which generated using itextpdf) on button click

dawood shamim
2 years ago Mar 27, 2020 10:03am
Rubén Espinoza
2 years ago Mar 29, 2020 3:18pm


it will be your bean with the internal logic to create the pdf with the api itext.pdf

private final PdfExport2 pdfExport = new PdfExport2();
public class ButtonExport extends FileDownloadWrapper implements Log {

    private final PdfExport2 pdfExport = new PdfExport2();

    public ButtonExport() {}

    public void setDisableDownload(final boolean value) {

    public FileDownloadWrapper setExportButtonAndCreatePdf(final Button buttonExport, String nombre) {
        final StreamResource sR = new StreamResource(nombre.concat(".pdf"), this::pdfToByteArray);
        final FileDownloadWrapper buttonWrapper = new FileDownloadWrapper(sR);
        return buttonWrapper;

     * @return ByteArrayInputStream
    private ByteArrayInputStream pdfToByteArray() {
        final Path path = pdfExport.writePdf("EjemploPdf").toPath();
        try(final BufferedInputStream bin = new BufferedInputStream(Files.newInputStream(path));
            final ByteArrayOutputStream baos = new ByteArrayOutputStream()) {
            final byte[] bytesread = new byte[1024];
            int dataRead;
            while((dataRead = bin.read(bytesread)) != -1) {
            return new ByteArrayInputStream(baos.toByteArray());
        }catch (IOException ex) {
        return null;


Instantiate this

 private ButtonExport btnExportPdf = new ButtonExport();    ...
 private HorizontalLayout header;  ...
 private FileDownloadWrapper fileDownloadWrapper;  
 private Button buttonExport = new Button(EXPORTAR, VaadinIcon.DOWNLOAD.create());

 this.fileDownloadWrapper = btnExportPdf.setExportButtonAndCreatePdf(buttonExport, "Title");
  final HorizontalLayout header = new HorizontalLayout(fileDownloadWrapper);
Last updated on Mar, 29th 2020