JSON Viewer using Java - Render JSON

For being lightweight, text-based, very much human-readable, and easy to parse structured data format, JSON has popularity in the programming universe. As it is in too much use, It is often required to view or share JSON files in different others formats. This article briefly shows, how to render a JSON file in PDF format using Java.

JSON File Viewer – Java API

GroupDocs.Viewer provides a document viewing Java API that allows rendering various types of documents into PDF, JPG, PNG, and HTML formats within the applications. I will use it to view a JSON file by rendering it to PDF format in Java.

You can download the JAR file from the downloads section or use the latest repository and dependency Maven configurations within your Java applications.

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JSON File Viewer in Java

The API lets rendering JSON files in PDF, JPG, PNG, and HTML formats. Here, we will only discuss how to render it in a PDF. The following are the step to view JSON files by rendering these to PDF in Java.

  • Load the JSON file using the Viewer class.
  • Use the PDF View Options to define the output file path and additional settings.
  • To render the JSON file in PDF, just call the view() method.

The following Java source code renders the JSON file as PDF:

Get a Free API License

You can get a free temporary license to use the API without the evaluation limitations to build an online JSON file viewer.


To conclude, we just discussed the basic way how to view JSON files within the Java application. We will discuss soon how to render these JSON files as JPG, PNG, and HTML in Java. You can learn more about the API regarding building your JSON viewer from the below links.

Build Your Own JSON Viewer Java Application

Here are some important links that will help you in building your JSON viewer Java application.

Features | Documentation | API Reference

Running Examples – Source Code | Forum | Release Notes

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