LoadOptions.BaseUri property

Gets or sets the string that will be used to resolve relative URIs found in the document into absolute URIs when required. Can be null or empty string. Default is null.

public string BaseUri { get; set; }


This property is used to resolve relative URIs into absolute in the following cases:

  1. When loading an HTML document from a stream and the document contains images with relative URIs and does not have a base URI specified in the BASE HTML element.
  2. When saving a document to PDF and other formats, to retrieve images linked using relative URIs so the images can be saved into the output document.


Shows how to open an HTML document with images from a stream using a base URI.

using (Stream stream = File.OpenRead(MyDir + "Document.html"))
    // Pass the URI of the base folder while loading it
    // so that any images with relative URIs in the HTML document can be found.
    LoadOptions loadOptions = new LoadOptions();
    loadOptions.BaseUri = ImageDir;

    Document doc = new Document(stream, loadOptions);

    // Verify that the first shape of the document contains a valid image.
    Shape shape = (Shape)doc.GetChild(NodeType.Shape, 0, true);

    Assert.AreEqual(32.0, ConvertUtil.PointToPixel(shape.Width), 0.01);
    Assert.AreEqual(32.0, ConvertUtil.PointToPixel(shape.Height), 0.01);

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