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Error on InsertImage

Hello, I'm doing mailmerge with regions using Aspose.Words for .NET, and I'm getting a "WebException occurred" error when calling

builder.InsertImage(imageFileName, width, height);

The specific error is: The remote server returned an error: (404) Not Found.

I need to programmatically return false if the image cannot be found or is not successfully inserted. I've tried using a try block and if/else statements with no luck. How can I capture and handle the 404 error?

Thank you in advance!

Hi<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

Thanks for your request. You can try using the following code:

public void Test064()


Document doc = new Document();

DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);

InsertImageFromURL(builder, "http://www.aspose.com/Images/aspose-logo.jpg", 250, 100);



private void InsertImageFromURL(DocumentBuilder builder, string url, double width, double height)




//Prepare the web page we will be asking for

HttpWebRequest request = (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create(url);

request.Method = "GET";

request.ContentType = "image/JPEG";

request.UserAgent = "Mozilla/4.0+(compatible;+MSIE+5.01;+Windows+NT+5.0";

//Execute the request

HttpWebResponse response = (HttpWebResponse)request.GetResponse();

//We will read data via the response stream

Stream resStream = response.GetResponseStream();

//Write content into the MemoryStream

BinaryReader resReader = new BinaryReader(resStream);

MemoryStream imgStream = new MemoryStream(resReader.ReadBytes((int)response.ContentLength));

//Insert image into the document

builder.InsertImage(imgStream, width, height);


catch (WebException ex)


//Handle web exceptions


catch (Exception ex)


//Handle other exceptions



You can parse ex.Status. Please see the following link for more information.


Hope this helps.

Best regards.

Thank you for the quick response and help. The problem was actually a flag set in VS 2005 to throw an error for all CLR exceptions. Turning the flag off thru Debug | Exceptions... allowed me to capture and handle exceptions in the 'catch'.

Thank you again,