WinForms PdfViewer Overview

Getting Started with the WinForms RadPdfViewer
RadPdfViewer enables you to easily load and display PDF documents natively in your application without using any third-party tools except Telerik’s WinForms toolbox. Thanks to the built-in UI virtualization, RadPdfViewer delivers an efficient solution for every scenario. This component comes as a nice addition to your Content Management System or Reporting application.
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RadPdfViewer is a control that:

  • can natively visualize PDF documents straight in your application.

  • comes with a predefined UI that is intuitive and provides the means for utilizing the features of the control.

  • utilizes virtualization and supports load-on-demand mode to guarantee optimal performance with large documents.

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Figure 1: RadPdfViewer

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Here is a list of the supported features

  • Interactive Forms: The control supports different types of interactive forms and enables the end user to modify their values.
  • Digital Signatures: The user can show digitally signed documents and validate the signatures inside. Signing a document is supported as well.
  • Saving a Document: When the user modifies the forms in a document or signs it, or just want to create another file from the document, they can use the Save As functionality of the viewer.
  • Annotations: Full support for Widget and Link annotations. RadPdfViewer provides a read-only support for all other types of annotations.
  • Fonts: Built-in support for TrueType, Type1 and CID fonts.
  • Create an Image from a PDF Page: An API for exporting a PDF document page to an image.
  • Working with positions and modifying the selection in the document.
  • The control comes with a predefined UI that is intuitive and provides the means for utilizing the features of the control. Different dialogs are available as well.
  • Using the UI you can easily zoom in and out.
  • Scroll the document in the viewer.
  • You can also use pan and text selection by specifying a different viewer mode.
  • The control utilizes virtualization in order to guarantee good performance with larger documents as well.
  • RadPdfViewer allows printing of the document loaded in it.
  • You can rotate the document as well.
  • Context Menu to provide easy access to several of the features of the control.
  • Extensible support for different stream compression filters. Read more
  • Support for documents encrypted with Encryption Algorithm 4 (RC4/AES-128).
  • The API provides different options for extending and customizing the control.

RadPdfViewer requires .NET Framework 4.0 and cannot be used with an older version.

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