RadPdfViewer provides the following commands of type ICommand:

  • ZoomInCommand
  • ZoomOutCommand
  • NavigateToNextPageCommand
  • NavigateToPreviousPageCommand
  • NavigateToPageCommand
  • ToggleLayoutModeCommand: Triggers the RadPdfViewer LayoutModes (ContinuousScroll and SinglePage)
  • FitToWidthCommand: There are two options when executing FitToWidth command:

    • FitDocumentToWidthCommand(the default one): Refers to the whole document; it would lookup the widest of all pages and set a zoom level, so that this page is fit to width.

      If the document has pages with different width, as a side effect, when you are currently viewing a page that is not the widest, this page will not occupy the whole horizontal space.

    • FitPageToWidthCommand: It would execute fit to width on the current page disregarding the width of other pages from the document.

  • DoubleTappedCommand: This command is different from the above listed as it is triggered from within the PdfViewer on double-tap action. On the first double-tap the document is zoomed 2.5 times at the tapped location, another double-tap triggers FitToWidth command.

The RadPdfViewer Toolbar exposes some of the commands built-in. For more information please check the PdfViewer Toolbar article.


Following is an example how the RadPdfViewer commands could be called on a button click action. For the example we will visualize a pdf document from stream.

First, add a pdf document to the project and set its build action to be EmbeddedResource.

Then, add the following code to visualize the document:

Func<CancellationToken, Task<Stream>> streamFunc = ct => Task.Run(() =>
    Assembly assembly = typeof(Commands).Assembly;
    string fileName = assembly.GetManifestResourceNames().FirstOrDefault(n => n.Contains("pdfviewer-overview.pdf"));
    Stream stream = assembly.GetManifestResourceStream(fileName);
    return stream;
this.pdfViewer.Source = streamFunc;

Finally, use the following snippet to declare a RadPdfViewer in XAML and add a few buttons that will execute the pdf viewer commands:

        <RowDefinition Height="Auto"/>
        <Button Text="Zoom In"
                Command="{Binding Source={x:Reference pdfViewer}, Path=ZoomInCommand}" />
        <Button Text="Zoom Out"
                Command="{Binding Source={x:Reference pdfViewer}, Path=ZoomOutCommand}" />
        <Button Text="Fit To Width"
                Command="{Binding Source={x:Reference pdfViewer}, Path=FitToWidthCommand}" />
        <Button Text="Previous Page"
                Command="{Binding Source={x:Reference pdfViewer}, Path=NavigateToPreviousPageCommand}" />
        <Button Text="Next Page"
                Command="{Binding Source={x:Reference pdfViewer}, Path=NavigateToNextPageCommand}" />
    <telerikPdfViewer:RadPdfViewer x:Name="pdfViewer"

Where the telerikPdfViewer namespace is the following:


A sample Commands example can be found in the PdfViewer/Features folder of the SDK Samples Browser application.

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