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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.

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.

The snippet below shows one of the approaches for loading a pdf document inside RadPdfViewer just for the purpose of the example. For more details on various ways for loading the document check Key Features: Pdf Document Visualization topic.

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:


By default FitToWidth command of the PdfViewer is assigned to "Fit Document to Width" option. You can easily switch to "Fit Page to Width" option by setting FitToWidthCommand property of RadPdfViewer to FitPageToWidthCommand, check the snippet below:

this.pdfViewer.FitToWidthCommand = new FitPageToWidthCommand();

In this way, calling the FitToWidthCommand on a button click action, as in the example above, will execute "Fit Page to Width" on the current page.

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

You can directly explore the code in the SDK Samples Browser repository on GitHub.

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