Embedded PDF Viewer

Display and manipulate PDFs within your app.

Our PDF Viewer control allows you to display, manipulate, and print PDF documents directly in your Windows Forms application. The PDF Viewer doesn't simply render documents - it allows users to edit form fields, annotate documents, and initiate clipboard operations.

The PDF Viewer supports a rich set of document content types, including:

  • JPX / JBIG2 Images
  • Patterns
  • Transparency Groups
  • Type 3 Fonts
  • Interactive Forms

And yes, the DevExpress WinForms PDF control is powered by DirectX - with remarkable text rendering and text antialiasing support.

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Navigate PDFs

Navigate and explore PDF files with ease.

DevExpress PDF Viewer control includes a comprehensive collection of document navigation options, including:

  • Bookmarks
  • Links
  • Navigation Pane (customizable document navigation UI)
  • Page Thumbnails
  • Ribbon UI

The PDF Viewer stores page view history and allows users to navigate back and forth between individual views as needed. And just like Adobe's Reader, you can search for PDF content using the Find panel (options include case-sensitive and whole word search).

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Review & Comment

Collaborate with ease.

Users can insert, modify, and delete comments. Our WinForms PDF Viewer integrates a full suite of annotation tools including text highlighter and sticky notes.

Additional options/capabilities include:

  • Add replies and reviews.
  • Configure markup tool settings (color and opacity).
  • Sort, filter, and search comments.
  • Comprehensive API.
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Fillable PDF Forms

Edit documents with Acroforms.

Once you've integrated the PDF Viewer control in your WinForms project, your users can edit any PDF file that includes form field information. The PDF Viewer renders each field based on its associated form type - text box, radio button, combo box with auto complete, check box, and lists.

If your PDF document includes Acroform data, you can import from or export to the following formats: FDF, XFDF, XML, and TXT.

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Open and save attached files.

DevExpress PDF Viewer displays attached files in its Navigation Pane. Attachments linked to a PDF can be opened and saved to disk. The PDF Viewer also includes an option to display a security warning when opening a file attached to the PDF.

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PDF Printing

Adobe-inspired Print Dialog

The PDF Viewer ships with a Print Preview Dialog with a full set of Adobe-inspired printing options. These include a real-time preview, page range selection, DPI settings, and page orientation.

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Zoom - Scroll - Rotate

Bring it closer or move it away.

Just like Adobe's PDF Reader, you can zoom in and out of a document via Ribbon buttons, pinch and zoom touch gestures, mouse scroll wheel or keyboard shortcuts. Alternatively, you can use zoom factors such as Actual size, zoom to page, fit to width, fit to visible, and any custom zoom level (%).

For proper page orientation when viewing a PDF document, the control includes both Rotate Clockwise and Rotate Counterclockwise commands.

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The DevExpress WinForms Subscription makes it easy to create WinForms applications that meet government regulations regarding accessibility. Sec 508 and Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 support is available for key DevExpress WinForms controls. Download VPAT

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All DevExpress WinForms controls can be localized using satellite resource assemblies. DevExpress delivers satellite assemblies for a large variety of languages and cultures. To help you get started, resource files for four cultures are included in our installation: German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. If you need to modify our shipping resources or create satellite assemblies for a different language, simply use our Online Localization Service, a free tool for our active WinForms subscribers. Online Localization Service

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The DevExpress Universal Subscription includes built-in support for Microsoft's CodedUI. Unlike many vendors claiming support for Coded UI through the simple use of MSAA, DevExpress controls go the extra mile to make certain that individual controls fully comply with Microsoft's testing framework. We don't simply support Coded UI; we support it to the maximum extent possible. Note: CodedUI support requires purchase of the DevExpress Universal Subscription. Learn more about Coded UI

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The DevExpress MVVM Framework ships with features that are absent in WinForms, but essential to MVVM development. These missing features include bindings, commands, UI triggers, behaviors etc. Our Framework includes all of these along with a straightforward API to make WinForms app development more efficient. Learn more about MVVM Framework

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