?
Solved

PDF display

Posted on 2004-08-26
3
Medium Priority
?
200 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-15
hello I have to display a pdf file in my c# application (Windows.Form ).
I know we can use some acrobat control but no idea on it.
Can anybody give me a sample program on it.
Once again I just want to display a PDF file on windows forms and it will be used in a commercial product.

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:uttam80
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 

Accepted Solution

by:
_dataking_ earned 150 total points
ID: 11957105
In visual studio 2003 .net you can do the following assuming you have the adobe pdf reader installed

1) open the form or user control in which the pdf control should appear in the gui designer
2) in the toolbox pane right click and select add/remove items
3) select COM components from the customize toolbox menu2
4) select and insert the "Adobe Acrobat Control for ActiveX" by double clicking it and clicking ok
5) drag it into your form or control in the designer
6) assuming the pdf control has the name axPdf1 (the default name) use the following code to load and display a pdf document (change the filename appropriately), the code shown loads the file when the containing form is shown the first time using the load event.

private void Form1_Load(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
 {
            axPdf1.LoadFile(@"c:\test.pdf");
}

Hope this works for you too!

PS: you can also easily start the pdf application (if installed) externally by executing
System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(@"c:\test.pdf");
0
 

Author Comment

by:uttam80
ID: 11970766
Hello I did not had visual studio 2003 but still I found a way
thanks.
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:phunchak
ID: 13919073
This works way easier....nice tip!

System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(@"c:\test.pdf");
0

Featured Post

How to Use the Help Bell

Need to boost the visibility of your question for solutions? Use the Experts Exchange Help Bell to confirm priority levels and contact subject-matter experts for question attention.  Check out this how-to article for more information.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

It was really hard time for me to get the understanding of Delegates in C#. I went through many websites and articles but I found them very clumsy. After going through those sites, I noted down the points in a easy way so here I am sharing that unde…
Real-time is more about the business, not the technology. In day-to-day life, to make real-time decisions like buying or investing, business needs the latest information(e.g. Gold Rate/Stock Rate). Unlike traditional days, you need not wait for a fe…
Add bar graphs to Access queries using Unicode block characters. Graphs appear on every record in the color you want. Give life to numbers. Hopes this gives you ideas on visualizing your data in new ways ~ Create a calculated field in a query: …
In response to a need for security and privacy, and to continue fostering an environment members can turn to for support, solutions, and education, Experts Exchange has created anonymous question capabilities. This new feature is available to our Pr…
Suggested Courses

649 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question