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VB.NET View PDF file in windows form

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Hey experts,
how it is possible to view a PDF file in a windows form (without opening the acrobat reader)...just view it on my windows form in my vb.net application??

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Cem TürkSenior Software Engineer

Commented:
try navigating to path of pdf file wiht webbrowser control.

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hey cem,
i've tried it already...

Public Class Form1
    Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
        Dim sPath As String = "C:\File.pdf"
        WebBrowser1.Navigate(sPath)
    End Sub
End Class

but it will open the adobe acrobat reader....any idea??
Éric MoreauSenior .Net Consultant
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>>but it will open the adobe acrobat reader....any idea??

but it opens into the browser not as an external window.

The PDF is a format that needs to be interpreted in order to be displayed. The browser is using an external process (Acrobat Reader in this case) to display the documents.

Unless you find a control that can render a PDF file by itself, the reader will always be required.

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No it opens as an external windows...ok the reader will always be requirded...is theire not any API available or something else??? i will view the pdf file in my application .... for example if i havent installed the acrobat reader...

ceMo
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