Solved

VS2015, C#, where to place PDF file into resource so it release to include PDF and how to reference to them to open?

Posted on 2016-09-25
2
79 Views
Last Modified: 2016-09-25
I have several PDF files that ia generated from Word documnet. I like to include PDF into project and make reference to them. I cannot place it into resource folder since it only for graphic element files.

I like a best solution to open the PDF file by external 3rd party viewer. I do not wish to make use of internal PDF veiwer within the C# project.
0
Comment
Question by:Richard Payne
2 Comments
 
LVL 29

Accepted Solution

by:
anarki_jimbel earned 500 total points
ID: 41815105
One way I know is like below:

a) E.g., drag and drop a pdf file to the solutions explorer, or include it to the solution by any other way;
b) Select the file in the solutions explorer, then open and modify it's properties like:
 - Build Action: Content;
 - Copy to Output Directory: Copy always
c) The path to the file after the application is installed should be like:
  string path = Application.StartupPath + "\\MyPDF.pdf".
or may be like (can't remember exactly)
Application.StartupPath + "\\Resources\\MyPDF.pdf";
1
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Richard Payne
ID: 41815418
Thank, that work, created new folder as PDFBIN which automatically placed onto obj. The properties make all the difference.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Since upgrading to Office 2013 or higher installing the Smart Indenter addin will fail. This article will explain how to install it so it will work regardless of the Office version installed.
This article aims to explain the working of CircularLogArchiver. This tool was designed to solve the buildup of log file in cases where systems do not support circular logging or where circular logging is not enabled
This video shows and describes the main difference between both orientations in Microsoft Word. Viewers will understand when to use each orientation and how to get the most out of them.
The viewer will learn how to create a normally distributed random variable in Excel, use a normal distribution to simulate the return on an investment over a period of years, Create a Monte Carlo simulation using a normal random variable, and calcul…

821 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