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PDF Viewer

Use the DevExpress PDF Viewer Control to display PDF files directly in your WPF application, without the need to install an external PDF viewer on your end-user's machine.

Getting Started

This section will quickly get you acquainted with the DevExpress PDF Viewer.


This section contains topics that describe navigational options provided by the PDF Viewer such as bookmarks (which are located in the navigation pane) and hyperlinks, allowing end-users to navigate quickly from one part of a document to another.

  • Navigation Pane
    Describes the structure of the navigation pane.

  • Bookmarks
    Introduces PDF Viewer bookmarks, and describes their capabilities and customization options on a navigation pane.

  • Thumbnails
    Introduces PDF Viewer thumbnails, and describes their capabilities on a navigation pane.

  • Hyperlinks
    Introduces hyperlinks and describes their capabilities.

Access and Edit Document Content

The PDF Viewer allows your users to edit form fields, import/export AcroForm data, create and edit text markup annotations, initiate clipboard operations and much more. The topics in this section describe the operations.

  • Interactive Form
    Introduces interactive forms and describes how to export (import) a document with interactive form data in various formats.

  • File Attachment
    Introduces the file attachment and describes actions that can be performed on attachments.

  • Text Markup Annotations
    Introduces text markup annotations and describes how to manipulate (create, edit and remove) the annotations in pages.

  • Content Copying
    Describes how to copy document content (text and an image) to the Clipboard.

  • Printing
    Describes how to print a document and customize print settings in the Print dialog.


The topics in this section describe the interactive operations that end-users can perform in the PDF Viewer.

  • Navigating and Viewing a Document
    Provides information on using the PDF Viewer to navigate through the document content.

  • Cursor Modes
    Details the PDF Viewer cursor modes.

  • Document Rotation
    Describes rotation actions that can be performed on document pages.

  • Zooming
    Describes how to zoom in and out of a document and zoom to a specific zoom factor.

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