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PDF Viewer

Use the DevExpress PDF Viewer Control to display PDF files directly in your WinForms 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.

Interactive Forms

End users can type directly into PDF documents that contain form field information. The topics in this section introduce interactive forms and describe how to export (import) a document with interactive form data in various formats.

  • Interactive Form Filling
    Describes how to fill a document with an interactive form.

  • Export and Import of Interactive Form Data
    Describes how to export and import a document with AcroForm data (interactive forms that contain PDF fields for gathering information interactively from the user) in various formats - FDF, XFDF, XML and TXT.


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 and explains how this pane can be customized.

  • 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.


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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

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

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