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Opening an existing PDF document for reading

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71489 Feb 1,2008 12:41 PM Mar 17,2008 04:19 AM Windows Forms 3
Tags: PDF
Michel Prévost
Asked On February 1, 2008 12:41 PM

I cannot find the API to open a PDF document. I looked into the PDFDocument class, and there is no method to open an existing file, and there is only an empty constructor.

Is it possible to open an existing document for reading?

Yavanaarasi G [Syncfusion]
Replied On February 4, 2008 06:51 AM

Hi Michel,

Thank you for your interest in Syncfusion products.

I regret you let you know that with our latest version Essential studio 2008 volume1, you cannot open the existing document. But using the Syncfusion,pdf.legacy.base.dll you can open an existing document. The new version of Essential PDF(Syncfusion.pdf.base) has been designed for ease of use and performance but will lack some features available in the old version. We have already logged a feature request on this. We will get back to you once the feature has been implemented.

Please let me know if you have any concerns.


Replied On March 16, 2008 11:40 PM

+1 Vote for this. While you can use the legacy dll to open an existing PDF, that defeats the purpose of having all the new stuff available, unless you can open in the legacy and then pass the document somehow to the v6 libraries.

Administrator [Syncfusion]
Replied On March 17, 2008 04:19 AM

Hi Mark,

Thank you for your update.

Opening an existing PDF document for Reading:

This feature will be available in our next release, it's in under development.

Please let me know if you have any other concerns.



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