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How to get started easily with Syncfusion Angular 11 PDF Viewer

Platform: JavaScript - EJ 2 |
Control: PDF Viewer |
Published Date: March 13, 2021 |
Last Revised Date: March 17, 2021

Syncfusion Angular UI (Essential JS 2) is a collection of modern TypeScript based true Angular components. The PDF Viewer component is developed from the ground up to be lightweight, responsive, modular and touch-friendly.

Project pre-requisites


Make sure that you have the compatible versions of TypeScript and Angular in your machine before starting to work on this project.

You can use the Angular CLI to setup your Angular applications.

To install Angular CLI, use the following command.

npm install -g @angular/cli@11.2.3


Create an Angular application


Start a new Angular application using the Angular CLI command as follows.

ng new angular11-app

cd angular11-app


Adding Syncfusion PDF Viewer package


All the available Essential JS 2 packages are published in npmjs.com registry.

To install PDF Viewer component, use the following command.

npm install @syncfusion/ej2-angular-pdfviewer --save



The --save will instruct NPM to include the PDF Viewer package inside the dependencies section of the package.json.


Registering PDF Viewer module


Import PDF Viewer module into Angular application(app.module.ts) from the package @syncfusion/ej2-angular-pdfviewer.


import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';

import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';


import { AppRoutingModule } from './app-routing.module';

import { AppComponent } from './app.component';


//Imported syncfusion PdfViewer component from PdfViewer package

import {


} from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-pdfviewer';



  declarations: [


    //Registering EJ2 PDF Viewer component



  imports: [




  providers: [],

  bootstrap: [AppComponent]


export class AppModule { }



Adding CSS reference


The following CSS files are available in ../node_modules/@syncfusion package folder. This can be referenced in [src/styles.css] using the following code.

@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-pdfviewer/styles/material.css';

@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-base/styles/material.css';  

@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css';  

@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css';  

@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css';  

@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-lists/styles/material.css';  

@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css';

@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-popups/styles/material.css';

@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/material.css';  


Add PDF Viewer component


Modify the template in [src/app/app.component.ts] file to render the PDF Viewer component. Add the Angular PDF Viewer by using <ejs-pdfviewer> selector in template section of the app.component.ts file.

import { Component } from '@angular/core';

import {

 LinkAnnotationService, BookmarkViewService, MagnificationService, ThumbnailViewService,

  ToolbarService, NavigationService, TextSearchService, TextSelectionService, PrintService

} from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-pdfviewer';



  selector: 'app-root',

  template: '<div>

<ejs-pdfviewer id="pdfViewer" [serviceUrl]='service' [documentPath]='document' style="height:640px;display:block"></ejs-pdfviewer>



  providers: [LinkAnnotationService, BookmarkViewService, MagnificationService, ThumbnailViewService, ToolbarService, NavigationService, TextSearchService, TextSelectionService, PrintService]


export class AppComponent {

  title = 'syncfusion- pdfviewer-angular-app';

// set the service URL to PdfViewerControl

  public service = 'https://ej2services.syncfusion.com/production/web-services/api/pdfviewer';

//Default document to render in the PdfViewerControl

  public document = 'PDF_Succinctly.pdf';




For PDF Viewer service creation, follow the steps provided in link


UG link: https://ej2.syncfusion.com/angular/documentation/pdfviewer/getting-started/


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