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How to host PDFviewer WPF in windows forms application

Platform: WinForms |
Control: PdfViewer |
Published Date: July 13, 2018 |
Last Revised Date: July 13, 2018

PDF viewer WF does not support adding or editing the annotations in  PDF documents. As a workaround, the PDF viewer WPF control can be hosted in WF application that supports text markup and shape annotations in the PDF document. Refer to the following code sample.

   // Declare the ElementHost variable

        ElementHost elementHost = null;

   // Wire up the Load event

            this.Load += new System.EventHandler(this.Form1_Load);


private void Form1_Load(object sender, System.EventArgs e)


            // Create the ElementHost control

            elementHost = new ElementHost();

            elementHost.AutoSize = true;

            elementHost.Size = panel1.Size;

            elementHost.Dock = DockStyle.Fill;



            PdfViewer wordEditor = new PdfViewer();

            elementHost.Child = wordEditor;


            elementHost.Margin = new Padding(0, 0, 0, 0);

            elementHost.Region = new Region();

            elementHost.BackColor = System.Drawing.Color.White;



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