We use cookies to give you the best experience on our website. If you continue to browse, then you agree to our privacy policy and cookie policy. Image for the cookie policy date
Unfortunately, activation email could not send to your email. Please try again.
Syncfusion Feedback

How to host PDFviewer WPF in windows forms application

Platform: WinForms |
Control: PdfViewer

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;

Find the sample for your reference from the following link:


2X faster development

The ultimate WinForms UI toolkit to boost your development speed.
You must log in to leave a comment
Kok Keong
Jan 29, 2020

Hi Syncfusion Support Team,

I tried to access the sample reference SampleWF418679495.zip but it mentions, "You don’t have permission to access this file."

Are you able to help open up the link for public accessibility as I'm trying to find a way to host the Syncfusion WPF PDF Viewer in a Winform Application?

Kindly assist.

Thanks, Kok Keong, Chan

Uthandaraja Selva Sundara Kani [Syncfusion]
Jan 30, 2020

Hi Kok,

Greetings from Syncfusion.

As you requested, we have republished the KB with public accessible sample link. Please try to download the sample now and let us know whether you can download and able to work with the sample.

Regards, Uthandaraja S


Please sign in to access our KB

This page will automatically be redirected to the sign-in page in 10 seconds.

Up arrow icon

Warning Icon You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer that may not display all features of this and other websites. Upgrade to Internet Explorer 8 or newer for a better experience.Close Icon

Live Chat Icon For mobile