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Overview

The WPF PDF Viewer control supports viewing, reviewing, and printing PDF files in WPF applications. The thumbnail, bookmark, hyperlink, and table of contents support provides easy navigation within and outside the PDF files. The form-filling support provides a platform to fill, flatten, save, and print PDF files with AcroForm. The PDF files can be reviewed with the abundant available annotation tools.

Overview.


High performance

Load thousands of pages instantly using WPF PDF Viewer

Instant loading

Load PDF files with thousands of pages instantly.

WPF PDF Viewer with less runtime memory.

Less runtime memory

On-demand loading and virtualization mean the control holds only the minimum required pages at runtime to reduce memory consumption.

WPF PDF Viewer with less initial load time.

Virtualized pages

Render pages on demand to help reduce initial load time when working with large documents.


MVVM support

The WPF PDF Viewer is designed to support the MVVM (model-view-viewmodel) pattern. All the operations of the PDF Viewer can be performed using commands and all the property values are exposed as dependency properties.

MVVM support documentation. Command binding documentation.

WPF PDF Viewer with MVVM.


WPF PDF Viewer with built-in toolbar.

Built-in toolbar

The PDF Viewer comes with a powerful built-in toolbar to execute important actions such as page navigation, text search, view mode, printing, and various annotation tasks. You can design your own toolbar with PDF Viewer APIs.


Open PDF files

Open and display PDF files, both normal and protected, with AES and RC4 encryption algorithms (password-protected). Open PDF files from stream, file path, and PdfLoadedDocument objects.

Open PDF files documentation.

Open PDF files with WPF PDF Viewer.


Select and copy text in PDF files using WPF PDF Viewer.

Select and copy text

Select and copy text from PDF files.

Select and copy text documentation.


Search text

Locate a word or phrase easily in a PDF file.

Search text documentation.

Search text in PDF files using WPF PDF Viewer.


The WPF PDF Viewer supports many types of internal and external navigations.

WPF PDF Viewer with bookmark navigation.

Bookmark navigation

Bookmarks saved in PDF files are loaded and made ready for easy navigation.

Bookmark navigation documentation.

WPF PDF Viewer with thumbnail navigation.

Thumbnail navigation

Thumbnails are the miniature representation of actual pages in PDF files. This feature displays the thumbnails of the pages of a PDF file and allows navigation.

Thumbnail navigation documentation.

WPF PDF Viewer with hyperlink navigation.

The hyperlink navigation feature enables navigation to the URLs (website links) in PDF files.

Hyperlink navigation documentation.

WPF PDF Viewer with table of contents navigation.

Table of contents navigation

Table of contents navigation allows users to navigate to different parts of a PDF file listed in the table of contents section.


The WPF PDF Viewer supports printing a PDF file loaded in it. It supports two types of printing, as follows.

Printing using print dialog

Select the destination printer, number of copies, and other details in the print dialog to print PDF files.

Printing using print dialog documentation.

Silent batch printing

Print PDF files without user interaction continuously. This helps in batch printing multiple PDF files.

Silent printing documentation.


Review or annotate PDF files

Review PDF files using a rich set of annotating tools in the WPF PDF Viewer.

Review or annotate PDF files documentation.

Highlight text in PDF files using WPF PDF Viewer.

Highlight text

Highlight important text in PDF files. You can customize the color of the highlight or remove the highlight.

Underline text in PDF files using WPF PDF Viewer.

Underline text

Underline notable text in PDF files. You can customize the color of the underline or remove the underline.

Strikethrough text in PDF files using WPF PDF Viewer.

Strikethrough

Strike through unimportant text in PDF files. You can customize the color of the strikethrough or remove it.

Draw freehand in PDF files using PDF Viewer.

Freehand drawing (ink annotation)

Draw freehand on the pages of the PDF files. You can customize the appearance or erase the unwanted parts in the freehand drawing.

Draw lines in PDF files using WPF PDF Viewer.

Lines

Include lines in PDF files. You can move, resize, remove, or edit the appearance of the lines.

Draw rectangles in PDF files using WPF PDF Viewer.

Rectangles

Include rectangles in PDF files. You can move, resize, remove, or edit the border style and appearance of the rectangles.

Draw ellipses in PDF files using WPF PDF Viewer.

Ellipses

Include ellipses and circles in PDF files. You can move, resize, remove, or edit the appearance of the ellipses.

Draw arrows in PDF files using WPF PDF Viewer.

Arrows

Include arrows in PDF files. You can move, resize, remove, or edit the appearance of the arrows.

Draw polygons in PDF files using WPF PDF Viewer.

Polygons

Include polygons in PDF files. You can move, resize, remove, or edit the border style and appearance of the polygons.

Draw polylines in PDF files using WPF PDF Viewer.

Polylines

Include polylines in PDF files. You can move, resize, remove, or edit the appearance of the polylines.

Add stamps to PDF files using WPF PDF Viewer.

Stamp

Include stamps in PDF files by choosing from the 18 available standard stamps or images from the local disk. You can move, resize, or remove a stamp.

Add sticky notes to PDF files using WPF PDF Viewer.

Sticky note

Include sticky notes in PDF files. You can move, resize, remove, or edit the appearance of the sticky notes.

Add text boxes to PDF files using WPF PDF Viewer.

Free text

Include free text in PDF files. You can move, resize, remove, or edit the text.

File link navigation with WPF PDF Viewer.

The file link annotation feature allows users to navigate to linked external files.


Handwritten signature

Include handwritten signatures in PDF files. You can remove or customize the color, position, and size of the signatures.

Handwritten signature documentation.

Add handwritten signatures to PDF files using WPF PDF Viewer.


Fill form fields with WPF PDF Viewer.

PDF form filling

PDF forms help automate data collection and processing. The Syncfusion WPF PDF Viewer provides the ability to fill, edit, flatten, and save AcroForms fields in PDF files.

PDF form-filling documentation.


Organize pages

Rotate, rearrange, and delete pages in a PDF file using a miniature preview of the PDF pages.

Organizing pages documentation.

Organizing PDF pages with WPF PDF Viewer.


Redact PDF contents with WPF PDF Viewer.

Redaction

Remove sensitive text and graphics from a PDF file.

Redaction documentation.


PDF layers

PDF layers allow dynamic toggling of the visibility of a content over pages of a PDF file. It is also possible for layers to have all the content that a PDF page has. The Syncfusion WPF PDF Viewer supports displaying layer contents (adding, modifying, or deleting annotations) over the layers and adding, modifying, or deleting layers in a PDF file.

Layers support documentation.

WPF PDF Viewer with layers.


Customization

WPF PDF Viewer with toolbar customization.

Toolbar customization

Create a custom toolbar with any of the options that can be performed using the built-in toolbar.

WPF PDF Viewer with themes.

Applying themes

Customize the appearance of PDF Viewer with various themes using Theme Studio.

Themes documentation.


Import and export

Import and export annotations with WPF PDF Viewer.

Import and export annotations

Import and export information about annotations in PDF files in FDF and XFDF formats.

Import and export annotations documentation.

Import and export PDF form data with WPF PDF Viewer.

Import and export form data

Import and export form data in FDF, XFDF, XML, and JSON formats.

Import and export form data documentation.


Right-to-left flow direction in WPF PDF Viewer.

Right to left (RTL)

The PDF Viewer supports RTL direction rendering for users working in right-to-left languages.

Right-to-left documentation.


PDF to image

Convert pages of a PDF file into JPG, PNG, TIFF, BMP, and EMF formats in customized DPI and dimensions.

PDF-to-image documentation.

Convert PDFs to images with WPF PDF Viewer.


Localization in WPF PDF Viewer.

Localization

All static text within the PDF Viewer can be localized to any supported language.

Localization documentation.


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