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Xamarin PDF Viewer is a feature-rich and high-performance control to view and review PDF files in Xamarin.Forms applications. The bookmark, hyperlink, and table of contents support provides easy navigation within and outside PDF files. PDF files can be reviewed with various annotation tools.

High performance

Instant loading in PDF Viewer.

Instant loading

Load PDF files with thousands of pages instantly.

Less runtime memory used in PDF Viewer.

Less runtime memory

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

Virtualized pages in PDF Viewer.

Virtualized pages

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


The Xamarin.Forms PDF Viewer library has a built-in toolbar that can be customized.

Built-in toolbar.

Built-in toolbar

The Xamarin.Forms PDF Viewer control comes with a powerful, built-in toolbar to execute the most important actions, such as page navigation, text search, and various annotation actions.

Customize the visibility of toolbar items.

Customize the visibility of toolbar items

Customize the visibility of items on the built-in toolbar.


Custom toolbar

Disable the built-in toolbar and create a custom toolbar in your application.

Select and copy text

Select text in a PDF document and copy it to the clipboard. This is helpful for sharing text content with others.

Select and copy text.

Search text.

Search text

Locate all occurrences of given text and navigate through them easily.

PDF Viewer in Xamarin.Forms supports different internal and external navigations.

Bookmark navigation.

Bookmark navigation

Bookmarks saved in PDF files are loaded and made ready for easy navigation. Navigate within the PDF file of the topics bookmarked already.

Hyperlink navigation.

The hyperlink navigation feature enables navigation to URLs (website links) in a PDF file.

Table of contents navigation.

Table of contents navigation

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

Page-by-page view mode

View PDF pages one by one in a horizontal fashion.

Page-by-page view mode.

Print PDF files.

Print the loaded PDF document with annotation and signature details.

Review or annotate

Review PDF files using a rich set of annotating tools.

Highlight important text.

Highlight text

Highlight important text in PDF files. Also, customize the appearance of the highlight or remove it.

Underline text.

Underline text

Underline notable text in PDF files. Customize the appearance of the underline or remove it.

Strike through unimportant text


Strike through unimportant text in PDF files. Customize the appearance of the strikethrough or remove it.

Freehand drawing.

Freehand draw (ink annotation)

Draw freehand on the pages of PDF files. Move, resize, remove, or edit the appearance of the freehand drawings.

Line annotation.


Include lines in PDF files. Move, resize, remove, or edit the appearance of the lines.

Arrow annotation.


Include arrows in PDF files. Move, resize, remove, or edit the appearance of the arrows.

Rectangle annotation.


Include rectangles in PDF files. Move, resize, remove, or edit the appearance of the rectangles.

Ellipse annotation.


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

Polygon annotation.


Include polygons in PDF files. Move, resize, remove, or edit the appearance of the polygons.

Cloud annotation.


Include clouds in PDF files. Move, resize, remove, or edit the appearance of the clouds.

Free-text annotation.

Free text

Include free text in PDF files. Move, resize, remove, or edit the appearance of the free text.

Custom stamp annotation.

Custom stamp

Add custom stamp annotations to the PDF files. The stamps can be resized, moved, removed, and saved.

Handwritten signatures

Add handwritten signatures to PDF files. The signatures can be resized, moved, removed, and saved.

Handwritten signature.

Form filling.

PDF form filling

Fill, edit, flatten, and save AcroForms fields in PDF files.

PDF to image

Convert the pages of PDF files to images in JPG, PNG, and BMP formats.

PDF to image.

Import and export

The Xamarin PDF Viewer supports the import and export of annotations and form data.

Import and export annotations.

Import and export annotations

Import and export annotations in FDF and XFDF formats.

Import and export form data.

Import and export form data

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


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


Password protection in PDF Viewer

Password protected PDF

Xamarin PDF Viewer allows you to view the Password protected PDFs. It has a built-in view for entering the password of encrypted PDF documents before display. Also, you can disable this built-in view and design a custom view.


You can zoom in and zoom out of the PDF document by pinching or changing the zoom percentage programmatically using an API.

Zooming PDF

Xamarin.Forms PDF Viewer code example

Easily get started with the Xamarin.Forms PDF Viewer using a few simple lines of XAML and C# code sample, as demonstrated below. Also explore our Xamarin.Forms PDF Viewer Example that shows you how to render and configure the PDF Viewer in Xamarin.Forms.

<ContentPage xmlns="http://xamarin.com/schemas/2014/forms"
    <Grid x:Name="pdfViewGrid">
        <syncfusion:SfPdfViewer x:Name="pdfViewerControl" InputFileStream="{Binding PdfDocumentStream}"/>
using System.IO;
using System.Reflection;
using System.ComponentModel;

namespace GettingStarted
    class PdfViewerViewModel : INotifyPropertyChanged
        private Stream m_pdfDocumentStream;

        /// <summary>
        /// An event to detect the change in the value of a property.
        /// </summary>
        public event PropertyChangedEventHandler PropertyChanged;

        /// <summary>
        /// The PDF document stream that is loaded into the instance of the PDF Viewer. 
        /// </summary>
        public Stream PdfDocumentStream
                return m_pdfDocumentStream;
                m_pdfDocumentStream = value;

        /// <summary>
        /// Constructor of the view model class
        /// </summary>
        public PdfViewerViewModel()
            //Accessing the PDF document that is added as embedded resource as stream.
            m_pdfDocumentStream = typeof(App).GetTypeInfo().Assembly.GetManifestResourceStream("GettingStarted.Assets.GIS Succinctly.pdf");

        private void NotifyPropertyChanged(string propertyName)
            if (PropertyChanged != null)
                PropertyChanged(this, new PropertyChangedEventArgs(propertyName));


  • Xamarin.Forms
  • Xamarin.Android
  • Xamarin.iOS
The most downloaded control (based on the nuget.org download count).

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Accurate and reliable PDF rendering.
  • Various annotating tools for easy review of PDF files.
  • Easy navigation and interaction.
  • One of the best Xamarin PDF viewers on the market, offering a feature-rich UI to interact with the software.
  • Simple configuration and API.
  • Lightweight and truly native.
  • Expansive learning resources such as demos and documentation to learn quickly and get started with Xamarin PDF Viewer.

You can find our Xamarin PDF Viewer demo here.

No, this is a commercial product and requires a paid license. However, a free community license is also available for companies and individuals whose organizations have less than $1 million USD in annual gross revenue and five or fewer developers.

A good place to start would be our comprehensive getting started documentation.

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