The best way to add PDF viewing to your application is using web technology. The default web browser with an operating system can already view a PDF.
Version: 2022.3.5084A PDF viewer is a desktop application, allowing a user to visually inspect a PDF, you know, as in Adobe Acrobat, or preview on the Mac. It's a program that lets you open a PDF.
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Operating System: Windows
Most web browsers have one included.
We do not include a PDF viewer within IronPDF, because it's not necessary that we add one. The best way to add PDF viewing to your application is using web technology.
The default web browser with an operating system can already view a PDF. Simply use a web browser control within your PDF viewing desktop application and give it the URL of a PDF, and it will already expose the PDF in the best possible way.
There is a way to use IronPDF with a browser to view PDFs. But, generally IronPDF has little control over this. This is more to do with your MVC application or your SPX web view.
I suggest that within a conventional SPX ASP.net project, you can use IronPDF.ASPX to PDF.render this page as a PDF. A method that automatically converts your web form to a PDF and has options to display it directly in the browser or download.
To use IronPDF with the browser to view PDFs. First use IronPDF to render an HTML document as a PDF and then you view it in the browser.
You can do this in .Net by using process.start to open a web browser and giving the URL of the PDF that's the local file path as a parameter.
There are different kinds of other PDF heroes available for Windows applications. Well, you could use PDF EM.
I'm sure there is a free .Net wrapper for that allowing you to use the Chrome Web browsers built in PDF viewing functionality. You could use Adobe Acrobat, but that would limit your application to only work on computers where acrobats are already installed and that's not something we can depend on.
Version 2022.3.5084: Fixes bug where PNG images didn't load correctly when using .NET6. Fixes bug where license stamps could not be clicked. Improves compatibility with some Linux distributions. Improves overall stability. Improves multithreading support. Updates to latest Pdfium version.
Version 2021.11.4183: Pixel Perfect Chrome HTML to PDF rendering Full Multithreading and Async support Razor and MVC helpers added ChromePdfRenderer, WebKitPdfRenderer and AdaptivePdfRenderer classes added Chrome renderer replaces WebKit as our default HtmlToPdf engine HTML, CSS and JS are rendered more accurately
Version 2021.3.1.0: * Improved PDF to Image performance * Smaller deployment footprint * PdfDocument.FromFile now supports even more PDF types * Fixed AccessViolationException on rasterising high DPI PDF files * Improved PDF to MultiPage TIFF * Improved MultiPage TIFF to PDF * Improved Documentation
Version 2020.11.0: IronPDF works with many different free viewers that will allow you to view the PDF in C# without using Adobe.