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  • Overview of PDF Reader control
  • Creating a PDF Reader control
  • Characteristics of PDF Reader control
  • Limitations
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Overview of PDF Reader control
The "PDF Reader" control is an evolved control allowing the end user to view a PDF document in his WINDEV application, without having to use an external software. No need to start an external reader. You definitely know what the end user will see, as well as all the other users! The support to users is simplified.
The PDF Reader control can be included in a window of your application (like any other control), or the PDF reader can be opened in a new window (like any standard reader).
This control allows you to:
  • Open PDF files,
  • Find text in PDF files,
  • Print PDF files, ...
The ribbon associated with this control is used to perform the most common operations. See PDF Reader control: using the ribbon for more details.
Several keyboard shortcuts are also available:
ShortcutEffectShortcutEffect
CTRL ASelects the entire content of PDF fileCTRL + CCopies the selection into the clipboard.
CTRL FPerforms a search in the PDF file. CTRL + 0Opens a PDF file.
CTRL PPrints the current PDF file.
CTRL mouse wheelChanges the zoom.CTRL 0Zoom the document at 100%
CTRL homeMoves up to the start of document.CTRL EndDisplays the end of document.
Page UpDisplays the previous page.Page downDisplays the next page.
Creating a PDF Reader control
To create a PDF Reader control:
  1. On the "Creation" pane, in the "Graphic controls" group, expand "Office" and select "PDF reader".
  2. Click the position where the control will be created in the window.
Versions 20 and later
Note: The dimensions of created control are optimized in order to occupy the available space at the specified position. If the control size does not suit your, press [CTRL + Z]: the default control size will be restored.
New in version 20
Note: The dimensions of created control are optimized in order to occupy the available space at the specified position. If the control size does not suit your, press [CTRL + Z]: the default control size will be restored.
Note: The dimensions of created control are optimized in order to occupy the available space at the specified position. If the control size does not suit your, press [CTRL + Z]: the default control size will be restored.
To display the control characteristics, select "Description" from the popup menu of control.
Characteristics of PDF Reader control
The description window of PDF Reader control is used to:
Description window
  • Specify the initial document displayed in the PDF Reader control ("General" tab).
  • Specify whether the ribbon will be displayed or not ("General" tab). In this case, you can:
    • use the ribbon proposed by default. In this case, the "IW ribbon source" area corresponds to "None".
    • customize the ribbon proposed by default.
      All you have to do is select the default preset window in the "IW source of ribbon" area. In this case, the "IW_WinDevAAF_DocumentReaderBar" window is automatically included in your project. This internal window (available in English and in French) can be modified according to your needs. This window contains the code required to manage the PDF Reader control. We advise you to check the GUI errors as well as the operating mode of window after any modification.
    • use an internal window to propose a specific ribbon.
      Any internal window of your project can be used to create this bar.
    • apply (or not) the skin template of project to the ribbon:
      If this option is selected, the skin template of project will be applied to the internal window corresponding to the ribbon and to all the windows opened by the ribbon.
    • allow documents to be loaded (Open, ...):
      This option allows you to propose (or not) in the ribbon the buttons for opening a new document. If this option is not checked, the end user will only be able to handle the PDF file defined by the application. Otherwise, the end user can handle any PDF file.
  • Specify whether the pane of thumbnails will be displayed by default in the PDF Reader control.
Limitations
  • The following features are not supported by the PDF Reader control:
    • Signatures,
    • Bookmarks,
    • Edit controls,
    • Radio button and check boxes,
    • PDF/A.
  • The PDF Reader control is not available in Windows XP.
Related Examples:
The PDF Reader control Unit examples (WINDEV): The PDF Reader control
[ + ] Using a PDF Reader control
Minimum required version
  • Version 23
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