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Join Date: Apr 2008
Re: Open pdf file in vb.net applicatin
I know two mehods to Open pdf file in vb
- The quick and easy way to do this is to use the web browser control. This assumes that both IE and the Acrobat Reader are installed on the target system. Just use the Navigate method of the control with the PDF filename as the parameter and you're there.
- Right click on any of the tabs in your toolbox and click choose items.(Just make sure you have a version of adobe reader installed before starting.) When the dialog box pops up click the 'com components' tab then pick tha 'adobe pdf reader' com component. Click ok and you should now see a 'adobe pdf reader' control in your toolbox. Click this and drag it to your vb form.(you may need to resize it, usually appears very small). Now in order to read any pdf just alter the 'src' property of the control either in code or in the designer. when you run the program you should be able to view the pdf doc in the vb form with most of the options you get in adobe reader. Here is how you would alter the 'src' property in code.
Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
AdobeReader.src = "C:\mydoc.pdf"