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  • Does anyone know how to implement a PDF document within a page for a Windows 8 app?

    • Edited by m.findlay93 Wednesday, July 3, 2013 7:03 AM
    Thursday, December 27, 2012 5:33 PM


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  • Component One has a pdf viewer control.  I do not know of any free versions


    • Marked as answer by m.findlay93 Thursday, December 27, 2012 7:08 PM
    Thursday, December 27, 2012 6:50 PM
  • OK thank you Ken
    Thursday, December 27, 2012 7:08 PM
  • Does anyone know how to implement a PDF document within a page for a Windows 8 app?

    There are an increasing number of vendors producing PDF viewing controls for Windows Store applications, but none of them are free.

    You could also opt to rasterize the PDFs as images offline using a tool like Ghostscript, and then show them as pages in a ListView. You would have to do this offline (i.e. not in a Windows Store application) and distribute the (in some cases much) larger contents.

    Wednesday, January 9, 2013 2:29 AM
  • Windows 8.1 now has PDF rendering APIs and ability to save as images. Check out samples @ 


    • Marked as answer by m.findlay93 Saturday, June 29, 2013 1:41 PM
    Saturday, June 29, 2013 3:13 AM
  • Thanks for that but I am now trying to find the same thing for Windows Phone 7 as I've discontinued development for this platform, my app would be more better made in Windows Phone
    Saturday, June 29, 2013 1:43 PM
  • Try posting in the Windows Phone development forums. This forum is specific to Windows Store apps. I believe you'll need to use a 3rd party control if you want to load the PDF within your app rather than launching it into a PDF reader app.


    Saturday, June 29, 2013 4:54 PM
  • I did that but there seems to be nothing available for WP7
    Sunday, June 30, 2013 8:10 AM
  • There isn't any native PDF API in box for WP. I don't know if there are 3rd party libraries (other than what shows up in a quick search), but if there are you are much more likely to find people who can recommend them if you post in an appropriate forum.

    The Windows Store apps Forums are for discussion of writing Windows Store apps. Please discuss writing Windows Phone apps in the Developing for Windows Phone forum.


    Sunday, June 30, 2013 8:25 AM