Getting started with XFINIUM.PDF Viewer in Windows Forms applications

This tutorial will show how to get started with XFINIUM.PDF Viewer in Windows Forms applications.

1. Add XFINIUM.PDF Viewer to Visual Studio toolbox.

2. Open your form in Visual Studio Designer.

Getting started with XFINIUM.PDF Viewer for Windows Forms applications

3. Drag a PdfDocumentView control from the toolbox onto the form and name the control ‘documentView‘. A reference to will be added automatically to your project.

4. Add references to and xfinium.pdf.render.dll to your project.

5. In your form’s Load event create a PdfVisualDocument object, set the documentView’s Document property with the PdfVisualDocument object and load a file in the document.


Xfinium.Pdf.View.PdfVisualDocument document = new Xfinium.Pdf.View.PdfVisualDocument();
documentView.Document = document;
FileStream pdfStream = File.OpenRead("D:\Doc\xfinium.pdf");


Dim document As New Xfinium.Pdf.View.PdfVisualDocument()
documentView.Document = document
Dim pdfStream As FileStream = File.OpenRead("D:Docxfinium.pdf")

6. Run the application.

2 thoughts on “Getting started with XFINIUM.PDF Viewer in Windows Forms applications”

    1. It is not possible to remove the scroll bars and page number from the PdfDocumentView control. The PdfCoreView control is the actual control that displays the pages. This control does not have any UI except the PDF pages. You can use this control if you don’t want scroll bars. This control is also embedded in the PdfDocumentView.

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