Sumatra PDF Viewer for .NET?

I see there's a new version of Sumatra, Krzysztof Kowalczyk's open source PDF Viewer for Windows. It's an incredible accomplishment, and a great example of the value of open source software. The guy must be putting mega-hours into this - and giving it all way for free.

I've been looking around for a simple, inexpensive, embeddable PDF viewer component for a little .NET software project I have in mind. (Don't get me started about the bloated Adobe Reader!!) There are some non-Adobe PDF readers out there, but they feature a hefty price tag for a runtime redistribution license. The frustration is that it's just the PDF viewer that I lack... it's easy to manipulate/extract/merge PDF pages with DynamicPDF Generator v4.0 for .NET, which I have.

If Sumatra were in VB classic, I'd take a stab at a VB.NET port. Unfortunately, the code's in C++, a language that totally baffles me. Yikes, I don't know enough about C++ to open a project in Visual Studio, no less create a DLL from Krzysztof's code. 

 

Published Sunday, August 6, 2006 10:16 PM by Ken Cox [MVP]
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# re: Sumatra PDF Viewer for .NET?

Sunday, May 11, 2008 12:20 AM by kevin

yes sumatra pdf is good and lightweight

# re: Sumatra PDF Viewer for .NET?

Thursday, September 11, 2008 5:37 AM by PRAVAT MASKEY

Acro Fields are not supported?

# re: Sumatra PDF Viewer for .NET?

Saturday, December 27, 2008 9:38 PM by ed

Did you ever find a good cheap pdf component?

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