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PDF Viewer on Metro Style App without lauching

Sep 18, 2012 at 8:19 PM


I am Yu Li.

I want to view PDF on Metro Style App without launching PDF reader as another application. Is there any suggestions or sample source code for that.

Please reply to me.  

Sep 18, 2012 at 9:57 PM

I think PDF rendering is fairly complicated and I am not aware of any free components. Maybe Foxit or some other vendors have a component you could use with Windows 8...

Sep 21, 2012 at 8:05 AM

Hello xyzzer,

Foxit is great. It works properly for Metro Style App in windows 8. They also supply demo(sample code).

But they only give 30days trial version only. I have to find out is there any other vendors or not (free full version).

If not, I have to buy Foxit.

Thanks a lot.


Yu Li Shein

Sep 27, 2012 at 8:11 AM

Hi tinsan,

did you find any free solution from some vendor working with winrt?


Sep 27, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Not yet.

Oct 3, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Hello Bibo,

I found one new vendor that is "Rasterizing WinRT". But it haven't released yet. The side told that it will be released soon. Check the following link.[]


Yu Li Shein

Oct 3, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Hello Yu Li,

thanks for answer, I found this too. But I think when they release it that it wouldn´t be for free :(



Oct 15, 2012 at 7:43 AM

Have you ever looked at iText?

Jan 8, 2013 at 12:44 PM

I used this library to generate pdf from image in Winrt Apps:

it includes a view too, but there is a licence..


Other solution for a winrt PDF viewer: