How Do I Show a PDF Inside a Rich Client Form? (Magic xpa 3.x)

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How Do I Show a PDF Inside a Rich Client Form? (Magic xpa 3.x)

One of the easiest ways to display report output and other text data to a user is to put it in a PDF. Displaying a PDF to a user in Rich Client is very easy.

  1. Add a Browser control to the form.

  2. Set the Data fields to the name of the PDF. This can be hard-coded, as in the example, or it can be held in a variable to make it easier to change at runtime.

You can read more about working with a Browser control in How Do I Interact with a Web Page Running in a Browser Control?.

Note: The exact location of the PDF on the client machine might not be known to you while you are programming. See How Do I Transfer Files Between the Server and the Client Machine? for more information about how to correctly identify the location of a file on a client.

See also

The Rich Client Samples project (program RRC08)

For mobile devices, see How Do I View a PDF in My Mobile Application?