Guide to Use Spire.PDFViewer for .NET

Spire.PDFViewer for .NET package includes several sample projects of C# and Visual Basic, which are based on Visual Studio 2005, 2008 and 2010 for users to choose appropriate solution and DLLs for .NET 2.0, 3.5, 4.0 and 4.0 ClientProfile.

Download and Install

You can get a .zip package after downloading Spire.PDFViewer for .NET. Extract this package to get the .msi file. Double click this file to install.

During installation, if your Visual Studio is running right now, you need to shut down it to contiue to installing when the checkbox about if you would like to add Spire.PDFViewer for .NET controls in VS ToolBox is checked. If you don't want to shut down your Visual Studio, you can uncheck the checkbox and then double click ControlsInstaller.exe to add the controls after completing installation.

The installed Spire.PDFViewer for .NET includes four folders (Bin, Demos, Help and Icons), one application ControlsInstaller.exe and XML Configuration File of this application and the license document.

NOTE: Hotfix version only includes Bin folder. Therefore, confirm that the matched RELEASE version has been installed on your system when you would like to apply hotfix verison.

Use DLLs

You must add dlls in your project as reference when you would like to program to realize Spire.PDFViewer for .NEt functions.

Right click your project name → Add Reference → Browse → Spire.PDFViewer folder → Bin → .NET 2.0/3.5/4.0/4.0 ClientProfile → Spire.PdfViewer.Forms.dll.

Run Demos

You can run demos to get effect what the sample projects can do. There are two methods to run demos.

1. Open Spire.PDFViewer folder → Demos → CS/VB → CSDemos/VBDemos-VS2005/VS2008/VS2010.sln → right click specified project(for example Attachment) → Debug → Start new instance.

2. Open Spire.PDFViewer folder → Demos → CS/VB → WinForms → PdfDocumentViewer/PdfViewer → specified folder(for example Attachment) → Export-VS2005/2008/2010.csproj/vbproj → F5.

Choose Subscription

Spire.PdfViewer for .NET is for commercial use so you need to purchase license subscription. There are four kinds of subscription: Developer Subscription, Developer OEM Subscription, Site Enterprise Subscription and Site OEM Subscription. You need to choose the most appropriate subscription to ensure that Spire.PdfViewer for .NET can be applied on system wonderfully.

Details here: Purchase Subscription

Apply License

The license file will be sent to your registered Email automatically after purchasing. It is a .xml file. When applying, you need to add it as embedded resource in your project.

Details about How to Apply License

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Last edited Apr 3, 2013 at 3:51 AM by Sunny_W, version 2

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