Interface with embedded PDF reader?

redstylecorp
01-10-2005, 11:00 PM
Okay, very new to VB and I was just told this could be done.

I want to create an interface with an embedded PDF reader. I'm trying to put out a newsletter in PDF on a CD that can be opened, without having/needing to install a reader. Get what I mean?

I want the user to pop in the CD and voila! The interface opens and they can read the PDF files.

One such example of what I want it to look like is the Zinio Reader (http://www.zinio.com). But I don't want the user to have to install anything. Why? Because, if they were at a public computer without Adobe Reader and wanted to read my PDF, they'll still be able to.

Can VB do this? If so, how? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Flyguy
01-11-2005, 02:31 AM
You would still need a control to show the PDF file.
So unless you are going to write your own PDF parser/engine you are out of luck

redstylecorp
01-11-2005, 05:51 PM
You would still need a control to show the PDF file.
So unless you are going to write your own PDF parser/engine you are out of luckI'm thinkin' of buy foxitsoftware's PDF viewer (http://www.foxitsoftware.com). They say you can embed it into a user interface designed in VB.

Flyguy
01-12-2005, 04:31 AM
Then you still have to distribute the ActiveX DLL/OCX.

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