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Topic: Re: PDF development
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 57957
From: LeonardR
Date: 5/29/2002 05:29 PM

At 10:34 AM 8/5/2001 -0400, p-pdf-developer Listmanager wrote:
>I need a control (Active x /com) that provides the powerful viewing
>capabilities of the Acrobat reader,

At this time, the only ActiveX/COM component that can view PDF
files is the one that comes with the Adobe Acrobat. There are other
libraries (for C/C++ and Java) that can view/display PDF files, but none of
them are wrapped for ActiveX/COM.

>However, I don't want to use the "standard" Acrobat Reader.

That's probably good, because the PDF.ocx is NOT a development
tool (according to Adobe). They provide no support or documentation on the
use of that component.

>I NEED INFO ABOUT any possible control / development kit OR MAYBE a
>developer who can help me provide the above capabilities within my own VB
>form ... (P.S. I'm committed to buy/pay for this)

If you are willing to do the work to wrap a C/C++ library into a
COM component, I can recommend our SPDF library (
which includes full PDF display capabilities.

Leonard Rosenthol
Director of Software Development (215) 922-3509 (voice)
Appligent, Inc. (formerly Digital Applications) (610) 284-4233 (fax)

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