How To Make A PDF Reader In VB.NET

This is a very easy program and to make it  you need adobe reader and it should be installed in your pc . now start visual basic and create a new project name it whatever you want and the form will load now click the toolbox and right click inside the tool box and click Choose Items.. then a new tabbed windows will pop up ...

Now click COM Components tab and search for adobe reader and tick it and click ok ..

now you can see theres a new tool in your tool box 


drag it into the form and make it big and now click tool box  and add a open file dialog and a button and now go to open file dialog properties and change filter to "PDF Files (*.txt)|*.pdf|All files (*.*)|*.*" and erase everything in file name now click button and go to properties and change text to open . Now its time for coding  

double click button and add this code
OpenFileDialog1.ShowDialog()

        AxAcroPDF1.src = OpenFileDialog1.FileName


now click debug and the program will start now click the button and open file will popup go to the pdf file and click open and you can see your program reads pdf 

now debug and enjoy reading PDF's from your own program

happy coding 

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can you read a pdf from a database?

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vb.net add pdf to expression web is what you are trying to do is impossible, what you could try to do is show vb.net add pdf to expression web was that what you were trying?, if so, try something like this: http://www.rasteredge.com/how-to/vb-net-imaging/pdf-convert-html/

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