Last Updated: 19 Feb 2020 14:15 by ADMIN
Release R1 2020 SP1
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Created on: 02 May 2013 09:50
Category: UI for ASP.NET AJAX
Type: Feature Request
PDF viewer for ASP.NET
Telerik already provide PDF Viewer for Silverlight, this control is very common used and safe our time to display PDF without using client's browser plugin. 

It will be great this control to be available in ASP.NET, we will not spending IT budget for another controls.

Telerik we know you can do it, this will make you more competitive.
Posted on: 19 Feb 2020 14:15

Hi All,

I have good news that we just released the long-anticipated PdfViewer component as part of the Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX suite!

You can give it a spin at the live demos and download it from your Telerik account at

Any feedback is most welcome.


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Posted on: 18 Feb 2019 12:27
Hi Andrew,

This feature request is marked as completed due to the provided in the following blog post PDF.js integration with our controls which can be used as a PDF viewer alternative:

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Posted on: 17 Feb 2019 22:39
This has been flagged as completed, what is the solution, which control do we use?
Posted on: 15 Feb 2019 23:04
Looking for this control, hope it get's done
Posted on: 15 May 2018 10:41
Is there any update on this control? This will be a great addition to Telerik controls!
Posted on: 18 Oct 2016 18:25
Oooh it would be so nice, if we can have a PDF viewer that can load PDF that was dynamically generated in  Stream response header.
Posted on: 09 Feb 2016 13:11
This is still a very much needed Control.
The PDF.js solution is really not a solution since there are to many browser issues.
Browser plugins are a hassle since many users have no control over their environment and different readers behave differently.

Alexander Moan
Posted on: 28 May 2014 06:52
Hi guys,
you can see the blog post and download the demo from here:
Posted on: 10 Apr 2014 10:23
I will notify you here once the code library or blog post is ready.

Best regards,
Hugo Augusto
Posted on: 09 Apr 2014 15:34

Where and when are you thinking to post that example?

Thank you,
Ben Hayat
Posted on: 09 Apr 2014 12:16
Thanks Rumen;

Your suggestion is well received and I think your proposal is a good one for the time being until the Telerik version comes out.

Thank you for being so attentive to developers!
Posted on: 09 Apr 2014 11:37
Hi guys,

Thank you for your kind requests for a PDF viewer control.

Our to-do list for this year is pretty full and since this is a very complex task that will require a lot of time for research & development, we will try to provide an integration example with the open source framework PDF.js.

Best regards,
Ben Hayat
Posted on: 04 Apr 2014 10:12
This is a very needed control especially in two cases:
a) If the PDF is stored in DB as BLOB that viewer needs to display
b) The URL is stored in DB that viewer needs to use to get to PDF.

In either event, the control needs to have databinding, and model binding like other data controls.

Posted on: 17 Mar 2014 21:24
I am also looking for it.
Posted on: 30 Oct 2013 22:01
I hope we can have this control soon...
Hugo Augusto
Posted on: 18 Oct 2013 13:13
I believe this is one of the controls that can bring a lot of revenue for Telerik since this kind of control is only reserved for a few with some budget to spend. Please take some time to check out this control at that allows to show pdf pages as images. This is very good for previewing a pdf. They also have a full component that allows you to show and work with pdf files and is one of the best out there.
Martin de Ruiter
Posted on: 19 Aug 2013 18:36
Cross-browser is possible with javascript today. See for example the pdf.js library for html5.
Posted on: 19 Aug 2013 17:46
Cross-browser and cross-platform support is important to keep across the Telerik ecosystem. I don't know how you think they'll be able to do this "without using client's browser plugin", since they'll need to have a PDF viewer plugin or Silverlight, creating another dependency on the client side.
Kenny Gutierrez
Posted on: 14 Aug 2013 18:02
We have requested an ASP.NET PDF viewer as well. We need to control access to files on a secure site. Some users would be view only while others could download. Thanks!!!
Posted on: 09 May 2013 13:52
I think there are more important features for existing controls that should be implemented first.

Teleriks tends to do things by halves (e.g. design time support for RadGrid, RibbonBar, TreeView editing support, ...)