Last Updated: 03 Feb 2020 08:55 by ADMIN
Created on: 03 Feb 2020 08:54
Category: PDFViewer
Type: Feature Request
Add basic bookmark navigation support to the PDFViewer control

Both Chrome and Firefox now have native PDF viewer support including the ability to display and navigate bookmarks within the document.  Kendo’s control doesn’t have this functionality, but it’s possible to implement since PDF.js does and the Kendo control supports PDF.js rendering.

We’d really like to have a common UI for viewing documents within our web application, but we’re currently forced to render PDFs natively for Chrome and Firefox and with limited bookmark functionality for Internet Explorer by way of partial bookmark functionality we’ve implemented on top of the Kendo control.

Allow bookmarks to be set in the PDFViewer’s configuration during initialization, and then add a method to allow them to be scrolled-to by id.  The bookmarks would simply be y-coordinate/page number pairs. It’d also be nice if the viewer could read the bookmarks directly, but not entirely necessary with PDF.js rendering since they can be read from PDF.js

Ideally, you could also expose the raw PDF.js document object used by the PDFViewer so that it could be used instead.