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Hi I am a newbie and I am trying to write my own pdf display application.
I have couple of pdf's that I want to show to a client on his pc in my reader (display application) but he must not be able to print /save/save as etc...
I am using visual studio 2015 C# windows application.
I am aware of the adobe active X control but it still has a "bar" that gives the user a way to copy print etc...
I am not interested in more than displaying the file - nothing fancy.
I'm afraid I have stuck my head in a beehive but being stubborn I refuse to admit defeat...
Any help will be sorely appreciated
Standing on knees and getting teary eyed now...

What I have tried:

I have looked at Sumatra/Adobe/itextsharp
Updated 27-Apr-17 18:46pm
Member 13152980 27-Apr-17 12:30pm
Hi Jacky, the price on it is a bit steep I think. they do have a free version that is limited to 10 pages of PDF when viewing and printing PDF files.
I is not going to help... thank you anyway.
David_Wimbley 27-Apr-17 2:34am
Are you willing to take the pages of your PDF and convert them to images then showing the images? If so i can provide an example.
Member 13152980 27-Apr-17 12:11pm
Hi David, that would be most kind sir...

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Solution 1

Take a look at GitHub - jhabjan/Ghostscript.NET: Ghostscript.NET - managed wrapper around the Ghostscript library (32-bit & 64-bit)[^]

This is a library that i mentioned that I used for converting pages of a PDF to images, then using those images to display the document in an MVC application. It looks like the link i provided may be a better option however the method I utilized is found here:

A Simple C# Wrapper for Ghostscript » matthew ephraim's blog[^]

This method is dependent upon having gsdll32.dll in your /bin directory otherwise you'll get run-time errors. The call to converting your PDF to images is the following void GeneratePageThumb(string inputPath, string outputPath, int page, int dpix, int dpiy, int width = 0, int height = 0)

The idea here that you pass in the PDF you want to convert and it will output (outputPath) all the images that were generated from your PDF.

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