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Michael Drechsel, Fabrice Harari, KenKnight, kingdr, rahulmr

[WDXX] PDF-Tool Integration (PDF Xchange Editor or Foxit)

Startbeitrag von Michael Drechsel am 18.11.2017 12:10


I try to integrate a PDF Tool like Pdf Exchange Editor (www.tracker-software.com) or Foxit in my application.
I need annotations and digital signing. Tracker writes at the homepage that they support Windev.

Did anybody tried this before ?


Hi Michael,

We use pdf x-change extensively throughout our hosted environment. Although I haven't touched the digital signing part of it, if it is like the rest of the things I've done with it, it is fairly straight forward.

Just let me know if I can be of some assistance.


von KenKnight - am 21.11.2017 19:55
Hi Ken,

thank you.

do you have a little sample project as starting point for me ?

The first problem: How to include the sdk in the windev enviroment, call a window and switch some toolbars on/ off.

von Michael Drechsel - am 21.11.2017 20:32
Got it. I've got a simple pdf viewer that I wrote in windev, let me look at that and make sure there's nothing proprietary in it. If not, I'll zip it up and send it over.


von KenKnight - am 22.11.2017 11:59
HI Ken,

perfect. Thx a lot.

von Michael Drechsel - am 22.11.2017 13:02
Hi Ken,

sorry, but did you already send me anything ? Perhaps it is lost in the O365 SPAM folder ?

von Michael Drechsel - am 25.11.2017 16:51
Hi Ken,

can you please send me the short example of your pdf-viewer ? (see above)


von Michael Drechsel - am 23.02.2018 12:46
Hi Ken,
Even I need your example to start with. can you please send me your example ?

von rahulmr - am 10.04.2018 12:10

unfortunately Ken don´t answered.

von Michael Drechsel - am 10.04.2018 12:23

I'm not sure why you want to use an external tool for any of that...

You can display a pdf in an image field
There is a full example called PDF viewer done like that available in windev
You can sign a pdf with the pdfsign function (available in v22)

So using an external tool seems like a huge waste of time to me

Best regards

von Fabrice Harari - am 11.04.2018 11:27
Hi Fabrice,

we have a lot of drawings and need it for the annotations where every user show have his own pen-color, ID and so on.

These functions are current not availible in WD.

von Michael Drechsel - am 11.04.2018 11:30

How about pdfViewer control in wd23 (011 new feature, now in French version?

If so, is it a worth of an upgrade from wd22 to wd23?

Have a thought!



von kingdr - am 11.04.2018 12:49
Hi King,

never use a new introduced feature in the first release ( like Fabrice says) :rp:

von Michael Drechsel - am 11.04.2018 12:52
Thx for your advice Michael :)

'so tempting to use this embedded and hoping for pdfEditControl for
field/lookup input in future version.



von kingdr - am 11.04.2018 12:58
Hi actually, most of these functions ARE available in the WD PDF viewer example (annotations in different color pens and so on)

And because it's written in wlanguage, you can adapt EXACTLY the way you want

Best regards

von Fabrice Harari - am 11.04.2018 19:09
as for the v23 pdf control, it's a completely not useful control, as the example in question IS already doing all that...

In fact, I'm pretty sure they just wrapped the example in a DLL and made a few improvement that you get for relinquishing the possibility to have more control and make your own changes...

Best regards

von Fabrice Harari - am 11.04.2018 19:11
Hi Fabrice,

can´t see anything with annotations in the example. The last WD PDF Viewer example is for me in WD20.
WD21 + WD22 don´t have this in the english version.

By the way:

Annotations in PDF´s is not only draw a red line over the pdf. You can export / import them in a *.fdf file, embedd them into the underlaying pdf file. We need also the ability to measure something in the drawing and so on.
We need this for collaboration between a couple of user. Each of them should make his own comment about the content of the pdf drawing. And this should be stored in the database.

von Michael Drechsel - am 12.04.2018 07:53
Hi all,

So so sorry about not getting back in here and following up. I got pulled away trying to get some real estate ready for closing.

If this ever happens in the future, always feel free to shoot me an email at kenknight @ helpconsulting.net

Here's the promised example viewer using PDF-XChange. If you don't have a developer key and secret from Trakker software, all your pdfs will show up with a watermark.


Let me know if you have any questions. I'll try to step back in on this thread over the next week or so to make sure everyone is working with it ok.

Best regards,

von KenKnight - am 01.05.2018 13:07
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