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Hello,
try to help at work building a script capable to view PDF from intranet repository.

The problem is filenaming; my script solve this problem but i want to show PDF to my user, using Autoit GUI.
Read and test mLipok work but it doesn't work well. At first run, script show an error, solved resizing manually the GUI.

I read about free activex, but can't install other PDF reader over 200 and more PCs on my workplaces scattered throughout the territory.

I need to show PDF and allow copy/paste text, so i can't show JPG of page.

Anyone can suggest a solution to show PDF on AI GUI ?

Thank you for your time,
m.

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6 hours ago, myspacee said:

At first run, script show an error, solved resizing manually the GUI.

Please provide details.


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On 6/30/2019 at 11:05 PM, myspacee said:

.. can't install other PDF reader over 200 and more PCs on my workplaces scattered throughout the territory ..

just an idea,
are your clients equipped with PDF rendering by the browser?, if so then, according to what is explained here ( https://pdfobject.com/static/ ) , you can embed PDFs directly into the browser (I mean IE), thus, if we embed the webbrowser control into our AutoIt GUI, we can use it as a simple embeddable PDF viewer.
The script below is a quick and dirty example of what I'm talking about.
(just done a quick test and not an in depth testing, thus possible bugs could arise), of course making use of the PDFObject javascript should give more control over the embedded pdf.
Hope it can be of use for you.

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <FileConstants.au3>

Example()

Func Example()
    Local $sPDF_path
    Local $Gui = GUICreate("PDF Viewer", 900, 600)
    GUISetBkColor(0xa0d0a0)

    Local $oIE_Obj = ObjCreate("Shell.Explorer.2") ; Instantiate a BrowserControl
    GUICtrlCreateObj($oIE_Obj, 5, 5, 780, 590); Place the BrowserControl on the GUI
    $oIE_Obj.navigate('about:blank')

    Local $hButtonLoad = GUICtrlCreateButton("Load pdf", 795, 5, 100, 295)
    Local $hButtonExit = GUICtrlCreateButton("Exit", 795, 300, 100, 295)
    GUISetState()
    While 1
        $idMsg = GUIGetMsg()
        Select
            Case $idMsg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
                ExitLoop
            Case $idMsg = $hButtonLoad
                ; Display an open dialog to select a pdf document.
                $sPDF_path = FileOpenDialog("select a pdf document", @ScriptDir & "\", "pdf (*.pdf)", $FD_FILEMUSTEXIST)
                If Not @error Then
                    $oIE_Obj.Stop() ; stop loadinh (if any in progress)
                    $oIE_Obj.document.Write(MakeHTML($sPDF_path)) ; inject lising directly to the HTML document
                    $oIE_Obj.document.execCommand("Refresh")
                EndIf

            Case $idMsg = $hButtonExit
                ExitLoop

        EndSelect
    WEnd
    GUIDelete()
EndFunc   ;==>Example

Func MakeHTML($sPdfPath = '')
    Local $sHTML = '<html>' & @CRLF & _
            '<head>' & @CRLF & _
            '<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge" />' & @CRLF & _
            '</head>' & @CRLF & _
            '<body>' & @CRLF & _
            '<div class="container">' & @CRLF & _
            '  <div class="pdf">' & @CRLF & _
            '   <object data="' & $sPdfPath & '" type="application/pdf" width="100%" height="100%">' & @CRLF & _
            '    <iframe src="' & $sPdfPath & '" width="100%"    height="100%" style="border: none;">' & @CRLF & _
            '     This browser does not support PDFs. Please download the PDF to view it: ' & @CRLF & _
            '     <a href="' & $sPdfPath & '">Download PDF</a>' & @CRLF & _
            '    </iframe>' & @CRLF & _
            '   </object>' & @CRLF & _
            '  </div>' & @CRLF & _
            '</div>' & @CRLF & _
            '</body>' & @CRLF & _
            '</html>'
    Return $sHTML
EndFunc   ;==>MakeHTML

 


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