Foxit PDF SDK ActiveX

Foxit PDF SDK ActiveX

  • Instantly Add PDF Display
  • Supports Windows Application
  • Fast Time to Market
  • Visual Programming Components

Foxit PDF SDK ActiveX - Overview

Powerful and Easy To Use PDF SDK Toolkit

The Foxit PDF SDK ActiveX is ideal for product managers and developers who are either new to PDF or don't want to make large investments in learning PDF technology. With its easy to use, customizable, visual programming components, developers can simply drag and drop the components into an application and instantly add PDF display functions to any Windows based standalone application. This PDF SDK enables development organizations to quickly create PDF capable applications and achieve faster time to market without requiring deep PDF expertise. It is compatible with many programming languages, this includes but not limited to: C/C , Visual Basic, .Net, Delphi. This SDK also supports a wide range of western and eastern PDF fonts, and provides a localizable user interface for your PDF application.

Small, Fast, High Quality, and Full Featured PDF library SDK

The Foxit PDF SDK ActiveX is a visual programming component that offers PDF display and annotation capabilities with minimal resource demand and small re-distribution size. It uses the same core technology as the Foxit Reader; therefore it can display PDF files quickly, accurately, and with high quality. Allowing an easy integration into a wide range of applications, it is designed for a broad spectrum of users who want to develop PDF display and annotation capabilities. Key features of the Foxit PDF SDK ActiveX include:

  • Easy to use environment to develop your own PDF applications quickly and achieve fast time-to-market.
  • Fast PDF rendering speed, high accuracy, and superior quality.
  • Compatible with many programming languages.
  • Extensive printing, annotation, and form features and properties.
  • Allows to digitally sign PDF documents using third-party digital certificates and supports digital signature verification.
  • Localizable user interface.

System Requirements

Operating Systems
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP (32-bit & 64-bit)
  • Microsoft® Windows Vista® (32-bit & 64-bit)
  • Microsoft® Windows 7(32-bit & 64-bit).

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Fast PDF rendering speed and accurate rendering quality

  • Less waiting time to read PDF documents.
  • View PDF documents the way they were intended to be viewed: crisp, clear, and easy to read.

Extensive PDF printing features and properties

  • Manually adjust PDF printing options through a dialog window or preset these options and perform a silent print.

PDF Form element control

  • Add, delete and set the properties of PDF form elements. Build your own PDF forms and distribute them to target recipients.

PDF annotation object control

  • Add, delete and set the properties of annotation objects of a PDF document. Build your own annotation tools.

Compatible with many programming languages

  • Conforms to the COM standard and can be easily used in C/C++, Visual Basic, .Net, Delphi, or other development tools which support COM components.

Flexible, expandable, and customizable

  • Foxit PDF SDK ActiveX can be extended with any feature available in other Foxit SDKs such as Foxit PDF SDK DLL and Foxit Embedded PDF SDK depending on specific customer requirements.

24/7 support worldwide deployment

  • Support Western, Chinese, Japanese and Korean (CJK) languages.

Localizable UI

  • Provide solution to the end users in their native desktop languages. Easily change the UI language by calling one function when the corresponding XML language file is placed in the same file path of Foxit PDF ActiveX SDK.

One stop shopping for a complete PDF solution

  • No additional software required.

Professional customer support

  • Quick and accurate response provided by professional and experienced engineers.

Digital signature

  • Enable digital signatures in PDF documents using third-party digital certificates located in the Windows system certificate store.
  • Supports digital signature verification (which authenticates the source and verifies the integrity of content of digitally signed PDF documents), signature timestamp, signature print control, and more.

Multi- Instance Support

  • Run multiple instances of ActiveX on a single system at the same time, so that applications can provide simultaneous views of multiple pages or display pages from multiple PDF documents at the same time.
  • Perform batch printing

Image conversion

  • Convert images to PDF or export PDF to images in popular image file formats such as JPEG, BMP, PNG and TIFF.

PDF Document organization

  • Incorporate the following capabilities into your applications:
    • Create a blank PDF page
    • Insert pages in a PDF document from another PDF document
    • Delete pages in a PDF

Asynchronous Operations

  • Simultaneously read and download PDF documents. For example, the first page of a large document can be displayed while the rest of the PDF is still being downloaded.

Standard Package

The Standard Package is the mandatory base functionality of the Foxit PDF SDK ActiveX. The Standard Package provides a complete PDF solution for developers to add view, search, and extract text functionality to their applications and devices. Highlights of the PDF SDK ActiveX Standard Package are:

  • Industry's best PDF Rendering
  • Zoom in/out
  • PDF navigation
  • Bookmarking
  • Programmatic access to Bookmark information
  • Progressive display
  • Search PDF text
  • Extract and select text
  • Open and save PDF
  • Print PDF documents
  • Multi-instance support
  • Asynchronous processing

Professional Package

Professional Package adds annotation support, forms support, watermarks additions, converting PDF to text, and hyperlink operations. Highlights of the PDF SDK ActiveX Professional Package are:

  • Importing/Exporting annotations
  • Filling form fields
  • Importing/exporting form data
  • Search form data
  • Highlight all matched search text
  • Highlighting
  • FTP uploading
  • Running document JavaScript
  • Hyperlink and Watermark Support
  • Adding images
  • Exporting pages
  • Converting PDF to text and bitmaps
  • Password encryption
  • Permission controls
  • PDF Document Organization
  • Image Conversion

Powerful Add-on Modules

Customers can add the following add-on modules to the Professional Package.

  • PDF Form Add-on Module
    The PDF Form Add-on Module provides developers programmatic access to the forms, so the program can have access and react to the data the user inputs into forms. It includes PDF form element operations, such as adding, removing and editing form fields, JavaScript support, and also provides the ability to reply to annotations.
  • Annotation Add-on Module
    The Annotation Add-on Module provides developers programmatic access to the annotations, so the program can have access and react to the users' annotations. It also includes advanced Annotation operations on PDF documents, such as editing, creating and removing annotations, and the formatting of text annotations.
  • Digital Signature Add-on Module
    The digital signature Add-on Module allows developers to enable their applications to digitally sign PDF documents using third-party digital certificates located in the Windows system certificate store. It also supports digital signature verification (which authenticates the source and verifies the integrity of content of digitally signed PDF documents), signature timestamp, signature print control, and more.
    The SDK complies with the PAdES (PDF Advanced Electronic Signatures) standard, which are extensions to PDF to support electronic signatures.

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Help Me Choose - Package Descriptions

Standard Package
Professional Package
Professional Package with PDF Form Add-on
Professional Package with Annotation Add-on
Professional Package with PDF Form and Annotation Add-ons
Used internally within your company
Used externally to customers outside your company

Get started by downloading the Foxit PDF SDK ActiveX Demo.

  • Please read through the User Manual for instructions.
  • Download a trial version of either the Professional or Standard version of the ActiveX Control.
  • Download the PDF SDK ActiveX Tutorial.
  • Download the Foxit PDF SDK ActiveX Demo (available in the following Integrated Development Environments (IDE)). Std Demo
    • Unzip the demo and open it up in the appropriate IDE. Compile and run it.

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