Add File Open Action to PDF in C# (.NET Core)

Adding File Open Action to PDF using DynamicPDF Generator is simple and easy.

How to add File Open Action to PDF in C#

Below are the steps and sample code to add a File Open Action to PDF document using the Generator product. These actions can be used to perform tasks in many places such as in outlines, links, buttons or in any Document, Page or Form Field Reader Events. This action can be used to open a file, provided a native application to open that specific file is already installed.

Steps for Adding File Open Action to a PDF Document

  1. Create a Document object.
  2. Create a Page object and add it to the Document.
  3. Create a Button object.
  4. Create a FileOpenAction object and set the parameters.
  5. Add the Button to the page.
  6. Save the PDF document.

Sample Code - C#

Document document = new Document();
Page page = new Page();
document.Pages.Add( page );

Button button = new Button("btn", 50, 150, 100, 30);
button.Label = "Click Here";
FileOpenAction action = new FileOpenAction(@"Path of the file to open", FileLaunchMode.NewWindow);
button.ReaderEvents.MouseUp = action 

page.Elements.Add( button );	
document.Draw( "output.pdf" );

Over 75 Page Elements

DynamicPDF Generator contains over 75 page elements so you can add rich content to the PDFs you create:

  • Images
  • Text Objects (TextArea and Label)
  • HTML
  • Barcodes (47 types)
  • Form Fields
  • Charts

Getting Started

NuGet Package

DynamicPDF Generator is available on NuGet and is part of the ceTe.DynamicPDF.CoreSuite.NET package. The Core Suite package includes Generator, Merger and ReportWriter.

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NuGet Package ID: ceTe.DynamicPDF.CoreSuite.NET

Example Project

An example project showing this functionality can be cloned or viewed from GitHub:

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