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XPS, the WPF Document Viewer and extending the WPF Annotation framework

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 11, 2010    Points: 0   Category :WPF

Hi all,

I'm in the design phase of a project at the moment and the client wants a desktop app they can use to view and annotate "any" type of document. I've been doing some research into the WPF document viewer and XPS documents and it seems like a perfect fit because using the XPS document writer, you can print anything to an xps document and easily view it in your WPF app. I've tested this with a few different document types (PDF, web pages, word documents, etc etc) and the results have been very impressive. I wanted to stay away from the Adobe PDF reviewing tool, because dealing with their APIs is likely to be difficult and I wanted to design an all-MS solution if possible.


Another major advantage of XPS is that we can use the WPF annotation framework (System.Windows.Annotations), but my problem is that this framework is a good start, but the client is going to want richer features that the framework doesn't provide, like the following:


·         Ability to draw rectangles o

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