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Library for displaying PDF documents in react-native

Library for displaying PDF documents in react-native

react-native-view-pdf

Library for displaying PDF documents in react-native

  • android - uses Android PdfViewer. Stable version com.github.barteksc:android-pdf-viewer:2.8.2 is used. Targets minSdkVersion 19 and above
  • ios - uses WKWebView. Targets iOS9.0 and above
  • zero NPM dependencies

Examples

PDF from url

import PDFView from 'react-native-view-pdf';

<PDFView
  style={{ flex: 1 }}
  onError={(error) => console.log('onError', error)}
  onLoad={() => console.log('PDF rendered from url')}
  resource="http://www.pdf995.com/samples/pdf.pdf"
  resourceType="url"
/>

PDF from base64

import PDFView from 'react-native-view-pdf';

<PDFView
  style={{ flex: 1 }}
  onError={(error) => console.log('onError', error)}
  onLoad={() => console.log('PDF rendered from base 64 data')}
  resource="JVBERi0xLjMKJcfs..."
  resourceType: 'base64'
/>

PDF from file

On iOS the implementation will first look in the MainBundle for the file.
If this fails, the DocumentDirectory will be queried for the document.

import PDFView from 'react-native-view-pdf';

<PDFView
  style={{ flex: 1 }}
  onError={(error) => console.log('onError', error)}
  onLoad={() => console.log('PDF rendered from file')}
  resource={Platform.OS === 'ios' ? 'test-pdf.pdf' : '/sdcard/Download/test-pdf.pdf'}
  resourceType="file"
/>

iOS only

You can set the additional property 'fadeInDuration' (in ms, defaults to 0.0) to smoothly fade the webview into view when pdf loading is completed.

Demo

Android

android_pdf

iOS

ios_pdf

Use the demo project to:

  • Test the component on both android and iOS
  • Render PDF using URL, BASE64 data or local file
  • Handle error state

Getting started

$ npm install react-native-view-pdf --save

Mostly automatic installation

$ react-native link react-native-view-pdf

Manual installation

iOS

  1. Add ReactNativeViewPDF project to your project
  2. Under your build target general settings, add the library to your Linked Frameworks and Libraries
  3. If you run into any issues, confirm that under Build Phases -> Link Binary With Libraries the library is present

Android

  1. Open up android/app/src/main/java/[...]/MainApplication.java
  • Add import com.reactlibrary.PDFViewPackage; to the imports at the top of the file
  • Add new PDFViewPackage() to the list returned by the getPackages() method
  1. Append the following lines to android/settings.gradle:
    include ':react-native-view-pdf'
    project(':react-native-view-pdf').projectDir = new File(rootProject.projectDir, '../node_modules/react-native-view-pdf/android')
    
  2. Insert the following lines inside the dependencies block in android/app/build.gradle:
    compile project(':react-native-view-pdf')
    

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