I'm trying to use RadPdfViewer in my WPF app but it seems unwieldy. I am wondering if I misunderstand it.
With the normal WPF DocumentViewer and FixedDocument, I can lay out a page in XAML just as I want it and then just add that the the FixedDocument. Can I do this with RadPdfViewer?
Every example I see (in the PdfProcessing examples) has the user creating text blocks, tables and annotations in code-behind and then individually adding them to RadFixedPages. That completely defeats the purpose of using WPF in the first place. I don't want to lay out a report in code-behind. I want to lay out out a XAML page and add it to the report.
But since this stuff comes with your UI for WPF, I assume I must be missing something fundamental.
To be explicit, here is what I do right now when the user tries to generate a report.
- I start off with a view model "PageVm"
- The main report is laid out in ReportView.xaml .
- I've already laid out my report pages with ReportPageView.xaml
Is this possible with Telerik's UI? How do I do it?