1. ssbtech's Avatar
    I know with Cascades an app can load a "card" from another app.

    I've been thinking how nice it would be to have a PDF viewer app that allows you to have multiple PDF documents open at one time in a tabbed arrangement, just like multiple tabs in the native browser.

    I know you can't have multiple instances of the PDF reader open at once (silly) but could an app load multiple cards from the PDF reader in order to display multiple documents in tabs?
    09-05-13 11:35 PM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    Working on getting you an answer.
    09-06-13 12:01 AM
  3. SCrid2000's Avatar
    Not all at once afaik, but you could invoke them one at a time. Cards are mostly controlled by the OS.
    If you do it with cards they'll all be full screen too.
    09-06-13 12:02 AM
  4. jeroen_13's Avatar
    Or build own pdf reader

    There is a PDF reader source code has been released recently for cascades BB10, it renders PDF pages as images with any resolution you specify.
    You can find the demo on Appworld here:
    And you can buy the source code here:

    Sent from my HTC Sensation using CB Forums mobile app
    09-06-13 12:06 AM
  5. Thunderbuck's Avatar
    The problem with a card is that it takes the entire page. You could have a list view that vertically stacks links to different documents, but you wouldn't be able to view each document without it taking the whole screen.

    What you'd need is something like a WebView for PDFs; a control you can put in a container that will display a PDF.
    09-06-13 12:31 AM
  6. ssbtech's Avatar
    I'm not a developer so I wouldn't be doing anything like building it myself. I'm just trying to figure out why it hasn't been done yet. Is it too hard to do, technical limitation, etc...

    I can think of many times where someone would want multiple documents open at a time and be able to flip between them without losing the page/view. I'm surprised it isn't available yet.
    09-06-13 12:50 AM
  7. RedxD's Avatar
    Is a good idea so if no one makes it before me, I'll try to make it.
    millwright40 likes this.
    09-12-13 01:09 PM

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