We have tried the Adobe Reader API for Visual Studio .NET. So far so good, we can get a PDF on the screen, and yes, the form fields on the PDF can be filled in.
But now, things are getting tricky. We want to use a Winforms-Button that does things - like saving information in DB - BEFORE the PDF (with the edited Textfield, Checkboxes ON the PDF) is getting saved in a certain folder.
(We are not sure yet if it will be transfered via FTP to a server, but that's another story...)
Well, we know that there is this save-button on bottom of the PDF-Control on screen, with a print-logo, zoom in/out, etc., but unfortunately, we don't know how to influence the saving sequence (since we want to do other things before the PDF is getting saved). And also, we don't want a save-dialog to open up on screen.
Is there any way to "grab" the content inside of the PDF control and save its content 1:1 (yes, with filled-in form fields) as a brand-new PDF on, let's say, "X:\our new document\" ?
Optionally, we are thinking of using documents that support form fields too, like Word, or any other format, instead of PDF. Do you know any VS plugin for that?
Another optional thing, we would use another PDF viewer control if it ain't be possible with the Adobe's control. Thing is, we'd have to convince our CEO to buy it. So if it's for free, we'd be glad. ;)
C# code is welcome too, we can translate it to VB-code.
Thanks in advance.