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Android PdfRendererBasic Sample

This sample demonstrates how to display PDF document on screen using the PdfRenderer introduced in Android 5.0 Lollipop.


You can now render PDF document pages into bitmap images for printing by using the new PdfRenderer class. You must specify a ParcelFileDescriptor that is seekable (that is, the content can be randomly accessed) on which the system writes the the printable content. Your app can obtain a page for rendering with openPage(), then call render() to turn the opened PdfRenderer.Page into a bitmap.

This sample loads the PDF from assets. Contents of assets are compressed by default, and the PdfRenderer class cannot open it. In this sample, we work around this by copying the file into the cache directory.


  • Android SDK 27
  • Android Build Tools v27.0.2
  • Android Support Repository



Getting Started

This sample uses the Gradle build system. To build this project, use the gradlew build command or use Import Project in Android Studio.


  • Google+ Community: https://plus.google.com/communities/105153134372062985968
  • Stack Overflow: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/android

If you've found an error in this sample, please file an issue: https://github.com/googlesamples/android-PdfRendererBasic

Patches are encouraged, and may be submitted by forking this project and submitting a pull request through GitHub. Please see CONTRIBUTING.md for more details.


Copyright 2017 The Android Open Source Project, Inc.

Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one or more contributor license agreements. See the NOTICE file distributed with this work for additional information regarding copyright ownership. The ASF licenses this file to you under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the License); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at


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android-PdfRendererBasic open issues Ask a question     (View All Issues)
  • almost 4 years How to zoom page ??
  • about 4 years Upstream issue with PdfRenderer
  • over 4 years The PDF content can't be zoomed in or out
  • almost 5 years [ZIP3] No create document. Error:
android-PdfRendererBasic open pull requests (View All Pulls)
  • To make this sample has pdf zoom in/out capability.
  • remove deprecated function, onAttach(Activity), and move create rende…
  • Fix link in README.md
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