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PDF Reader

Android support 馃殌

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Read a PDF just with JS (no native libs needed)


  • 馃憠Install react-native-webview on your own!
  • 馃憠Install expo-file-system on your own!
  • 馃憠Install expo-constants on your own!
  • Use it into Expo app (from expo client, Standalone app or ExpoKit app).
  • Only React-Native 0.59-0.60+ support, Expo SDK 33-36+

PRs are welcome...


import * as React from 'react'
import { View } from 'react-native'
import PDFReader from 'rn-pdf-reader-js'

export default class App extends React.Component {
  render() {
    return (
          uri: '',

See more detailed example into App.tsx file.


interface Source {
  uri?: string // can be local or served on the web (ie. start with `https://` or `file://`)
  base64?: string // should start with `data:application/pdf;base64,`. A base64 encoded pdf file tends to start with `JVBERi0xL` so your complete string should look something like this: `data:application/pdf;base64,JVBERi0xL...`
  headers?: { [key: string]: string }

interface Props {
  source: Source
  style?: View['props']['style'] // style props to override default container style
  webviewStyle?: WebView['props']['style'] // style props to override default WebView style
  webviewProps?: WebView['props']
  noLoader?: boolean
  useGoogleReader?: boolean // If you are not worried about confidentiality
  withScroll?: boolean // Can cause performance issue
  withPinchZoom?: boolean
  customStyle?: {
    readerContainer?: CSS.Properties
    readerContainerDocument?: CSS.Properties
    readerContainerNumbers?: CSS.Properties
    readerContainerNumbersContent?: CSS.Properties
    readerContainerZoomContainer?: CSS.Properties
    readerContainerZoomContainerButton?: CSS.Properties
    readerContainerNavigate?: CSS.Properties
    readerContainerNavigateArrow?: CSS.Properties
  onLoad?(): void // callback that runs after WebView is loaded
  onLoadEnd?(): void // callback that runs after WebView is loaded
  onError?(): void // callback that runs when WebView is on error


Render type Platform Source prop
Custom PDF reader Android uri or base64
Direct from WebView iOS uri or base64
Google PDF Reader Android, iOS uri

What rn-pdf-reader-js use?

  • react-pdf (pdf.js)
  • WebView
  • Base64


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