PDF Kit Reference Collection

Apple’s PDF Kit, introduced with OS X version 10.4, lets you add PDF viewing and navigation to your Mac app with just a few clicks in Interface Builder.

With PDF Kit, your application can access much of the functionality described in the Adobe PDF specification with just a small number of Cocoa classes. The Preview application in OS X v10.4 and later uses PDF Kit for PDF support, so you can use that application as an example of some of PDF Kit’s features.

If you want to go beyond simple PDF viewing, PDF Kit includes a suite of Objective-C utility classes. These utility classes provide lower-level support of PDF features, allowing more control over annotations, selections, and so on.


Header file directories
Companion guide