Lightweight & no dependencies - The Silverlight viewer is very lightweight (only 250 kb!) and has no dependencies, which means that the host application will load without any delays.
Top performance with small and stable memory use - The Silverlight viewer offers top performance as well as small and stable memory footprint when viewing, downloading, or printing large and complicated documents with thousands of pages.
Smooth document viewing experience - Because documents are loaded incrementally and in the background, the UI is always responsive.
Fast - The publishing process guarantees that images will load quickly and incrementally.
High accuracy - Accurately view any PDF or XPS document. Graphical elements which can't be mapped accurately can be selectively rasterized to maintain the appearance of the original document.
Full support for PDF and XPS specification - The document publisher supports full XPS and PDF specification (including HD Photo, TIFF, CMYK, ICC profiles, JBIG2, JPEG2000, encryption, Type3, CFF, CID, etc.).
No need for server side technology - A URL link is all that is needed to view the document.
Documents are optimized for online viewing - Many PDF or XPS documents are the end result of a print/spool process and are not suitable for publishing on the web. Also, files may contain huge images suitable only for offset printing, or may be interleaved, contain replicated fonts, and other features that would bloat or slow down the Silverlight viewer or the HTTP communication channel. SilverDox documents (.XOD) are a standards-compliant and web-optimized subset of the XPS format and the files can be viewed, printed, and manipulated using WPF, .NET, or any other XPS technology.
Automatic thumbnail generation - SilverDox guarantees that thumbnails are always available which improves document browsing and navigation experience.
Easy text access - Easy text access allows simple implementation of full-text search in the client or on the server side.
Simple and customizable API - Simple to use API provides a set of ready-to-use, customizable controls as well as a set of building blocks to build new controls from scratch.
DRM support - Simple extensions for Digital Rights Management (DRM).
Open - SilverDox documents are based on open standards such as Open XML Paper Specification, ISO 32000, etc. This means that SilverDox documents can be viewed and processed using WPF, .NET, or any other API supporting XPS or Open Packaging Conventions (OPC). Closed systems can stifle innovation and growth.
Free Viewer - The SilverDox viewing component is free with the required SilverDox document publisher license.