Hm, either you implement your own PDF reader using LV (essentially a parser for the file format "PDF") or you "simply" call a PDF Reader application programmatically.
Simply in quotation marks as you got to know the API of that reader application.....
Unrelated, this comes up frequently enough (I seem to see PDF handling about once / week), I think NI should consider offering some native support for PDFs...
Is platform\browser.llb no longer shipping with LabVIEW? That has worked for years and years. I don't have access to LabVIEW right now.
It is right in vi.lib where it belongs in 2013
Unfortunatly, most of the PDF questions I have seen recently aren't simply "How do I launch another application in Windows" 🙂
Edit: What Jeff and Dennis were getting at in their own way is that you can easily launch adobe reader to display a pdf if that is your only goal. See: http://digital.ni.com/public.nsf/allkb/68A6F2A00872837E862576940059C142
I am also quite certain you could find an ActiveX object that would just display PDFs as well.
I played with it... there is an ActiveX control called AcroPDF that comes default with Adobe Reader. It works fine inside of LabVIEW.