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Overview

This high-performance and feature-rich Xamarin PDF framework and works without Adobe dependencies. It has a PDF creation and editing library that allows you to create, read, and edit PDF files programmatically in any Xamarin applications. It offers PDF viewer control to view, review, and print PDF files. Its powerful conversion APIs make it easy to convert Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and images to PDF.

Overview Diagram of Xamarin SDK PDF Framework


Why Syncfusion?

No Server Deployment Fees

There are no distribution fees, per-server licensing fees, or royalties, which makes Essential PDF very cost-effective.

Blazing Fast Performance

It’s optimized for usage in a server environment where speed and low memory usage is critical.

Powerful and Comprehensive APIs

All the elements in a typical PDF document like text, formatting, images, shapes, and tables are accessible through a comprehensive set of APIs.

Proven PDF library

Over more than 15 years, Syncfusion’s PDF library has become a mature and proven product.

Fully Documented

The Xamarin PDF library comes with extensive documentation, a Knowledge Base, and samples.

Cross platforms

Single API across all platforms.


PDF: Creating and editing APIs

Create PDFs from scratch with text, images, graphics, and more. Manipulate or edit PDF files with just a few lines of code.

csharp PDF forms.

PDF forms

Create, read, fill, and flatten PDF form fields in AcroForms.

Merge Xamarin PDFs.

Merge PDFs

Combine or merge different PDF files into one PDF file.

Split csharp PDFs.

Split PDFs

Split a PDF file into different sub-documents quickly and accurately.

Edit and Manipulate charp PDFs

Edit and manipulate

Add text, images, graphics, shapes, annotations, bookmarks, and stamps, and change a PDF file by replacing fonts and images.

Xamarin PDF Security

Security

Syncfusion Essential PDF allows developers to build PDF security into their application, spanning a range of low to high encryption standards.

Xamarin PDF Tables.

Tables

Create stunning PDF tables with advanced customization, formatting, and styling.


For more information, please check our Xamarin PDF library features.


Viewing PDFs

View, annotate, and fill PDF form fields interactively within an application easily.

High performance Xamarin PDF

High performance

Load documents with thousands of pages instantly. Enjoy a seamless scrolling experience. The virtualized pages utilize less runtime memory.

Fill forms in Xamarin PDF

Fill forms

Fill, edit, save, and print interactive form fields easily.

Annotate or review PDF

Annotate or review PDFs

Effortlessly add or edit ink, free text, and text markup (highlight, underline, strike-through) annotations in a PDF document, interactively.

Easy page navigation

Easy page navigation

Interactively or programmatically navigate pages from options in a built-in toolbar. Users can also navigate pages in a single document through bookmarks and a table of contents.

Print

An enhanced printing experience allows users to print an entire PDF document or customized ranges of PDF pages.

Accurate PDF rendering

Accurate PDF rendering

The Syncfusion PDF Viewer renders PDF pages accurately. It also provides APIs to convert the pages of a PDF file into JPG, PNG, TIFF, and BMP formats. The scaler exportation comes with the customization of dimensions and DPI.


For more information, please check our Xamarin PDF Viewer control features.


PDF Conversions

Word to PDF conversion in Xamarin

Word to PDF

Converts a Word document to PDF for printing and viewing in a portable format. Supports various customization options like embedding fonts, PDF conformance levels A-1B and X-1A2001, and exporting bookmarks.

Excel to PDF conversion in Xamarin

Excel to PDF

Convert an Excel workbook or worksheet to PDF format. Use various customization options like embedding fonts, ignoring empty pages or worksheets, and showing or hiding headers or footers.

PowerPoint to PDF conversion in Xamarin

PowerPoint to PDF

Convert a PowerPoint presentation to PDF. The conversion can be customized with handouts and pages for notes.

Image to PDF conversion in Xamarin

Image to PDF

Convert many image formats such as JPEG, PNG, TIFF, and SVG to PDF.


Xamarin PDF Code Example

Easily get started with the Xamarin PDF Library using a few simple lines of C# code example as demonstrated below. Also explore our Xamarin PDF Library Example that shows how to create and modify PDF files from C# with 5 lines of code on different platforms.

//Create a new PDF document
PdfDocument document = new PdfDocument();
//Add a page
PdfPage page = document.Pages.Add();
//Create Pdf graphics for the page
PdfGraphics graphics = page.Graphics;
//Set the font
PdfFont font = new PdfStandardFont(PdfFontFamily.Helvetica, 36);
//Draw the text
graphics.DrawString("Hello world!", font, PdfBrushes.Black, new PointF(20, 20));
//Saving the PDF to the MemoryStream
MemoryStream ms = new MemoryStream();
document.Save(ms);
document.Close();




Frequently Asked Questions

The Syncfusion Xamarin PDF Framework supports the following:

  • Create and edit unique PDF files with text and graphics with just a few lines of code.
  • Open, modify, save, and compress PDF files.
  • Redact text and images, encrypt and decrypt documents, merge multiple documents, and split PDF files using advanced standards.
  • Easily view and examine PDF files within your application.
  • Easily ensure files adhere to PDF/X1-A, PDF/A1-B, PDF/A3-B, and PDF/A1-B conformances.
  • Digitally sign and validate signatures in PDF files.
  • One of the best Xamarin PDF libraries on the market, offering a rich set of APIs to interact with the software.
  • Within an application, interactively view, annotate, and fill out fields in PDF forms.
  • Extensive demos, and documentation to learn quickly and get started with Xamarin PDF Framework.

No, this is a commercial product and requires a paid license. However, a free community license is also available for companies and individuals whose organizations have less than $1 million USD in annual gross revenue, 5 or fewer developers, and 10 or fewer total employees.

A good place to start would be our comprehensive getting started documentation.

Apart from Xamarin, the Syncfusion PDF Framework supports platforms for web (Blazor, Flutter, ASP.NET Core, ASP.NET MVC, and ASP.NET Web Forms), mobile (.NET MAUI, Flutter, and UWP), and desktop (Windows Forms, WPF, WinUI, .NET MAUI, Flutter, and UWP).

You can find our Xamarin PDF Frameworks demo here.

RESOURCES

CASE STUDY

Syncfusion’s file format components helped me create the reports I needed, fast. – J. Pereira, Software Developer.

The libraries have been built from scratch and refined for more than a decade to provide blazing-fast performance, comprehensive API, and compatibility across the latest and older versions of these files.

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VIDEOS

Syncfusion File Format Libraries - Manipulate Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and PDF files

Read and write Excel, Word, PDF, and PowerPoint files. Also includes integrated visualization capabilities. Advanced features include support for pivot tables, pivot charts, mail-merge, and extensive formatting.

E-BOOK

Succinctly Series: Statistics Using Excel Succinctly

Succinctly Series: Statistics Using Excel Succinctly


- by Charles Zaiontz
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Awards

Greatness—it’s one thing to say you have it, but it means more when others recognize it. Syncfusion is proud to hold the following industry awards.

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