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How to set the page margin in a PDF using C# and VB.NET

Syncfusion Essential PDF is a .NET PDF library used to create, read, and edit PDF documents. Using this library, you can set the page margin in PDF using C# and VB.NET.

Steps to set the page margin in PDF programmatically:

  1. Create a new C# console application project.

Create a console application project

  1. Install the Syncfusion.Pdf.WinForms NuGet package as reference to your .NET Framework application from NuGet.org.

NuGet  package reference screenshot

  1. Include the following namespaces in Program.cs file.



  1. Use the following code snippet to set the page margin in PDF document.



A complete working sample can be downloaded from PageMarginSample.zip.

By executing the program, you will get the PDF document as follows.

Output document screenshot

Take a moment to peruse the documentation, where you can find the options like inserting, rotating, importing, and rearranging the pages from an existing document, removing the pages and splitting a PDF file to individual pages.

Refer here to explore the rich set of Syncfusion Essential PDF features.


Starting with v16.2.0.x, if you reference Syncfusion assemblies from trial setup or from the NuGet feed, include a license key in your projects. Refer to link to learn about generating and registering Syncfusion license key in your application to use the components without trail message.








Article ID: Published Date: Last Revised Date: Platform: Control:
5825 11/30/2015 11/15/2018 WinForms PDF
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Mike Vaughan Edwards Sep 24, 2018

In the example the margin is set at 50. 50 what? pixels? cm? I am trying to convert a document from outlook which uses IE and the margin settings are in centimetres. I need to know what units Synfusion uses before I can convert.

KarthikeyanC [Syncfusion] Sep 26, 2018

The default unit used in Essential PDF is 'Points'.

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