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How to store and retrieve a PDF document from database

Syncfusion Essential PDF is a .NET PDF library used to create, read, and edit PDF documents. Using this library, you can store and retrieve the PDF document from data using C# and VB.NET.

Steps to store and retrieve PDF document programmatically:

  1. Create a new C# Windows Forms application project.

Create a Windows Forms 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 the Form1.Designer.cs file.



  1. Use the following code snippet to store PDF document to database.



  1. Use the following code snippet to retrieve the PDF document from database.



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

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

A screenshot of a cell phone

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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:
889 04/30/2011 11/13/2018 WinForms PDF
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tomer Dec 23, 2016
1.Link to demo is broken
2.code for saving the pdf is missing
2.The type of column in the db table is not specified

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