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How to measure a text to draw in 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 measure a text to draw in PDF using C# and VB.NET.

Steps to measure a text to draw in PDF document 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 the Program.cs file.



  1. Use the following code snippet to measure a text to draw in the PDF document.



A complete working sample can be downloaded from MeasureTextSample.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 other options like draw text in PDF using standard and true type fonts, display Unicode text, draw Right-To-Left text, HTML styled text, inserting rich text format content, draw complex script language text, create multicolumn PDF, ordered list and unordered list with code examples.

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:
893 04/30/2011 11/22/2018 WinForms PDF
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Kyle Humfeld Jan 01, 2016
Useful, except that the C# syntax doesn't work. Compile-time error: cannot implicitly convert float to System.Drawing.SizeF.
Kyle Humfeld Jan 01, 2016
Please strike my previous comment. Transcription error on my part.
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