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How to create a PDF file in C#, VB.NET

PDF (Portable Document Format) is file format used to display the document with same formatting, independent of application software, hardware, and operating system. Syncfusion Essential PDF is a .NET PDF library used to create, read, and edit PDF documents. Using this library, you can start creating a PDF document in C# and VB.

Steps to create PDF programmatically:

  1. Create a new C# console application project.

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

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

 

 

  1. Use the following code snippet to create PDF with “Hello World” text.

 

 

You can download the working sample from CreatePDF.Zip.

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

Take a moment to peruse the documentation, where you can find other options like drawing right-to-left text and multi-column text,  consuming TrueType fonts, Standards fonts, CJK fonts, etc., and features like PDF form filling, extract text or images from PDF, protect PDF documents etc., with code examples.

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

An online sample link to generate Hello world PDF document

See Also:

Create a PDF file in Xamarin

Create a PDF file in ASP.NET Core

Create a PDF file in ASP.NET MVC

Create a PDF file in Windows Forms

Create a PDF file in WPF

Note:

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:
9021 07/24/2018 09/25/2018 Windows Forms PDF
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