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How to create PDF forms in C#, VB.NET

An interactive form, sometimes referred to as an AcroForm, is a collection of fields for gathering information interactively from the user. A PDF document may contain any number of fields appearing on any combination of pages, which make a single and global interactive form spanning the entire document.

Syncfusion Essential PDF is a .NET PDF library used to create, read, and edit PDF documents. Using this library, you can create interactive PDF forms in C# and VB.NET.

Steps to create a PDF forms 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 a PDF forms.

 

 

Download the work sample from CreatePDFFormSample.Zip

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

Take a moment to peruse the documentation, where you find other options like modifying existing form fields, filling form fields, removing editing capability, removing form fields, importing FDF file to PDF, export PDF file to FDF, adding actions to form fields and features like XFA Form, adding annotation and JavaScript actions to PDF, etc., with code examples.

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

An online sample link to generate PDF Forms

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:
9083 08/06/2018 09/24/2018 WinForms PDF
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