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How to add headers and footers to a PDF file

The headers and footers of PDF appear on the top and bottom of the pages in a consistent way with text, image, or shapes. This includes title, page count, page numbers, author name, date, and time using dynamic fields such as PdfPageCountField and PdfPageNumberField.

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

Steps to add headers and footers to a PDF file 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 add headers and footers in a PDF file.



Download the work sample from HeaderAndFooterSample.Zip

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

Take a moment to peruse the documentation, where you can find drawing the headers and footers in a PDF file and other features like adding shapes to PDF, inserting image in a PDF, and drawing text to PDF with code examples.

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

An online sample link to add headers and footers with images, text and shapes in all pages of document.


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:
9115 08/07/2018 09/24/2018 WinForms PDF
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