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How to create a PDF file in Windows Forms?

PDF (Portable Document Format) is a 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 create a PDF document in Windows Forms.

 

Steps to create PDF programmatically:

 

  1. Create a new Windows Forms application project.

 

Create Windows Forms application in Visual Studio

 

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

 

 

  1. Include the following namespaces in the Form1.Designer.cs file.

 

 

 

  1. Add a new button in Form1.Designer.cs to create PDF document as follows.

 

 

 

  1. Add the following code in btnCreate_Click to create a PDF file with simple text.

 

 

 

A complete working sample can be downloaded from Create-PDF-file.zip

 

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

 

Create PDF File

 

Take a moment to peruse the documentation, where you will find other options like drawing right-to-left text and multi-column text, consuming TrueType fonts, Standards fonts, CJK fonts. Also, the features like PDF form filling, extract text or images from PDF, protect PDF documents 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 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:
9126 08/13/2018 09/25/2018 WinForms PDF
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