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How to read PDF file in C#, VB.NET

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 read an existing PDF file and save it in C# and VB.NET.

 

Steps to read a PDF file programmatically:

 

  1. Create a new C# console application project.

 

Create Console application project in Visual Studio

 

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

 

 

  1. Include following namespaces in Program.cs file.

 

 

 

  1. Use the following code snippet to read an existing PDF file.

 

 

 

A complete working sample along with the input file used can be downloaded from Read-PDF-file.zip

 

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. 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.

 

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:
9151 08/14/2018 09/25/2018 Windows Forms PDF
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